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Child safety: around the pool and at kindy

As the 'home of Magna-Latch', BTI is a strong advocate for child safety - particularly around the swimming pool and whilst at early childhood education facilities.

Useful websites

Links to some useful child, pool and water safety websites can be found below:

Water Safety NZ
Maori Water Safety
WaterSafe Auckland Inc.
NZ Master Pool Builders
Dept of Building & Housing
Standards NZ
Child Safety Council of NZ
Early Childhood Council
Early Childhood Education Section of the Ministry of Education


Useful articles

Some useful articles on child safety, and drowning prevention in particular, can be found below.  Click on the title to download a .pdf version of the document.


Nick Smith's comments Minister Nick Smith's comments on the new swimming pool fencing legislation (NZ Herald May 2016)
WaterSafety NZ submission Water Safety NZ's submission on the new swimming pool fencing legislation (2015)

Simple Steps Save Lives

Water safety initiative instigated by the fencing industry in the US (January 2012) (168 KB)

Toddler drowns in neighbour's pool

NZ Herald article (November 2008) (8 KB)

Preschool drownings 'alarming' NZ Herald article (September 2008) (7 KB)

Drowning Prevention Strategy:
Towards a Water Safe NZ 2005-2015

Strategy document published by the ACC (853 KB)

Be PoolSafe Booklet published by Water Safety NZ and the ACC (678 KB)
Drownings of Children Under Five Increases Media release from Water Safety NZ
(2 April 2008) (30 KB)
Evaluation of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 Discussion document published by the Department of Building & Housing
(March 2008) (283 KB)
Paediatric Drowning - Evidence into practice Presentation delivered by Dr Mike Shepherd (March 2008) (920 KB)


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