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Good News – more fun in the playground!
AS 4685:2014 Playground Equipment and Surfacing has been published!
Australia’s new standard for playground equipment is based on the European Standard and brings it in line with many other countries. This just released Standard takes account of specific Australian safety and design requirements relating to UV factors, movable equipment and the height regulations for upper body equipment. The standard provides playground owners and designers with greater flexibility and equipment choices.
Child Restraint Guidelines: Keeping children as safe as possible while travelling in a motor vehicle
The National Guidelines for the Safe Restraint of Children Travelling in Motor Vehicles have been developed by Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and Kidsafe- The Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia.
Keep the holiday blues at bay and help your kids burn off the pudding with an action-packed day at the playground. Here are some of our top picks for a fun-filled day outdoors.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning about the potential hazards of portable pools after recent statistics showed a high risk of drowning for children under the age of five.
Under a new mandatory safety standard to be enforced by the ACCC, portable pools and their retail packaging will require new warning labels from March 2014.
The warning labels will also draw attention to state and territory fencing laws for pools, including inflatable and portable pools.
WE NOW HAVE A NAME FOR OUR NEW ROSE! Brighter World – the Kidsafe Rose.
Each year, more than 270 000 pedestrians lose their lives on the world's roads, while millions are left with injuries or permanent disabilities. Pedestrian safety: a road safety manual for decision-makers and practitioners, jointly developed by WHO, the FIA Foundation, the Global Road Safety Partnership and the World Bank, and many experts from around the world, provides practical information on how to plan, implement and evaluate a pedestrian safety programme.
Pool Owners in NSW are required to undertake a self certification check and register their swimming pool on the NSW Government Swimming Pool Register Website. Changes in laws also apply with regard to pool inspections for rental properties, properties for sale and for pools in hotels and caravan parks.
The NSW government has moved to prevent children falling from multi-storey homes by requiring all above ground windows to be fitted with locks or safety devices.
The Commonwealth Assistant Treasurer has made a new mandatory safety standard for baby walkers which commences on 15 February 2013.
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