Caring for Our Children Basics

Lifesaving Equipment

Each swimming pool more than six feet in width, length, or diameter should be provided with a ring buoy and rope, a rescue tube, or a throwing line and a shepherd's hook that will not conduct electricity. This equipment should be long enough to reach the center of the pool from the edge of the pool, kept in good repair, and stored safely and conveniently for immediate access. Caregivers/teachers should be trained on the proper use of this equipment. Children should be familiarized with the use of the equipment based on their developmental level.

Topic:Health Services Management

Keywords:First aid

Resource Type: Article

National Centers: Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Last Updated: February 8, 2019