Who doesn’t love the outdoors? From barbecue grilling, to nature tripping, and even just pool partying in the backyard, Australians can’t get enough of the outdoors. This is why having a pool is such a big plus and properties with pools are usually those that are the most sought after in the property market.

Swimming pools are fun. However, did you know that drowning is the leading cause of death among children aged 5 and below in Queensland alone? This is why pool safety laws were established.

One of which is ensuring that every property with a pool has a CPR sign. Starting 1 January 2017, all existing CPR signs must be replaced and should:

  • Be at least 300mm by 300mm in size.
  • Display a sign highlighting the steps to be taken in case of an emergency.
  • Include instructions on how to perform CPR using the technique indicated in ANZOR Guideline 8 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation which was published by the Australian Resuscitation Council in January of 2016.
  • Be made of a reliable material that can withstand extreme weather conditions.
  • Be connected to the pool’s safety barrier or be displayed anywhere near the pool as long as it can be easily seen by anyone near the pool.

For further information regarding this legislation, simply visit the Department of Housing and Public Works website.