Always fit lids firmly on buckets of water. Too many children have drowned in nappy buckets.

Children should also learn how to swim as soon as possible and once they do, a child should never swim alone. Children who cannot swim should stay away from places where they can drown. Remember buoyancy aids such as inflatable wings, tubes, etc., are only aids. Don't rely solely on their protection. Warn against boisterous play in or near water. A dam wall or the area around a swimming pool is no place for riding a bicycle. Swimming pools must be properly fenced off and have a childproof lock on the gate. The gate must never be left open. Remember to empty paddling pools when not in use. REMEMBER Scalding is also an issue with hot water – always test water first and keep hot water out of reach of children.