The meaning of the word entrapment is the state of being caught in or as in a trap. One of the little known aspects of Building Reports & Pool Safety Inspections is defining areas that can cause entrapment resulting in injury. Most common issues are sharp objects such as metal elements of fences or pool barrier sheeting or signage. Pool fence posts often represent an entrapment issue when not properly installed or maintained with caps. The top of the aluminium post is missin
Corrosion is a major factor when assessing homes that fall within a short distance of the ocean. It is more prevalent where wind and waves cause salt spray to become airborne and blow onto, and build up on building elements. Industry Regulations and product manufacturers have specifications to ensure properties constructed in a salt environment are designed to combat the effects of salt however that does not say as a home owner you do not need to do any maintenance. Prote
Asbestos is considered to be a safety hazard / product found in buildings constructed prior to 1990. The most common building element containing asbestos is Fibre Cement Sheeting which can be located in external cladding, soffits, in pipework and surrounds, internal sheeting in older homes and wet areas like bathrooms and laundries.
It is essential to seek specialist advice before disturbing building elements that may contain asbestos. Exposed sections of sheeting should be
This pool was given a Safety Certificate the day before we arrived for a building inspection. Corrugated iron should be used only with the ribs in the vertical position unless the fence is 1800mm high and has a Non-Climbable zone 900mm from the top on the inside. Here the corrugated iron is deemed as a climbable element in the Non- Climbable zone on the outside of the glass pool fence where it intersects with the boundary fence. A standard building report does not require