TEMPERATURES are expected to exceed 30 degrees this week in Glen Innes and lifeguards have issued a warning.

WARNING FOR POOL-GOERS: A heat wave expected to hit Glen Innes this week has prompted a warning from lifeguards to help parents keep kids safe at the pool.

WARNING FOR POOL-GOERS: A heat wave expected to hit Glen Innes this week has prompted a warning from lifeguards to help parents keep kids safe at the pool.

TEMPERATURES are expected to exceed 30 degrees this week and lifeguards have issued a warning.

Lifeguard Billy Vale said there are a number of safety precautions parents should be taking at the pool this summer.

“If you’re taking your kids to the pool, you need to keep eyes on them, have plenty of water, sunscreen and plenty of shade,” he said.

“A lot of parents assume lifeguards are babysitters, but we’ve got a lot of people to look after, if parents can keep an eye out it helps to keep everyone safe.”

Mr Vale recommended that parents be within an arms-length of their child at all times.

“It’s very easy for parents to take their eyes off their kids for a moment, you only need to be distracted for a couple of minutes and a child can drown,” he said.