…with yet more ‘Something must be done….for the children!’ legislation:
‘In memory of our son we will also be pushing for UK legislation to introduce safety measures, for instance fencing or child-safe pool covers for all in-ground pools.’
And is the Great British Public aghast at this further interference and unnecessary overhead cost? Why, no:
When we had our pool put in they would not finish it until we had security fencing or an alarm, but we went for the fence as felt that alarm is not safe as a bit like car alarms its too late then………………………………….it should be law everywhere RIP little lad so sad………………..
– Garden of Paradise, Somewhere in France, 02/12/2011 09:17
I thought you were supposed to have a fence and locked gate around pools these days. What a tragedy and terrible loss for the family. This should not have happened.
– Ross KELLY, Sydney, 02/12/2011 07:02
in the USA you have yto have your pool fenced off with a high wire fence,,( a bit like a tennis court fence) Then it has to have a locked gate. If this was made compulsary in this country these tradgedies would not occur. I feel terribly for the parents. loss. – susan , Leatherhead, 01/12/2011 19:23 _________________________________ It is the same here in Australia. Pools must be fenced, and inspected by Council officials to an approved standard.
– Jaz, Narara, NSW, Australia, 02/12/2011
So we’ll become like the US and Australia. Because – as a result of this legislation – no child ever dies in a swimming pool. Right?
Where children gained access to fenced pools, the majority did so via faulty or inadequate gates, or through gates that were propped open.
But hey, if it saves one life…right?
Accidents happen. When are we going to learn that?