Plunket is urging politicians to reconsider their position on swimming pool fencing. The Building (Pools) Amendment Bill has been reported back to the House with the majority recommendation that it be passed and is now going through its second reading. Plunket National Advisor Child Safety, Sue Campbell, says passing the amendment would be a giant step backward for child safety.
Plunket is encouraging families to keep an eye on the kids while they make the most of the summer holidays. Plunket National Advisor on Child Safety, Sue Campbell says “Summer is all about fun, family, friends and hopefully some sunshine. But it’s also a time when sunburn and accidents are all too common.
Planning on hitting the beach with your family this summer? The weather looks set to improve this weekend, so a quick dip at the beach or at your local pool has never looked so good. Water activities are a lot of fun, but they can also be dangerous. Water Safety New Zealand recently reported that 81 people drowned in New Zealand in 2013, including five preschoolers.