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The 2016 Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards (the Awards) recognise excellence and innovation in the provision of safe, creative playspaces. The Awards are open to playground owners, service providers, design professionals, students, and landscapers from across Australia.
This is a great opportunity to showcase playspace design in action!
The Awards aim to promote inspirational, innovative, best practice play facilities that encourage healthy participation in recreational activities for all children.
If your child stopped breathing today, would you know what to do?
The Children's Hospital at Westmead has developed a free online program, ‘CPR Training for Parents,’ to teach the steps involved in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for a baby (aged less than 12 months) or a child (aged over one year). These steps can also be used on an adult.
MOVEABLE PLAY EQUIPMENT
A GUIDE FOR PLAYGROUND OWNERS AND EDUCATORS
A valuable resource for Education and Care Services
Promoting ideas and suggestions for safe, creative playgrounds in family day care, long day care, pre-schools, occasional care, schools and mobile child care settings.
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead has launched an awareness campaign on the signs and symptoms of concussion after an alarming increase in child sports concussions. Sport and play are an important part of the healthy growth and development of children and young people, and they should be encouraged to participate. It is important however to be aware of concussion so that children may be given the best care when needed.
Ask any parent or guardian what one of their greatest fears is. Each and every one will no doubt answer that their child coming into any kind of harm is almost unthinkable.
The Centre for Road Safety have released a summary of the top 10 misunderstood road rules.
The mandatory standard that deals with the installation services of window coverings was made on 28 March 2014. This regulation commences on 1 January 2015 - the new requirements do not apply until that date.
The Family Day Care Safety Guidelines is a tool to assist home-based education and care service networks, coordination units and educators to create a safer environment for the children in their care.
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.
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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