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Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia About Your Pool Fence



Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia About Your Pool Fence

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Tabled Paper 274


Tabled Papers for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT




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Northern Territory Division: PO Box 40596 DARWIN NT AUSTRALIA 0811 CHILD ACCIDENT PREVENTION FOUNDATION OF AUSTRALIA Telephone: Facsimile: (089) 89 2783 (089) 89 2700 ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY ACCREDITED SWIMMING COACHES WHO ARE QUALIFIED TO TEACH UNDER 4 YEAR OLDS. Phone Phone 274344 Megan Fanning 815504 279091 Maryanne Yuen 274425 411958 Elaine Bell 277469 888222 Jacqui Dobson 270697 844683 Jenny VerraU Melissa Froshenger Leanne Egan Joan Bums Judy Makin Contact public swimming pools regarding swimming classes for older children. THE ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY RECOMMENDS: From six months to two years a swimming program should concentrate on water awareness. It should be purely recreational and should be conducted with the primary care giver taking responsibility for the child, under the guidance of the swimming instructor. It should provide an avenue for the child to gain confidence in the water, in an environment where the child feels safe, comfortable and unthreatended. When a child is two they are usually considered ready for more independent work with the swimming instructor. However this is not a rule, and depends on the degree of emotional development in the child. The Royal Life Saving Society stresses the need for swimming pool safety awareness to be extended to spas which in many cases pose a greater threat to children as there is no legal requirement to fence or cover them. HOME POOL SAFETY AWARENESS The Society also offers a free information session to pool and spa owners which covers safe storage and use of pool chemicals, safe use of pool equipment such as pumps, rescue techniques, management of suspected spinal injury and basic resuscitation techniques. This course takes three hours. If you require further information from the Roval Life Saving Society, please phone 815036. NATIONAL OFFICE: 10 FLOOR, 123 QUEEN STREET, MELBOURNE VIC AUSTRALIA 3000 TELEPHONE: (03) 670 1319 FACSIMILE: (03) 670 7616

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