Perth pool owners given chance to apply for free first aid courses


Kids Alive founder Laurie Lawrence, Australian Red Cross’ Russell Crawford and Poolwerx’s John O’Brien.
Kids Alive founder Laurie Lawrence, Australian Red Cross’ Russell Crawford and Poolwerx’s John O’Brien.

POOL owners can do a free online CPR course this April.

With almost half of drowning deaths in children under five occurring in swimming pools, Poolwerx, Australian Red Cross and Kids Alive are using this year’s April Pools Day on April 3 to provide the courses.

Poolwerx Joondalup’s Peter Latham said research by Poolwerx found 75 per cent of parents admitted they were not confident they had the CPR skills to save a life.

“Many parents said they were unaware of where to get CPR training and thought it was too expensive,” he said.

“That’s why we have teamed up to remove the perceived barriers for parents and make it simple, fast and free to get CPR training.”

Australian Red Cross is providing 2000 free online introductory CPR courses, valued at $100 each, valid until the end of April.

Pool owners wishing to complete the course can visit their local Poolwerx store on April 3 to receive a redemption card and codeword.

“The online course only takes a few hours and begins the process of equipping pool owners with the right knowledge to help save a life in an emergency situation,” Mr Latham said.

For information visit www.aprilpoolsday.com.au

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