NSW Swimming Pool Register
Q. What is the NSW Swimming Pool Register?
Q. What is the purpose of the Register?
Q. How do I register my pool?
Q. When do I have to register?
Q. What information do I need to enter?
Q. How will the information entered be used?
Q. How will Councils use this information?
Q. Are there legal requirements for pool fencing?
Q. What are some of the Pool Safey issues I need to consider?
Q. How do I keep my Pool Environment Safe?
Q. What is supervision?
Q. What is active supervision ?
Q. How can multi-tasking affect supervision?
Q. Can older children watch younger children?
Q. What is the best way to supervise children at parties?
Q. What is Resuscitation?
Q. Why should I learn resuscitation?
Q. What are the legal implications of doing CPR?
Q. What do I need to say when I call 000?
Q. Where can I learn CPR?
Q. What does restricting access mean?
A. Restricting access means ensuring there is a barrier between your child and a body of water. This can be done in two ways:
- Barrier around the water – this includes a pool / spa fence with a self-closing and self-latching gate in accordance with AS1926, closing the door to the bathroom after use, using pool/spa/tank covers, placing mesh on water features and fish ponds, ensuring lids are securely on nappy buckets. Note: Inflatables over a depth of 300mm need to be fenced by law.
- Barrier around the child – This takes the form of a Child Safe Play Area that can be used inside or outside the home and is especially effective for water you cannot fence like dams on farms.
Restricting access when combined with the other Keep Watch actions of Supervise, Water Awareness and Resuscitate are highly effective in preventing child drowning.
Q. Why do barriers fail?
Q. Is there a better method than restricting access?
Q. What is the benefit of Child Safe Play Areas?
Q. What is water awareness?
Q. What is water familiarisation?
Q. What is the difference between water awareness and learn to swim?
Q. What else can I do to be water aware?
Q. What should I expect from a water awareness class?
Q. Can I practice these skills at home?
- Keep Watch
- Keep Watch Home Pool Safety
- Keep Watch Community Help Grants
State and Territory Activities
- ACT Schools Program
- ACT Ministers Swim and Survive Certificate
- ACT Junior Lifeguard Club
- ACT Swim 4 Life Program
- ACT Ngadyung Program
- ACT First Aid @ Home
- NT Water Safety Strategy 2017-2021
- NT Stay Out of Pipes and Drains
- Little Royals Swim School - NT Infant Aquatics Program
- NT Water Safety Awareness Program
- NT VACSWIM and Sunday Life Saving
- National Swimming and Water Safety Framework
- Swim and Survive
- SWIM MY WAY
- Make It Safe
- Make the Right Call
- Respect the River
- Risk of Cold Water
- The Talk - For Over 55s
- Changed Swimming Pool Laws - Be Pool Safe
- Bronze Medallion
- Grey Medallion
- Swim Ready
- Community Development