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 such bodies of water, and to homeowners to tighten up pool security and supervision of children.
Pool Safety | Watch the Children
The pool is a place for fun. Teach your kids how to swim (and learn yourself if you don’t know how). Kids wander around a lot and can find their way into the pool even if they’re out of sight for only a minute. But most importantly, when children are around the pool, or in it, always watch them.
Pool Safety | Check the Fences and Gates
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 maintain the fence and ensure gates self latch at all times. Make sure the gate/s self-close from all points in their arc and don’t become wedged open.
Be Safe Pool Fence Inspections: The Industry Leader in Pool Safety and Compliance in Brisbane and Queensland
At Be Safe Pool Fence Inspections, our Pool Safety Inspectors are all government certified and have years of experience to provide you with a hassle free and comprehensive swimming pool inspection process. A Pool Safety Certificate is only issued with the Pool Safety Inspector deems the fence complies with the Qld legislation. If non-compliant, you will be issued with a notice of non-compliance and report outlining the reasons why your pool fence is non-compliant and solutions to rectify said issues.