D&D Technologies is the designer and manufacturer of the MagnaLatch® magnetically triggered gate latch and TruClose® self-closing, polymer safety gate hinges. We are committed to preventing toddler drownings worldwide and we work closely with, and contribute to, water safety organisations globally.
D&D has been awarded the Kidsafe "Product Of The Year" award for the multi-award-winning MagnaLatch. D&D also boasts three Australian Design Awards, a Good Design Award and two Australian Design Marks for its range of gate latches, locks and hinges. D&D Technologies is closely associated with Laurie Lawrence, a former Australian Olympic Swimming Coach and renowned child water safety advocate.
Laurie is a long-time supporter of D&D's MagnaLatch and TruClose products because he recognises the enormous contribution the products have made in making homes and pools safer and thereby reducing toddler drownings in backyard pools. Laurie runs a drowning awareness program called "Kids Alive", which you can visit at www.kidsalive.com.au D&D’s products can be purchased through hardware stores, fencing contractors, locksmiths and pool supplies outlets throughout Australia and New Zealand. Please call us for D&D's "Blueprint for Pool Gate Safety" on (02) 9454 7800, or email email@example.com
• Gate will latch from any position, including from resting on the latching mechanism
• Gate complies with all relevant Australian Pool Safety Standards
Pool Fencing Requirements
ACT Government Planning & Devlopment
NSW Department of Fair Trade
VIC Victorian Building Authority
QLD Pool Safety Laws
SA Government planning and Property
NT Government Property
WA Royal Life Saving
NEW ZEALAND MBIE NZ Government
Although the list of the regulations above serve as a general guide to safety, there are still variations and additional rules depending on which state or locality your pool property is located.
State and Local Compliance Requirements When installing, repairing or adjusting swimming pool gates and fences always consult the appropriate authorities in your area to ensure you comply with local requirements or Codes.
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