Dr Anthony Lynham


Update old pool safety signs

pool safety signage

2 September, 2019 –

Do you have the left pictured older style of safety sign installed around your swimming pool?

If you do, please replace it with a new updated CPR sign when you can. The old signs are acceptable for use while they are still readable but are being phased out.

New CPR signs can be purchased at most signage and pool supply stores.

It doesn’t matter if the CPR technique is relayed in more steps than in the example shown (pictured right), as long as it includes information that matches Australian Resuscitation Council’s recommended technique for CPR.

The CPR sign must:

  • Be attached to the pool safety fence or displayed near the pool, so that the sign is clearly visible
  • Be at least 300mm by 300mm in size
  • Be made of durable and weatherproof material, and
  • Include a prominent statement explaining how to act in an emergency (for example, call Triple Zero, stay with the injured person, provide first aid).

For more information about CPR pool signage visit https://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/blog/industry-today/new-rules-cpr-signage

To view Australian Resuscitation Council’s CPR guidelines go to