A written contract for a pool barrier inspection is needed only if both of the following apply:
- the inspector is an accredited certifier (private or council)
- the inspection is carried out under section 22C of the SP Act (i.e. at the owner's request, not under council's pool inspection program).
A contract is not required for any inspection by a council officer who is not an accredited certifier, or an inspection by a certifier that is part of council's pool inspection program under section 22B of the SP Act.