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Swimming Pool Gate

The gate of the pool fence is crucial in preventing a child’s access to the pool. Many people leave their pool gates propped open, or have gates that close but do not lock. A child does not need a great deal of strength to push open an unlocked gate. The gate to the pool must be both self closing and self latching.

The Swimming Pool Gate:

Must open outward from pool
Latch must be more than 1.5m from the ground
Must be self closing and self latching from all positions
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Pool Safety

Supervision

Adult supervision in combination with pool fencing is the most effective method of preventing your child from drowning

Emergency Preparation

Resuscitation (CPR) is one of the four key messages in Royal Life Saving’s toddler drowning prevention program, KEEP WATCH. Resuscitation (CPR) is a skill every Australian should have – the life you save with this knowledge may be a loved one, and should an emergency situation arise, the precious minutes wasted before response can be a matter of life and death.

For Emergency Preparation it is important to have:

Up to date CPR and First Aid Skills
Resuscitation sign prominent in pool area

Swimming Pool Fence

The Swimming Pool Fence should be:

Secure and in good working order
No more than 100mm from the ground
Pool fence should be at least 1.2m high
Boundary fence should be at least 1.8m high
No vertical gaps more than 100mm apart

Chemicals

Should be stored securely, out of view and out of children’s reach