Gates & Fences Prevent Toddler Drownings.
According to the latest annual Royal Life Saving Report on Drowning, released in September 2020, showed a decrease in drowning by 8% Year on Year last year. This is great news. Drownings in the 0-4 years age group have also decreased by 50% over the last 10 years. Gates and fences ARE helping save lives.
Back in 2017/2018 over 50% of toddler drownings involved faulty, propped open or even non-existent pool gates or fences. This means we still need to be vigilant with pool safety.
With December and January the worst months for pool drownings, it’s time to get your pool gate checked.
“There is a link between pool fencing laws and rates of child drowning in pools. Areas of Australia with fewer exemptions from best practice fencing standards and more regular inspections experience fewer fatal drowning incidents.” Royal Life Saving