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Northern Beaches Council – Pool safety and first aid recommendations

October 27th, 2019

Safety on the Northern Beaches is crucial not just on our beaches but also around the home. The Northern Beaches council has strict guidelines for pool safety and recommends first aid and CPR training be current and charts hung for those around water.

Original article published – https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/community/safety-and-wellbeing/pool-safety

Home drowning deaths occur year around and it’s every pool owner’s responsibility to make sure pools are safe. Here you’ll find essential information about new swimming pool laws, safety requirements and pool registration. Don’t take chances in and around the pool.

Swimming Pool Registration

Pool and spa owners need to register their pools on the NSW Government online register(Opens in a new window) to avoid fines.

Your pool or spa must comply with all pool safety legal requirements.  You need a Swimming Pool Compliance Certificate to be able to sell or lease your property. Application Form(Opens in a new window)

What if My Pool Doesn’t Meet Standards?

If your pool fails to meet compliance, Council will let you know the work required to gain certification. You’ll be given a certificate of non-compliance which should be provided to your solicitor or conveyancer if you’re selling your property.

Swimming Pool Barriers

Registered compliant pools or spas need a barrier at least 1.2m high with no gaps more than 10cm underneath.

Gates must open outwards and be self-closing and self-latching. Gate latches must be 1.5m above ground level or have a shield.

Boundary fences forming part of the pool barrier must be 1.8 metres high.

Pool Fences are Important

Backyard pool drownings due to faulty pool fencing can be avoided. Keep pool fencing clear and well maintained. Anything potentially climbable, that might serve as a foothold, must be kept at least 900mm clear of fences and gates. Spas not enclosed by a pool barrier must be covered by a child-resistant lockable lid.

Swimming Pool Barrier Inspection Program

Northern Beaches Council has established an inspection program as required under Section 22B of the Swimming Pools Act 1992. The program sets out inspection priorities, fee payment arrangements and the approach to be taken to ensure compliance. 

Council Inspections

Council proactively inspects backyard pools for safety compliance. Find out more about Council’s Barrier Inspection Program(Opens in a new window). Or make use of these checklists(Opens in a new window).

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is life-saving first aid(Opens in a new window) and an essential skill for backyard pool owners.

CPR resuscitation chart(Opens in a new window) must be displayed within the pool or Spa area.

CPR is a combination of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and chest compressions delivering oxygen and artificial blood circulation to anyone in cardiac arrest.

Public Swimming Pools

Northern Beaches Council has an effective program of registering and inspecting all public swimming pools and spas. This ensures public health standards of cleanliness and safety are maintained.

This program covers, club, workplace, accommodation guest, school and hospital pools. Under Public Health Regulation 2012, pools posing a public health risk can be closed.

Find more detailed information on pool and spa safety regulations on the NSW Government Fair Trading Website(Opens in a new window).

Book online through our website for your first aid or CPR training course. Simple Instruction offers HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resusciation and HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting.

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid – Northern Beaches, Sydney.

October 3rd, 2019

Providing First Aid courses for the Northern Beaches community has been our privilege since 2009. Our HLTAID003 Provide First Aid courses (formerly known as senior first aid and apply first aid) and our HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting have been our most popular first aid training courses.

We provide up to date training courses that are accredited and meet all industry qualifications across all states and territories. Our courses provide relevant information that is delivered in a fun and engaging way.

Our HLTAID001 Provide CPR course is a 2 hour express training course that easy very hands on and practical for the participants involved.

All courses are available at the Dee Why RSL and cater towards all the Northern Beaches by being centrally located and car and bus friendly.

Book now online by viewing all October, November and December dates. www.simpleinstruction.com.au

First Aid and CPR Online Training

September 1st, 2019

Training Desk by Allens Training PTY LTD RTO 90909 has revolutionised the first aid and CPR training experience. Simple Instruction is at the forefront of the online system that is helping our customers enjoy their first aid and training experience.

Simple Instruction is located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and conducts our first aid courses at the Dee Why RSL. Our local Northern Beaches customers have been supporting our business for over 10 years and we have seen an increase in participants year on year.

Our Provide First Aid HLTAID003 (formerly Senior First Aid), Provide CPR HLTAID001 and Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting HLTAID004 ar the most popular training courses. Students enjoy that they receive their certificates in only 2/3 business days after the course.

Book online www.simpleinstruction.com.au or www.northshorefirstaid.com.au

First Aid and CPR Certificate Northern Beaches Sydney

July 9th, 2019

Northern Beaches First Aid and CPR Training is provided by Simple Instruction at the Dee Why RSL, Sydney. We provide accredited certificates via online email within 2/3 business days and training is conducted under the auspices of Allen’s Training RTO 90909.

Simple Instruction offers Provide First Aid HLTAID003 (Formerly Senior First Aid), Provide CPR HLTAID001 and Provide an Emergency First Aid response in an Education and Care setting HLTAID004 for both public courses at the Dee Why RSL, Sydney, NSW and private courses at your workplace or business.

What sets our First Aid or CPR courses a part from St John’s or Red Cross? Simple Instruction has local Northern Beaches trainers and knows what is required to deliver a fun, easy, interactive and educational training experience. Simple Instruction’s courses are cheaper than our competitors, we have free online training and we have free parking available at the Dee Why RSL, Sydney, NSW.

Northern Beaches First Aid and CPR Training Courses

July 1st, 2019

Based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney at the Dee Why RSL, Simple Instruction is the leading first aid and CPR training course provider. Dee Why RSL is centrally located in the middle of the Northern Beaches and is accessible via the B Line, car and has ample parking available. Simple Instruction First Aid and CPR training has over 67 – 5 star google reviews and has a proven to the Northern Beaches community that we are the leader in the first aid and CPR training.

Simple Instruction offers training courses: Provide First Aid HLTAID003, Provide CPR HLTAID001 and Provide an Emergency first aid response in an education and care setting HLTAID004. All course dates are available and are in high demand. We do have an online first aid component before sitting the course.

Dee Why RSL First Aid Course

January 20th, 2019

Northern Beaches premier first aid course provider is Simple Instruction. Courses are conducted at the Dee Why RSL centrally located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Simple Instruction offers courses in first aid and CPR with many choosing the HLTAID003 Provide First Aid course, HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary course or the Childcare HLTAID004
Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting.

The Dee Why RSL has been hosting Simple Instruction for our courses since 2015. We are located in Dee Why to cater for all customers from Palm Beach to Manly and all the suburbs in between. (Brookvale, Narrabeen, Mona Vale, Davidson, Beacon Hill, Balgowlah, Cromer, Narraweena, Allambie). The Dee Why RSL has provided the highest level of customer service to our first aiders in this time and if you are looking for a venue for your next event please contact the Dee Why RSL directly.

Please remember that the HLTAID004 Child care first aid course is also needed for child care workers, vacation care staff, OOSH (before and after school care), teachers and anyone working in the child care setting.

If you would like to book into one of our courses, please use the online booking system to make payment. www.simpleinstruction.com.au

CPR training courses in schools.

January 6th, 2019

The Northern Beaches community would be happy if first aid and CPR was taught in all high schools across the Manly Warringah area. Simple Instruction already teaches Narrabeen Sports High School Year 11 students first aid and Year 8 students CPR.

Book in with Simple Instruction for a HLTAID003 Provide First Aid course, HLTAID001 Provide CPR course or the HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting. All courses are held at the Dee Why RSL. www.simpleinstruction.com.au

Teaching basic first aid in schools will be compulsory by 2020 but schools will be supported if they want to start earlier.

Plans to teach basic first aid in schools have been welcomed by the British Heart Foundation.

The charity calls the move a “decisive moment in the battle to improve cardiac arrest survival rates”.

There are 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK every year and fewer than 10% of these people survive.

The survival rates double, however, in countries where CPR is taught in schools.

Now the government says that from 2020 learning those key skills should be mandatory for every pupil.

By the time they leave secondary school, all youngsters in England will have been taught how to administer CPR, the purpose of defibrillators, and basic treatments for common injuries.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds said: “Learning the basic skills of first aid and techniques like CPR will give young people the confidence to know that they can step in to help someone else in need and in the most extreme cases – it could potentially save a life.

“That’s why we took the decision to include health education alongside relationship education for primary school children and relationship and sex education for secondary children.

“These subjects are a crucial part of our work to ensure children learn the wider skills they need to flourish in the modern world.”

“Introducing CPR lessons into health education in all state-funded secondary schools is a significant step that promises to improve the odds of survival for countless people who have a cardiac arrest in the future.”

The government says it will offer support to schools who want to introduce the scheme this year, before it becomes compulsory in 2020.

Northern Beaches First Aid and CPR Course

November 19th, 2018

First Aid and CPR Training courses located on the Northern Beaches. Simple Instruction conducts HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, HLTAID001 Provide CPR and HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (childcare first aid) training courses at the Dee Why RSL which is the centre of the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

Accredited and nationally recognised training courses with certification are our speciality and our Northern Beaches community has responded with 5 star Google reviews and positive feedback from all our training courses. Travelling from Mona Vale or even from the Sydney CBD is easy on the B Line with many people coming from all over Sydney. Many people travel from Manly, Brookvale, Belrose, Balgowlah, Narrabeen, Cammeray, North Sydney, Mosman, Seaforth and from all over the Northern Beaches and North Shore with easy parking at the Dee Why RSL.

Book online now for the easiest, cheapest and best First Aid and CPR experience. Apply your first aid knoweldge. www.simpleinstruction.com.au

All courses are conducted under the auspices of Allens Training RTO 90909

First Aid Certificate required in the industry. HLTAID004, HLTAID003, HLTAID001 available

October 6th, 2018

First Aid certificates are required in all Northern Beaches workplaces. Are you covered by insurance? Have your employees updated their CPR training and certificates?

Simple Instruction offers accredited HLTAID003 Provide First Aid and Provide CPR HLTAID001 training courses at the Dee Why RSL on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Book in to update your training certificate and qualifications in October and November.

The 4 Workplace First Aid statistics that you need
to know
1. Only 13% of employers are compliant with the First Aid national code of practice
(This code of practice requires employers to implement training for first aiders, first aid procedures and have
sufficient first aid kits and signage)
2. Over 65% of employers are unaware of their obligations under the First Aid code of practice
3. Only 31% of Australian workers feel confident in how to response to a workplace first aid emergency
4. Less than 50% of workplaces offer First Aid training to their employees
The statistics above paint a picture that illustrates Australian workplaces aren’t adequately prepared for First Aid emergencies
in the workplace. Further the majority of Australian employers are unaware of their requirements under the national code
of practice.
First Aid training is one of the best control measures to ensure that your workplace is adequately prepared for first aid
emergencies that may occur at work. First Aid training must be relevant to the industry and workplace to ensure that it is well
accepted by all course participants.
Our First Aid research found that:
• Employers should ensure an accurate first aid training register is maintained and regularly reviewed to ensure
compliance with the code of practice
• The majority of workplaces are ill prepared to effectively deal with an incident at work
• First Aid training improves the confidence of workers to respond to an on-site First Aid emergency
If you want to substantially reduce the risk of your workers not knowing what to do during a First Aid emergency, you should
consider a 4 point approach to First Aid safety and compliance:
1. Offer first aid training to all interested staff and ensure that adequate numbers of people are trained to act as First
Aiders and a First Aid register is kept up to date
2. First Aid response procedures are written and kept up to date as a protection for First Aiders at work and as protection
for the employer
3. Adequate First Aid kits and signage is in place according with the code of practise
4. Regular emergency response drills should be conducted to ensure that you are prepared for any eventuality
Summary:
This paper is an educational tool to give you the knowledge and skills to decide on the most appropriate First Aid safety
measures for your workplace. I hope you read this document and this helps you in making an informed decision to reduce
the likelihood of workers not knowing how to respond to a First Aid incident your workplace. We wish you the very best with
your workplace safety and we hope that this tool helps you to understand some of the research from within this field.

All courses through Allen’s Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Find us online www.simpleinstruction.com.au

First Aid Techniques – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

August 26th, 2018

Learning basic first aid techniques can help you cope with an emergency. You may be able to keep a person breathing, reduce their pain or minimise the consequences of injury or sudden illness until an ambulance arrives. This could mean the difference between life and death for them.

It is a good idea to take a first aid course so that you can recognise an emergency and give basic first aid until professional help arrives.
Learn the first aid method of DRSABCD
First aid is as easy as ABC – airway, breathing and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). In any situation, apply the DRSABCD Action Plan.

DRSABCD stands for:
Danger – always check the danger to you, any bystanders and then the injured or ill person. Make sure you do not put yourself in danger when going to the assistance of another person.
Response – is the person conscious? Do they respond when you talk to them, touch their hands or squeeze their shoulder?
Send for help – call triple zero (000). Don’t forget to answer the questions asked by the operator.
Airway – Is the person’s airway clear? Is the person breathing?
If the person is responding, they are conscious and their airway is clear, assess how you can help them with any injury.
If the person is not responding and they are unconscious, you need to check their airway by opening their mouth and having a look inside. If their mouth is clear, tilt their head gently back (by lifting their chin) and check for breathing. If the mouth is not clear, place the person on their side, open their mouth and clear the contents, then tilt the head back and check for breathing.
Breathing – check for breathing by looking for chest movements (up and down). Listen by putting your ear near to their mouth and nose. Feel for breathing by putting your hand on the lower part of their chest. If the person is unconscious but breathing, turn them onto their side, carefully ensuring that you keep their head, neck and spine in alignment. Monitor their breathing until you hand over to the ambulance officers.
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) – if an adult is unconscious and not breathing, make sure they are flat on their back and then place the heel of one hand in the centre of their chest and your other hand on top. Press down firmly and smoothly (compressing to one third of their chest depth) 30 times. Give two breaths. To get the breath in, tilt their head back gently by lifting their chin. Pinch their nostrils closed, place your open mouth firmly over their open mouth and blow firmly into their mouth. Keep going with the 30 compressions and two breaths at the speed of approximately five repeats in two minutes until you hand over to the ambulance officers or another trained person, or until the person you are resuscitating responds. The method for CPR for children under eight and babies is very similar and you can learn these skills in a CPR course.
Defibrillator – for unconscious adults who are not breathing, apply an automated external defibrillator (AED) if one is available. They are available in many public places, clubs and organisations. An AED is a machine that delivers an electrical shock to cancel any irregular heart beat (arrhythmia), in an effort get the normal heart beating to re-establish itself. The devices are very simple to operate. Just follow the instructions and pictures on the machine, and on the package of the pads, as well as the voice prompts. If the person responds to defibrillation, turn them onto their side and tilt their head to maintain their airway. Some AEDs may not be suitable for children.

Book a first aid or CPR course with Simple Instruction on the Northern Beaches with courses conducted at the Dee Why RSL. HLTAID003 Provide first aid is our most popular first aid course and the HLTAID004 Child Care first aid course for anyone in the child care industry under ACECQA. The HLTAID001 Provide CPR is a great refresher training course for those looking top update their skills.All courses are conducted under the auspices of Allen’s Training RTO 90909 and the accredited and preferred supplier on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. All training course participants will receive a free manual, free chart and free CPR face shield.

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