Drowning and water accidents that cause serious injuries are tragedies everyone wants to avoid. It is important to be aware of water hazards and steps you can take to prevent drowning.
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Products around the home that contain water can create a drowning hazard. Children have drowned in containers carrying very small amounts of water, including:
Children love exploring their world and many love water, especially when it’s hot.
To avoid accidental drowning of young children:
To avoid drowning, it is crucial to always:
Permanent in-ground or above-ground pools must have a fence with gates that have child-resistant locks.
Always keep an eye on children swimming at public pools. Parents and carers are responsible for the safety of children at these centres and should not leave children unsupervised.
Children have drowned at public pools after:
To avoid accidents:
To prevent drowning and other injuries when visiting the sea, rivers, estuaries and lakes, it is crucial to:
Learning skills in CPR is an important step that may help you revive a person rescued from water.
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