Summer is coming and its time to Check Your Pool Gate.
Through his charity, Kids Alive, Laurie Lawrence, famous Australia swimming coach, is asking home owners to check their pool gate operation. He’s chosen 1st December, the first day of summer, as “National Check Your Pool Gate Day”.
How to Check Your Pool Gate at Home
Steve Andreasen, pool fence installer and owner of Word of Mouth Fencing, has released a video to support National Check Your Pool Gate Day. Steve demonstrates a quick and easy pool gate check all home owners can do.
Gates & Fences Prevent Toddler Drownings.
According the annual Royal Life Saving Report on Drowning, released in September 2018, last year over 50% of toddler drownings involved faulty, propped open or even non-existent pool gates or fences.
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