Hundreds of swimming pools in Whangarei are to be reassessed for safety after the district council found it had approved pool fencing that should have failed. The issue was uncovered when a home owner sought a code compliance for their property before it went up for sale in March. During the inspection, it was discovered the property's ...
US kids musician and performer, Laurie Berkner, has released a pool safety song, called Pool Safely, to help children stay safe in and around swimming pools. It was commissioned by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) program called Pool Safely: Simple Steps to Save Lives, a national public education campaign ...
From the 1st December 2010, all swimming pools on regulated land in Queensland are required, at the time of sale or lease of their property, to have a pool safety inspection conducted by licensed pool safety inspectors and be issued with a pool safety certificate stating that the pool ...
Regardless of the Queensland Pool Fence Legislation being bought into effect, a significantly high number of swimming pool and spa fences are not meeting the legislative requirements. Read on for some of our most common issues encountered and safety tips and self-check questions to help swimming pool owners rectify any ...
Every year over 35 Australian children under the age of five drown. Whilst all of these drowning deaths are preventable, it is the 50% that occur in home swimming pools where your immediate action can make a difference. Home pool fencing and effective supervision can reduce these tragic drowning deaths ...
Following the spate of summer drownings, Wendy Atkinson, mother to 2-year-old Brodie has posted a video online showing her son scaling their pool fence and opening the gate in just 21 seconds. Royal Life Saving Australia has just recently issued an urgent warning to swimmers to be safer around ...
In the prior 25 days leading up to January 23rd, 22 people have drowned in New South Wales beaches, waterways and pools in what lifesavers have described as unprecedented, with 17 of these deaths occurring since Christmas day. Just a handful of the drownings have been at beaches, with the ...
Maintaining your pool fence and gates is a mandatory task for all swimming pool and spa owners in Queensland. Ensuring your pool fence or spa fence meets the legislative requirements is essential to reduce the number of avoidable backyard drownings in Queensland homes. Pool and spa owners in Queensland must ...
Tragically, two young sisters drowning in their backyard pool at Kingston in Brisbane’s south. According to reports, the girls were found in the pool by their five-year-old sister with paramedics quickly called to the scene. The girls' parents pulled the duo from the water and performed CPR until emergency crews ...