Bulletin #52 - Boys Near Fatal Dive     

Information on Diving Platforms is available in Pool Safety Guideline FD 1.08

There is a specific section in handrails:

4.7 Handrails

(a) Handrails should extend along the edge of the platform or springboard structure to within 0.8m of the edge of the platform, except for 1m platforms & springboards where they should extend to level with the pool edge.


(b) The vertical gap between horizontal handrails should not be greater then 0.33m.



(c) Handrails should be provided on all ladders and stairs leading to the diving board. This is in addition to the rail on which the rungs or steps are affixed.


(d) Handrails should be slip resistive.












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