Safe design of all barriers inside and outside the building.
F4 confirms buildings are constructed to reduce the likelihood of accidental fall. It requires barriers where people could fall 1 metre or more. The provisions include barriers for roofs with permanent access. It sets the characteristics required of barriers, for example, being continuous for the full extent of hazard, and having appropriate rigidity, strength and height.
From 1 January 2017, the Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 deleted clauses F4.3.3, F4.3.4(f), and F4.3.5 relating to swimming pool barriers.
Restricting access to residential pools has further information for pool owners and territorial authorities.
Record of amendments is a record of changes to the Acceptable Solutions, Verification Methods and handbooks.