A child can drown in seconds. Drowning continues to be one of the leading causes of accidental death for Australian children under 5 years of age. Many of these occur in swimming pools, due to faulty or non-compliant barriers.
Things you can do to make your pool a safe pool:
- Gain a safety compliance certificate
Teach your children to swim
Watch children in the pool & remain an arm’s reach
Always watch your child when using flotation devices
Ensure child-resistant barriers are installed correctly
Maintain, repair or replace a faulty safety latch
Remove climbable objects from around the fence
Never prop open the pool gate
Stay accredited with first aid skills
- Display a resuscitation CPR chart on your pool fence
What types of pools need fencing?
ANY pool capable of being filled with water greater than 300mm in depth must have permanent child-resistant fencing however children should still be supervised during use and the pool emptied after use.
By law requires that child-resistant barriers are required for permanent pools, portable pools and outdoor spas.
Whether you have a new or existing pool or spa, our compliance officers can ensure your pool is a safe pool.
There are possible insurance and legal implications for property owners of residential and holiday lettings if their pool is non-compliant.