NSW its time to register your pool!

Child kept outside pool by a correctly installed pool fence

  Recent changes to the NSW Swimming Pools Act came into force today, Monday 29 April. Pool Owners Must Register Their Pool As part of the changes all NSW Pool Owners are required to undertake a self certification check, and then register their swimming pool on the NSW Governments Swimming Pool Register Website. There are […]

Near Drowning – Good news stories or fuelling public misconception ?


Drowning / Near Drowning a horror start to 2012 Around the country since the start of 2012 children have lost their lives in backyard swimming pools, baths, rivers and dams around the country and there have been numerous near drowning incidents. The NSW Ambulance service alone has reported that they have responded to 54 near […]

Spreading the drowning prevention message

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Spreading the drowning prevention message The Samuel Morris Foundation is working with the Australian Medical Association, Royal Life Saving Society  and KidSafe and the NSW Ombudsman in a joint media event, being held at KidSafe House in the grounds of the Childrens Hospital at Westmead to promote drowning prevention messages to reduce the number of drownings […]

Renewed inflatable pool warning following toddler near drowning

Kids can drown in inflatable pools too! Drowning Prevention Messages

      Renewed warning on inflatable / temporary pools following near drowning – Western Sydney   Key points   2 year old boy hospitalised after a near drowning in Airds – Western Sydney Near Drowning occurs in temporary pool Renewed call for vigilance around requirements for fencing of inflatable /temporary pools Renewed call for […]

Drowning prevention – Inflatable pool claims toddlers life

Kids can drown in inflatable pools too! Drowning Prevention Messages

Inflatable pool claims the life of a toddler. Sadly another Australian toddler has lost their life to a drowning. Following a near drowning incident in an inflatable pool in Morpeth NSW on Friday, the 16 month old boys life support was switched off on Saturday and he passed away. Deciding to switch of your childs […]