CPR signs mandatory in pool areas.
To comply with pool safety laws and achieve pool safety certification, homeowners and businesses who have pools, who are selling or renting a property with a pool, or are installing a new pool, must install a CPR sign.
The CPR sign must be prominently displayed and it must:
- show how to perform CPR
- be attached to the safety barrier of the pool, or displayed near the pool, so that the sign is easily visible to a person near the pool
- be at least 300mm by 300mm in size
- be made of durable and weatherproof material
- include a prominent statement explaining how to act in an emergency (e.g. call Triple Zero, stay with the injured person, provide first aid).
The CPR sign, by law, must also have the CPR technique displayed. Current guidelines indicate the following CPR technique should be displayed:
- Danger – remove danger to you and bystanders
- Response – check if the person is conscious
- Send for help – call triple zero (000) or ask a bystander to call
- Airway – place person on their side, support head and clear the mouth
- Breathing – check the person is breathing, if not give two breaths
- Compression – if they are unconscious and not breathing follow the breaths with 30 compressions and repeat until the person can breathe on their own or the ambulance arrives.
- Defibrillation – if a defibrillator is available and the person is unconscious and not breathing attach the defibrillator and follow the prompts
CPR signs can clearly save a life. It is imperative if you have a pool on your property, you must comply with current pool safety laws to achieve pool safety certification and to protect your family and other pool users.
Seymour Consultants can assist you with pool safety certification including supply and installation of current CPR signage. We have been inspecting pools and pool fences in the QLD and NSW areas for many years and make it a priority to stay up to date with all current pool safety laws.
Call us 07 5573 4011 today to book in your pool.