Be safe this summer in the pool
AS THE weather heats up, Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett has issued a timely reminder for Bundaberg parents to remain vigilant and be prepared for a safe summer.
Mr Bennett urged locals to familiarise themselves with pool safety standards and brush up on first aid skills.
“Sadly child drownings is one of the leading causes of death throughout our state, despite being preventable.
“It’s incredibly important to ensure our kids are supervised in and around water. Supervision and swimming lessons, as well as compliant pool fencing, can and does save lives.”
Mr Bennett said Queensland had introduced strict pool safety laws to crack down on pool fencing to prevent drownings, particularly for children under the age of five.
“I urge residents with pools to ensure their pool fences are compliant with Queensland’s pool safety laws,” he said.
For more information, visit www.qbcc.qld.gov.au or phone 139 333.
SAFETY FIRST: Dave and Terri Topp, of Topp Pool Inspection, check measurements of a pool fence.