Just keep swimming!
An important topic we should all keep in the forefront of our minds, especially in Australia with our outdoor loving lifestyle and our fabulous weather (please be listening rain).
It’s an undeniable fact that Australian’s love a pool, so much so that recent figures by Roy Morgan have revealed that approximately 2.8 million Australian homes have a private pool installed in their back yard. This staggering figure increases by around 25,000 to 30,000 each year and a recent spike has occurred as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns and Australians wanting their properties to feel more like a stay-cation situation. While a pool is always a great idea and a great way to get outside and enjoy our summer, there are as always precautions that need to be taken into consideration when installing your pool and keeping the surrounding area safe, especially in the case of our little ones.
It is so important when certifying your pool that the surrounding area and especially the fence are compliant with Australian standards. When the time comes to have your pool certified, it is key to know that the people giving you the green light are certified and trained appropriately. We at Ballistic Training Solutions offer the 11067NAT Course in Swimming Pool Safety Inspections which ensures that individuals are able to competently perform inspections of regulated swimming pools and provide pool safety certificates – as well as identifying nonconformities, in accordance with legislative requirements.
If you are interested in becoming a certifier or wanting to be more secure in your own pool knowledge and compliance legislation surrounding safety, please get in touch to register your interest for our next course.
In the meantime, enjoy the summer and the upcoming festive season (can you believe it!) and be secure in your knowledge that you’ve done everything in your reach to keep your loved ones safe!