Laurie Lawrence Gives His Tips On How To Make Sure Your Pool Gate Is Safe This Summer
National Check-Your-Pool-Gate Month
Jay & Dave were joined by Laurie Lawrence about the importance of pool gate checks and how to avoid a tragedy this swimming season.
12 Aussie children under the age of five lost their lives in swimming pool drownings in 2018/19 and the stats speak for themselves:
- Under-fives are the most at risk for backyard pool drownings
- One-in-five parents don’t know what parts of the pool area to check for safety, including fences, gates, latches and hinges
- A third of parents are only checking the safety of their pool area once a year or less
- This National Check-Your-Pool-Gate Month, pool owners are urged to check the safety of their pool surrounds
Laurie has given his advice on what to do to make sure your pool gate is doing its job & to make sure you're checking it properly.
Pool owners are encouraged to download a checklist at www.checkyourpoolgate.com.au or or attend an educational session at select Bunnings Hardware stores during National Check-Your-Pool-Gate Month this December, to understand how to check the safety of their pool surrounds and how to install the safest pool fence and gate equipment.
Hear what Laurie Lawrence had to say about checking your pool gates & how you can do proper checks this National Check-Your-Pool-Gate Month: