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Be a backyard lifeguard

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Every year children under five drown in backyard pools – accidents we can help prevent. As a community we are all responsible for safety around pools and together we can reduce the risk of children drowning in swimming pools in the ACT. This website will give you information and advice on how you can help keep our kids safe this summer. It provides details on the importance of:
bullet point close supervision of children in and around the pool
bullet point knowing CPR, which can save lives and, if performed early, help reduce serious or long-term injuries
bullet point checking pool barriers meet current safety standards.

Backyard lifeguard tips

Tips for becoming a backyard lifeguard

Supervise and know CPR

Arm yourself with the skills and knowledge to save young lives

Pool barriers

As a pool owner, it is important to check your pool meets the current ACT standards for pool barriers and is as safe as possible for children

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Closely supervise kids at all times
Closely supervise kids at all times
Closely supervise kids at all times