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 arrived. While the pool area where the girls were found is fully fenced, it is feared the girls either climbed over the fence or opened the pool gate.
How to ensure you’re families safety in and around your pool area to prevent pool drownings.
- When a child is missing, always check the pool or spa first
- Ensure the Pool is fully secure and clear of items that children can climb and the pool is registered on the State Pool register and is fully compliant with a current certificate
- Always make sure the pool gate or gates are shut securely, and never leave them wedged open
- Ensure all chairs, tables, pot plants, trampolines, swing sets and anything that can be used by a child to climb is away from the pool fence
- The encouragement of fully clothed survival lessons is paramount as most children drown fully clothed and are in an uncontrolled environment.
- Emergency Procedures in the home to ensure safety and Learn CPR to prevent fatalities in the event of a pool drowning.
To mitigate the risks of pool drownings and to ensure your pool fence meets to Queensland standards, a pool fence inspection is needed. Be Safe Pool Fence Inspections provides a superior pool fence inspection service to ensure you’re fence meets requirements. However, you can familiarise yourself with our pool fence safety checklist before your inspection. It must be noted, this is a guide only and does not cover all aspects and non-conformity issues your inspector will be assessing.
The team at Be Safe Pool Fence Inspections have the experienced and knowledge to provide you with the right advice and service on your pool fence to guaranteed compliancy each and every time. Whether you require a pre-purchase pool fence inspection, compliance advice or a pool safety certificate to sell or lease your house.