Caring for Our Childen (CFOC)

Chapter 6: Play Areas/Playgrounds and Transportation

6.3 Water Play Areas (Pools, Etc.)

6.3.1 Access to and Safety Around Bodies of Water

6.3.1.3: Sensors or Remote Monitors


Sensors or remote monitors should not be used in lieu of a fence or proper supervision (1).
RATIONALE
A temporary power outage negates the protection of sensors. Response to an emergency is delayed if a remote monitor is used to replace direct supervision.
TYPE OF FACILITY
Center, Large Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS
1.1.1.5 Ratios and Supervision for Swimming, Wading, and Water Play
REFERENCES
  1. American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention. 2010. Policy statement: Prevention of drowning. Pediatrics 126:178-85.