During your time abroad, whether you plan to take a plunge in the swimming pool or bathe in the tranquil seas, there are some general pool safety guidelines to follow that can help minimise the risk of sustaining a holiday injury.
It goes without saying, the last thing on your mind, when you’re jetting off to sunnier climes, is the worry of returning home to a travel accident compensation claim. By understanding the basics of pool safety, you can greatly reduce the chance of suffering a holiday injury or illness.
Five lessons in pool safety essentials
By simply remembering some simple pool safety essentials, you can protect your health and safety abroad. Generally speaking, these basics of pool safety include, but are not limited to:
- Obey all lifeguard instructions and any poolside signage, such as no diving and no bombing, for example.
- Supervise all children under the age of 18 at all times. Regardless of whether they are strong or weak swimmers, children should be within touching distance of an adult who is confident in the water.
- Keep food and drink away from the water, eating and drinking in designated areas only.
- Refrain from foolish play such as dunking and pushing in and around the pool. Never run around the sides of a pool, this can lead to slip and fall accidents.
- Ensure that all young children who are not yet toilet trained wear swim nappies to prevent accidents in the water that could lead to contamination and illness.
Claiming compensation for accidents abroad
If you have been involved in an accident on holiday through no fault of your own, and you believe a third party is liable, Accident Advice Helpline could be able to help you claim travel accident compensation.
Travel accident compensation claims are unique and somewhat complex. This is why, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation for all victims of personal injury.
During this initial consultation, we can discuss the basis of your case. This will help us determine both where liability may lie, and your eligibility to claim.
Getting in touch with us
For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today, via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice