Pool owners’ update: New CPR sign rules from Jan 1st
If you are selling or leasing (renting) a property with a pool, you must have a CPR sign. If you are building a new pool, it must have a CPR sign. From 1 January 2017 any new CPR signs or existing CPR signs being replaced must:
• show how to perform CPR in line with the technique published in ‘ANZCOR Guideline 8 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation’ published by the Australian Resuscitation Council in January 2016.
• be attached to the safety barrier of the pool, or displayed near the pool, so that the sign is easily visible to a person near the pool
• be at least 300mm by 300mm in size
• be made of durable and weatherproof material
• include a prominent statement explaining how to act in an emergency (e.g. call Triple Zero, stay with the injured person, provide first aid).