Safety Latches are ideal for swimming pool situations, where council regulations require a self latching gate or door. Most state regulations say something along the lines of;
- Gate or door must be self closing and self latching
- Latch must be more than 1.5m from the ground
To ensure the door is self closing and latching for the Sliding Door Closer
Over the last five years over 150 Australian children under the age of five drowned. For every drowning death, it is estimated that a further 10 toddlers have a near-fatal experience. While all of these drowning deaths are preventable, it is the 50% that occur in home swimming pools where your immediate action can make a difference.
Disclaimer: The above checklist does not substitute for a pool inspection and is for educational purposes only.