If you have a pool, you must have a CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) sign prominently displayed.
If you are building a new pool, it must have a CPR sign when completed and a warning sign during construction.
CPR signs being replaced must:
- 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 30cm by 30cm 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).
CPR signs purchased and displayed after 1 January 2017
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.
CPR signs purchased and displayed before 1 January 2017
If you have an existing CPR sign that:
- was purchased and displayed prior to 1 January 2017; and
- complies with ‘Guideline 7 – cardiopulmonary resuscitation’ published by the Australian Resuscitation Council in February 2006, you can continue to use the sign until it becomes illegible. However, once the sign is replaced after 1 January 2017 it must comply with the requirements mentioned above.
For detailed information, see the pool safety guidelines.