Water Safety: Part 2 - CPR

If you have a pool, you must have a CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) sign prominently displayed, ideally in eye-sight of the step area as this is the most obvious place assistance would take place. 

Knowing how to perform CPR by taking a First Aid course (or getting a regular refresher) is vital in an emergency. Some quick links below for first Aid courses in Brisbane.

St Johns AmbulanceQueensland First Aid

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According to the Australian Resuscitation Council the Initial steps of resuscitation as of January 2016 are:

DRS ABCD

  1. DANGERS Check for danger (hazards/risks/safety)
  2. RESPONSIVENESS Check for response (if unresponsive)
  3. SEND Send for help
  4. AIRWAY Open the airway
  5. BREATHING Check breathing (if not breathing / abnormal breathing)
  6. CPR Start CPR (give 30 chest compressions followed by two breaths)   

CPR signs

CPR signs 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 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).

Please contact us if you require a new CPR sign for your pool area. You can purchase in-store or arrange for us to supply one on our next service.