S.I. Instruments have developed the Pool Fence Testing Kit, containing key components necessary for testing the strength and rigidity of pool fences, outlined in Australian Standard 1926.1-2012. AS 1926.1-2012 provides guidelines for testing requirements designed to ensure young children cannot gain unsupervised entry to the fenced area around a pool.
Included in the Pool Fence Testing Kit is a 500N Analogue Force Gauge. It is easy to use, easy to read, and simplifies the setup of the test. The highest reading is shown until manually cleared and there are no batteries, ensuring the gauge works every time. The ergonomical cradle allows the Analogue Force Gauge to be operated with two hands, allowing for more efficient testing. Also supplied is the cone according to AS 1926.1-2012, which has been manufactured to the specified size from HDPE to reduce weight. Adjustable strapping ensures the cone can be easily positioned in the centre of the fence openings. The minimum force these openings must withstand is 150N. The compression plate is attached to the opposite end of the same gauge, eliminating any change-over time. It is designed for the testing of structural components, which must withstand an initial minimum force of 250N, and after inspection 330N. The compression plate is rubber-padded to prevent damage to the fence.
The complete kit is supplied in a durable and rugged carry case.
SI Instruments Pool Fence Test Brochure