National Safety Corporation: Safety Tips & Hints
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|Water Safety At the Beach or Pool
Pool and beach fun starts with a clean, safe place to swim. Check the following points:
* The area is supervised by a lifeguard(s).
* The water is clean and safe.
* The facility is clean and well-maintained.
* No electrical equipment or power lines are in the area.
* Emergency communications and safety equipment are available.
* The depth of the water is marked.
* Life lines separate the shallow from the deep water.
Make sure you supervise children and that they understand the rules at every water facility you visit.
Water Safety In Your Own Backyard
For safe water play in your own backyard pool, keep these water safety tips in mind:
* Use of the pool should always be supervised by an adult who knows how to swim and knows pool rules
and emergency procedures.
* The area should have a secure fence surrounding the pool with childproof locks to guard against
unsupervised swimming. A fence is necessary even if the pool is located directly outside of patio doors.
The gates should be locked when no adult is present.
* Establish pool rules and post them near the pool. Don't allow running or horseplay around the pool. Be
careful with inflatable toys that may deflate unexpectedly. Use only unbreakable containers in the pool area.
* Be prepared for emergencies. Have a long pole, a ring buoy with a throwing line and a first aid kit close at
hand. Keep emergency numbers handy. Get training in lifesaving, first aid and CPR.
* To prevent injuries, make sure all divers use caution. Allow diving only where the water is deep - at least 9
feet from deck - and tell divers to check the water depth before diving.
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