Be safe this sum­mer in the pool

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

PHOTO: LEE CON­STA­BLE

SAFETY FIRST: Dave and Terri Topp, of Topp Pool In­spec­tion, check mea­sure­ments of a pool fence.

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