Wa­ter safety

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

As the weather heats up, it is timely re­minder for all to be safe around wa­ter.

Moira Shire has wa­ter­ways such as the Mur­ray River and a large num­ber of pri­vate pools and spas, so it is im­por­tant to make sure pools and spas are fenced cor­rectly.

Safety bar­ri­ers are no sub­sti­tute for ac­tive adult su­per­vi­sion.

Pool fenc­ing laws ● If a Vic­to­rian pool or spa has a depth of 30 cm or more, it has to be sur­rounded by safety bar­rier. This in­cludes in­flat­able pools. ● All pools and spas built af­ter 2010 re­quire a four-sided bar­rier with no di­rect ac­cess from the house or any other build­ing. ● Safety bar­ri­ers must be a min­i­mum of 1.2 m high. ● Bar­rier gates must be self-clos­ing and self-latch­ing. ● It is il­le­gal to leave a pool or spa gate propped open. ● Clim­bable ob­jects such as pot plants, es­kies, pool pumps and chairs must be away from bar­ri­ers.

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