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


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


  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.