Kidsafe NSW promotes child injury prevention and education in an effort to preserve and protect the lives of our children.

Water Safety Outdoors

Kids need constant supervision around water — whether the water is in a bathtub, a wading pool, an ornamental fish pond, a swimming pool, a spa, the beach, or a lake. 

  • Always stay within an arm’s reach of your child when he or she is in or near water
  • Ensure that pool gates and fences are secure and in working order
  • Gates should be self-closing and self-latching, and the latch should be out of kids' reach


Regular Maintenance and Inspections are essential to help ensure your pool is safe. Click here to download the Royal Life Saving Society Australia Home Pool Safety Checklist.