Active adult supervision and restricting access to water, through properly installed and correctly maintained pool fences, are key strategies to reduce tragic child drowning incidents in Brisbanes pools and spas
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 majority coming from incidents at rivers, lakes and backyard pools. It has prompted Royal Life Saving to issue an urgent warning to swimmers to be safer around such bodies of water, and to homeowners to tighten up pool security and supervision of children.
The latest Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report for 2015 found that 271 people died as a result of drowning in Australian waterways in the 2014/15 financial year.
The 2015 Report reveals an alarming 30% increase in drowning deaths in children aged 0 to 4. Almost 1 in every 10 drowning deaths in Australia was a child aged 0 to 4. There were 26 deaths in this age group, compared to 20 in the previous year. Over half (54%) happened in swimming pools.
The large increase in drowning in children under the age of five is alarming. Active adult supervision and restricting access to water, through properly installed and correctly maintained pool fences, are key strategies to reduce these tragic child drowning incidents.
Making sure your Pool Fence Is Compliant in Brisbane is a Must
All of the inspections conducted by Be Safe Pool Fence Inspections experienced and certified Pool Safety Inspectors are inline with the new Queensland pool safety laws. If you pool fence is found to be non-compliant you will be provided with a full written report outlining the issues of non-compliance and suggested solutions to make your pool compliant. Once you have arranged for the issues to be fixed by a fencing contractor we will then revisit your pool and perform another pool safety inspection to make sure the pool barrier is now compliant.
The introduction of Queensland Pool Safety Legislation in December 2010 will required every pool in Queensland to have been registered on the Queensland Government Pool and Spa Register by May 2011 and compliant by December 2015. Local councils can issue substantial fines to pool owners who are not listed on the Pool Register.
Be Safe Pool Fence Inspectors Brisbane – When Experience Counts
Lead Pool Fence Inspector, Dane Beatty has performed over 4000 pool safety inspections in Brisbane and surrounding areas. Unlike many other pool inspectors who have been in the industry for a short time and completed a minute number of inspections, Dane has been inspecting pool fencing since the 2010 and is well versed in all aspects of pool fencing and compliance. Be Safe Pool Fence Inspections have the knowledge and experience to ensure the best outcome for all involved.
For more information or to book an inspection, phone 1300 677 665.