News: Safety

Faulty pool pump the cause of Levin Pool centre evacuation

Advice from Fire and Emergency New Zealand has revealed that a chemical incident at the Levin Aquatic Centre on 28th October was caused by a faulty pump resulting in chlorine and…

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Nov 5, 2019 Aquatics / Safety /


South Australian Government extends Sports Voucher program to swimming lessons

The South Australian Government has expanded its Sports Vouchers program so that parents and carers can use them to help pay for their child’s swimming lessons. Advising that the…

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Nov 4, 2019 Aquatics / Education / Government / Safety /


Safety concerns see glass bridges closed in China’s Heibei province

Glass-bottomed bridges in the Chinese province of Heibei have been closed due to safety concerns. An increasingly popular form of tourist attraction in the topographically diverse region,…

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Nov 3, 2019 Attractions / Safety / Tourism /


Launceston City Council commences summer pool openings

The City of Launceston has advised that its First Basin Swimming Pool has opened to the public ahead of the November long weekend, with the Lilydale Swimming Pool on track to open later…

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Nov 1, 2019 Aquatics / Recreation / Safety /


Daintree zipline park reopens walking tours

A week after a man died while experiencing Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours’ zipline in the Daintree rain forest, the business has reopened its other attractions offering visitors a…

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Oct 31, 2019 Attractions / Environment / Safety / Tourism /


30 people evacuated after chemical reaction at Levin Aquatic Centre

One person was taken to hospital in a serious condition after a chemical incident at the Levin Aquatic Centre today. A total of 32 people were assessed by ambulance staff after the…

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Oct 28, 2019 Aquatics / Safety / Technology /


Western Australian Government launches Shark Smart WA app

The Western Australian Government has released their first official shark warning app, Free SharkSmart WA, adding another safety initiative to their comprehensive shark hazard mitigation…

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Oct 28, 2019 Environment / Recreation / Safety /


Children fall 8 metres to the ground after winds lift inflatable slide into the air in Western Sydney

Three children were injured in Western Sydney last weekend when winds lifted an inflatable slide, described in some reports as a ‘jumping castle’, into the air. On a day of…

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Oct 25, 2019 Attractions / Events / Legal / Safety /


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