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Top Ten Safety Tips for Summer

Written by on 6/4/2018 5:33 AM in , , , , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

The weather is warm and outdoors is the place you want to be. It’s time for barbeques, playing in the pool, and many good things to do and eat. However, this is also a time when you need to be aware of safety and here are 10 safety tips to keep you and your family safe and sound this summer. 1. Grilling tip - make sure to clean the grill regularly and do not let grease build up. This will help to reduce the risk of fire. Also, do not let things accumulate around the grill. 2. Playground equipment – perform a safety check on play equipment. Examine the legs of the swing structure to make sure they are sturdy and not weakened by rust. Make sure swing chains are in good condition and inspect the seats too. Check out all the outdoor play equipment closely and look for rough spots that could cut people. If you find bad spots, sand them down and paint them with a good rust inhibiting paint. 3. Deck check – before you apply a new coat of deck sealer, check all railings and boards on the floor. ...


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Things to Know about Home Swimming Pool Safety

Written by on 7/14/2017 5:52 AM in , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

When the weather gets warm, there is no place like being in the swimming pool.  This can be a lot of work and expense, but most people feel that it is worth it.  Owning a pool also comes with a lot of responsibility and here is some important information that can help increase your pool knowledge and safety.   Fencing Your fence is there to keep out intruders or people interested in using your pool without your permission.  Whether you realize it or not, anyone entering your property and using your pool could sue you for damages or injury.   You should have some kind of fence or barrier around your entire swimming pool.  In fact, in most places, it's the law.  You need to check with your local municipality or government about ordinances concerning swimming pools.  Some areas may only require a 3 foot fence while others may want something as tall as 6 feet.  Swimming pool gates should be self latching and have the latch on the inside.  You will need to chec ...


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Top Ten Safety Tips for Summer

Written by on 7/7/2017 6:00 AM in , , , , , . It has 0 Comments.

The weather is warm and outdoors is the place you want to be.  It's time for barbecues, playing in the pool, and many good things to do and eat.  However, this is also a time when you need to be aware of safety and here are 10 safety tips to keep you and your family safe and sound this summer.  1. Grilling Tip - make sure to clean the grill regularly and do not let grease build up.  This will help to reduce the risk of fire.  Also, do not let things accumulate around the grill.  2. Playground Equipment - perform a safety check on play equipment.  Examine the legs of the swing structure to make sure they are sturdy and not weakened by rust.  Make sure swing chains are in good condition and inspect the seats too.  Check out all the outdoor play equipment closely and look for rough spots that could cut people.  If you find bad spots, sand them down and paint them with good rust inhibiting paint.  3. Deck Check - before you apply a new coat of deck sealer ...


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Pool Safety

Written by on 6/1/2012 10:18 AM . It has 0 Comments.

As we move into the summer season and start to use our pool’s, it is always good to remind ourselves of the basics of pool safety. It is very easy to get a relaxed attitude when it comes to pool’s because of the relaxation that they can provide, but the reality is they can be deadly. In the US nearly 5,000 children under the age of 14 are hospitalized due to unintentional drowning accidents, 15% die as a result and 20% suffer permanent neurological disability. If you’re a homeowner with a pool or a business owner who operates a pool, you must take every precaution to protect the users of the pool and the public in general. There are many examples where a homeowner is having a birthday pool party for their young child, only to have one of the guests drown because they were not being supervised properly. It also does not take long to find examples of where a child drowned at a business that has a pool, most commonly a hotel or motel, we have even seen an example of this not to long ago righ ...


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