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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.
Stay safe as you keep warm this winter.
As cooler weather sets in around the country, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has product safety tips to help Australians be more aware of how they can avoid burns, injury and death while trying to stay warm.
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 suite of Kidsafe NSW Home and Community Safety and Playground Safety information sheets have been revised for 2013.
Kidsafe NSW has released ‘Grow me Safely’, a new website resource that provides information related to gardening with children.
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.
New child restraint ratings have been released by the NSW Centre for Road Safety and NRMA Motoring & Services with tough new standards on what makes a child restraint safe for Australian children.
When shopping online this Christmas, check that your purchases meet mandatory Australian Standards.
The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) state-wide portable pool safety campaign “Kids Can Drown Without a Sound” was launched today by the Minister for Health for English and non-English speaking community groups. The campaign was developed after experts were concerned by the number of children experiencing drowning and near drowning incidents in portable swimming pools.
Once again Kidsafe (Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia) has found the most innovative best practice playspaces that inspire children and encourage them to join in healthy play. The Kidsafe 2012 National Playspace Design Awards, announced on National Kidsafe Day (23rdOctober), demonstrate what can be achieved in public places, schools and children’s services. These Awards recognise excellence and innovation in providing safe, creative playspaces for children across Australia.
The aim of these Guidelines is to enable home-based education and care services such as Family Day Care to:
establish a level of safety for the educator’s house and property, which will provide a
reasonably safe environment for children
identify potential hazards so that they can be controlled to reduce the risk of injury to
Each year approximately 50 children fall from a window or balcony. For a small number of children, this fall will be fatal.
Children are particularly susceptible to the negative health effects of passive smoking. Even being in a car with a smoker for short amounts of time can be detrimental to a child's health.
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