Daycare Drowning Accident
Child Care Facility Swimming and Pool Laws
Most parents would do anything for their children and their child’s safety is the most important thing to them and they will take every possible measure to keep their children out of harm’s way. However, parents can not spend every moment of everyday with their children and often times parents have to entrust the safety of their children to a caregiver.
Child Care facilities are required by law to take the following steps to prevent child drowning accidents. If a daycare fails to follow these rules and your child gets hurt then you can bring a claim for damages against the negligent daycare.
For programs that offer swimming, boating or other water activities, the daycare must ensure that the area is safe and children are directly supervised at all times during activities involving water, including tubs, pools, showers, or standing water. Educator/child ratios must be sufficient to maintain the safety of children in or near water.
(a) The daycare must ensure that all swimming and wading pools used by children are treated, cleaned, maintained and supervised according to sound health and safety practices and state and local guidelines and regulations.
(b) Whenever pools are not in use, they must be made inaccessible to children through the use of fences, self-locking gates, or other appropriate barriers to child access.
(c) Wading pools must be emptied immediately after use and sanitized between uses and whenever contaminated.
(d)When children are swimming in a swimming pool, an adult must be immediately available who is aware of the pump location and is able to turn the pump off in the event of an emergency.
(e) Whenever children are swimming (not including the use of wading pools) a second adult must be on the premises available to assist in case of emergency.
(f) Whenever children participate in off-site water activities at least one person supervising the activity must be certified as a lifeguard and currently certified in CPR and first aid.
(g) All hot tubs, whether indoors or outdoors, must be inaccessible to children.
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