Swimming pool drownings for under 5 year olds, were down a massive 50 per cent according to new data from the Royal Life Saving in their reports. This is 6 drownings from 12 the previous year.
Australia wide, drowning deaths with children under 5, decreased by 52 per cent on 10-year average and a 37 per cent decrease on last year’s number which was 19.
Overall, swimming pool deaths recorded a 28 per cent decrease in drowning deaths compared to the 10-year average. The 28 drowning deaths were also a decrease of 11 per cent over the previous year which had 31 drowning deaths.
The evidence is that having a compliant pool fence barrier, saves lives. But we know there is still a lot more to do, we still see some pool fences that aren’t compliant and even some pools with out any pool fencing at all. Especially with Summer approaching, don’t risk losing a life with your pool and contact us to have a look for you today.
One life is too many.
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