Home Pool Safety Checklist
Make this weekend your Home Pool Safety Weekend
Over the last ten years, over 330 Australian children under the age of five drowned. While 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 to zero.
Royal Life Saving has developed a home pool safety checklist. This checklist allows pool owners to conduct a self-assessment of the home pool and its surrounds to ensure it is safe for everyone to enjoy and minimises the risk of young children drowning.
The checklist features 8 sections; the Swimming Pool Gate, Swimming Pool Fence, Around the Swimming Pool Fence, Supervision, Pump, Grates and Suction, Emergency Preparation, Chemicals, Electricity. This checklist does not substitute for a pool inspection and has been produced for education purposes only. Pool owners should consider getting a professional assessment of their pool’s compliance.
Royal Life Saving encourage all pool owners to make this weekend your home pool safety weekend and download a copy of the Home Pool Safety Checklist today.