Remember the SAFER 3 from last week?
The 3 steps of the SAFER 3 are:
Today we will talk about SAFER WATER!
You need to learn how to identify and reduce risks associated where you swim. Any body of water creates a risk for drowning – whether it’s a pool, the ocean, or even a bathtub. In all cases, however, there are ways you can reduce the related risks:
- Experts recommend isolation fencing at least five feet high, equipped with self-closing and latching gates. It should completely surround your pool to prevent access whether it’s from the house or from the yard.
- Homeowners should install sensors on doors or windows that exit to a pool area, so people are alerted if someone heads in that direction.
- Never prop the gate to your pool open. It may be tempting because the latches are difficult to operate, but this is exactly why they work in providing a good layer of protection.
- Install compliant drain covers in your pool and spa.
Have fun in the pool, always following the SAFER 3! Learn more