out onto the ice alone.
safety spikes and other safety equipment with you on the ice.
the ice with an ice-pick if you are unsure.
out onto the ice if you are unsure whether it will hold. The ice must be at least 10cm thick.
that new ice, spring ice, snow-covered ice and sea ice can be weak.
the ice is at its weakest: reeds, channels, jetties, bridges, headlands,
drains, outlets, inlets, sounds, shallows and water-holes.
something between yourself and the person in distress: 'the extended arm'.
children alone close to or on the ice.
people know where you are going and when you expect to return.
you go, the further out you will end up on the weak ice before it breaks and
therefore the harder it will be to save you.
important to know about the different kinds of ice and their resistance.
not look the same everywhere.
about the ice's weak points.
This is a
skill you should read about and discuss with people who have more experience of
important to have the right equipment for going out onto the ice.
some of the things you need to take with you: safety spikes, ice-pick, lifeline
and flotation device.
always have at least one accompanying adult when going out onto the ice (with a
lifeline). Getting out of the hole in the ice using only safety spikes is not
have safety equipment to keep safe on the ice: