2. Shut the Gate

Many drowning accidents have occurred because the pool gate has been left propped open or because the pool gate hardware hasn’t worked properly. D & D Technologies have won safety awards in Australia for their pool gate hardware.

Don’t go past a Magna Latch or Tru-Close Hinge, they are ideal for pool safety.

Be sure that your pool gate and doors leading to the pool area have self closing hinges.  Check the latch regularly and fix it immediately if it is faulty.

Don’t forget to lock any dog doors or cat doors when infants are around. Small children can easily crawl through small openings in the home.


  • Ensure your gate is self-closing
  • Regularly check your latch to make sure it isn’t faulty
  • Never prop or leave gates open
  • Ensure doors leading out to pool or other water areas are locked


Kids Alive – Do The Five!OwlSmall

  1. Fence the pool
  2. Shut the gate
  3. Teach your kids to swim – it’s great
  4. Supervise – watch your mate and
  5. Learn how to resuscitate
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