Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children under the age of five in Queensland.
SEAL is designed to encourage active adult and child participation in programs such as learning to swim, supervision, CPR and pool fence compliance, in order to educate the community to the benefits of water safety.
Do you know what to do in an emergency?
Ipswich City Council, in conjunction with Sekisui House, are offering free CPR sessions for parents of infants and young children to help teach them life-saving skills.
Each session runs for 45 minutes and is held at Minka Place, Ripley Town Centre, Ripley.
Bookings are essential as places are limited.
SEAL comprises four key water safety actions – supervise around the pool; enclose the pool with a fence; actively check the pool gate and fence; and learn CPR and how to swim.
Put away distractions, continually watch children in the water and keep them within arm’s reach.
If your private pool or spa meet any of the following criteria, you are required by law to gain building approval and to enclose it with a fence:
Find more information about fencing requirements at Swimming Pools, Spas and Safety Barriers.
Regularly check your pool gate and fence are safe.
Top things to check for are:
Introducing your child to water and learning CPR are both fundamental lifesaving skills.
Swimming is an important life skill which builds water confidence and is the first step when it comes to teaching your child water awareness. Swimming lessons, as well as water safety skills, are available to children to help build assurance and encourage them to be confident in the water.
It is also a requirement that you prominently display a CPR sign near your pool. For up to date information about CPR signage requirements, see Swimming Pools, Spas and Safety Barriers.
For further assistance, please phone (07) 3810 6120 or email email@example.com