Water safety tips
SA – Children love water and don’t always realise the dangers associated with it. Anyone can have a water-related accident — even children who know how to swim. Bathtubs, drains, buckets and even fishponds can be just as dangerous as a swimming pool.
An accident can happen very quickly and that is why you have to take all the necessary precautions you possibly can to keep your child safe from drowning.
What to do in a drowning situation?
The child should be removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. When you find yourself in a situation where you have to apply CPR start with the basics of HHH.
Hazard – Make sure that the environment around the child or person is safe and there are no obstacles.
Hello – See if the child or person is responding to your voice.
Help – Make sure emergency services are contacted for help.
CPR should be started immediately and should be continued until emergency services arrive.
Learn how to apply CPR!
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