One child lost, is one too many. Yet according to the Royal Life Saving Society Australia (RLSA), in the last five years, over 150 Australian children under the age of five have drowned. Sadly, many of these incidents have occurred within backyard or complex swimming pools.
As we draw closer to the winter months and the temperature starts to get a little cooler, it’s easy to forget about the significance of pool safety. But with small children on school holidays and visitors stopping by throughout the year, it’s just as important now, to ensure the pool in your strata-title property is safe and secure.
Ultimately it is the responsibility of body corporate to provide safety notices for those using swimming pools but it is the duty of residents and their visitors to remain vigilant and protect the welfare of their own children. At SSKB we strive to deliver the best advice possible for all those living within strata-titled properties and have prepared a quick pool safety checklist with some easy guidelines to follow.
Strata pools have increased risks of drowning due to the high number of children who can access them. Identifying hazards can be the first step to preventing accidents occurring in or around your pool.
Adult supervision is one of the most effective methods of preventing a child from drowning.
Each state and territory has specific requirements for pool safety and currently the legislation between each varies. It is vital to keep up to date with any changes or amendments.
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