Backyard lifeguard logo Every year children under five drown in backyard pools – accidents we can help prevent. 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

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

Pool safety checklist

The pool barrier safety checklist provides general information about safe pool barriers for owners to conduct a self-assessment of their swimming pool or spa pool

Backyard lifeguard tips

Tips for becoming a backyard lifeguard

Supervise and know CPR

Arm yourself with the skills and knowledge to save young lives

Spot the hazards

Download the poolside hazards colouring-in sheet (PDF 2.3MB) to help kids learn about poolside safety

Campaign partners

Royal Lifesaving Society logo Kids Alive. Do the Five logo. KidSafe ACT logo Swimming pool and spa association logo