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  • Learn CPR, supervise and teach all children to swim from an early age;
  • Check latching devices regularly to ensure they are correctly operating;
  • Check all gates are self-closing and self-latching, replace faulty parts and spray the hinges with lubricating oil often;
  • Check fencing panels regularly for wear, tear and correct gaps. Check fence bolts, screws etc to ensure they are all in a tight and good condition;
  • Check there is 90 centimetres clear of trees, toys, ladders, chairs, shrubs etc to ensure a “non-climbable” zone of the swimming pool;
  • Check you have the latest version of the resuscitation warning sign visible in your pool area.
The Department of Local Government website at has provided information and resources for the public under topics Swimming Pools & Spas – Safety, useful links, resources and further information.