This week the Minister for Housing and Public Works, Leeanne Enoch, launched a pool safety campaign urging pool owners to ensure their pool fences comply with state laws by 30 November.
With drowning being one of the leading causes of death in Queensland for chidren under five, it is important that Queenslanders do everything possible to prevent such tragedies from occurring.
Compliant pool fencing, along with active supervision and learning to swim, can save lives.
This is the reason for the pool safety laws, which have been phased in over the past five years to give owners time to make their pool barriers compliant.
Making sure a pool fence measures up can be relatively cheap and easy to do.
Pool owners can find out if their pool fence measures up with help of the QBCC’s interactive pool compliance checklist.
More information is available at Pool safety.