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Shut the Gate this Season

As the weather heats up, we remind you that children find a swimming pool very enticing.

Please Shut the Gate.

Statistically, on average, 10 children under the age of 5 drown in Queensland each year. An Average of 5 children aged 5-17 years drown each year.

Reliance on pool fences alone is simply not enough to prevent children accessing pools. Children can be extremely creative in getting into a swimming pool area, so please be vigilant.

An accident is just that, but if we can spread the word, and remind everyone every day of the dangers of children gaining access to a swimming pool unsupervised, then perhaps we might just save a life.

helpful Hints :

  • Remove toys from in and around the pool area to reduce the temptation for children to gain access to the pool

  • Have a safe play area for children away from pools or other water hazards

  • Never leave children unsupervised around the pool area

  • Don't allow the use of flotation devices to replace the need for active adult supervision

  • In a party / entertaining situation, don't just assume someone else is watching the kids

  • Never leave the pool gate propped open

  • Remove any nearby objects that children might use to climb onto, to open the gate

for More tips go to

Teach your other children to Call 000 in an emergency

Shut the gate
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1 Comment

Jul 31, 2022

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