Swimming pools should be fun. However, drowning is one of the leading causes of death in Queensland for children under the age of five years old. Supervising young children, teaching them to swim and having effective pool fencing or a pool enclosure can save lives. This is why pool safety laws were introduced.
Pool Safety is an initiative of the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia; Australia’s largest provider of water safety education. Programs are delivered in schools, pools and community centres daily. They are designed to build awareness of dangers in aquatic environments and to arm the community with lifesaving skills used in both prevention and rescue. Royal Life Saving is supported by the Australian Government.
All residential pools in Queensland must be registered with the QBCC. Failure to do so could result in a fine.