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5 Minutes Out of Your Day Could Help Save a Life

Kids Alive share the common mistakes Aussies make when hosting or attending a pool party and how people can increase backyard safety as a priority this summer.

Listen: Kids Alive, Emma Lawrence share how we can increase backyard pool safety as a priority this summer.

By Fiona CameronWednesday 12 Jan 2022LifeReading Time: 1 minute

Emma Lawrence, Laurie’s youngest daughter, and the Managing Director of Kids Alive discusses the common mistakes Aussies make when hosting or attending a pool party and how people can increase backyard safety as a priority this summer.

It only takes 5 minutes to check that your pool gate complies. Visit checkyourpoolgate.com.au and download the Perfect Pool Party guide. This booklet provides you with all the safety knowhow for your pool fence and gate and tips on how to make your summer pool celebrations safe. It also contains some great ideas for planning the perfect summer pool party.

Listen to full conversation in the player above.

Summer is here and pool parties are inevitably on the agenda for Aussie families, but at what cost? The safety of backyard pools is under scrutiny with new research revealing over half (57%) of pool owners are not checking the safety of their pool gate, fence and surrounds adequately.

The research shows majority (87%) of pool owners are planning a pool party this summer and frighteningly, one in two Australians believe it is acceptable to prop a pool gate open during a party.

You can get the Pool Party Safety Guide through the website checkyourpoolgate.com.au

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