Pool & Spa Safety
Now's the time to check in with yourself and your family so you can safely enjoy a water way of life this summer.
With summer just around the corner, we’re urging everyone to check in with themselves, their family, and their homes, so we can all safely enjoy a water way of life this summer
For more information visit the Royal Life Saving Website
Pool safety is a system of child-resistant barriers that restrict access to the spa/pool area by children.
Two factors are consistently identified with pool drownings and near drownings:
- access to the pool and
- adult supervision
NSW Child Drowning Report
A 15 year analysis of causal factors for fatal drowning of children under 5 years in private swimming pools 2002/03-2016/17.
NSW Child Drowning Report for Private Swimming Pools(PDF, 3MB)
What can I do?
Check there are adequate pool safety barriers in place separating the pool from the residence, adjoining properties and the neighbourhood.
- Are these barriers compliant with current legislation?
- Ensure all of the pool safety barriers are maintained and operating eg check gates are self-closing and self-latching.
- Supervise children when using the swimming pool.
- Make sure pool gates are kept closed at all times.
- Keep articles, objects and structures at least 900mm clear of the pool fence at all times, eg chairs, pot plants.