Child Safety

Every day, 5000 children require medical attention, around 180 children are admitted to hospitals in Australia as a result of injury. Some of these children will suffer permanent scarring or disability as a result of their injury. Tragically, around four children per week will die as a result of injury.

Preventing childhood injuries does not mean "wrapping children in cotton wool" but it does involve child protection through supervision, and creating and maintaining safer environments in which children can learn, grow and develop safety conscious behaviours. Minor bumps, bruises and grazes will always occur, but things can be done to prevent serious injury and injury related deaths to children.

Protect your child's safety - follow our child safety guidelines, make sure you have an up-do-date first aid kit on hand and consider doing a kids first aid course.

Standards Update (July 2018)

The Kidsafe Tasmania provides information about play and children’s safety on Australian Standards including: 

· AS 5159 Trampoline Park Facilities - The draft Australian Standard will go to a third round of public comment. Individuals and organisations can submit comments on the draft Standard during the advertised public comment period. Click here for comment dates and more information. The Committee aims to have this Australian Standard published late 2018. 

· AS 3533 Amusement rides and devices Part 4.2: Specific requirements land-borne inflatable devices - The Committee aims to publish this Australian Standard by September 2018. The public comment period has closed.    ·

AS 4722 Passenger ropeways and passenger conveyors - The Committee aims to publish this Australian Standard by September 2018. The public comment period has closed.  

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