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10-24 Swimming Pool Safety Campaign 2010

Date: Thursday 30th September 2010
Category: Council Circular

The Division of Local Government, Department of Premier and Cabinet is seeking the cooperation of all NSW councils in undertaking a state-wide swimming pool safety education campaign before the 2010/2011 swimming season.

All local councils are strongly encouraged to deliver a locally based campaign that draws attention to the critical importance of swimming pool barriers meeting the requirements of the Swimming Pools Act 1992 and the Swimming Pools Regulation 2008. It is important to emphasise that, while fencing may assist in reducing drownings in backyard pools, the most effective way to prevent drowning or near drowning is for children to be adequately supervised by a parent or other responsible adult. Read more...

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