Every year, between 4,000 and 5,000 people have accidents on Austria's slopes. It is therefore important to be informed about safety measures for skiers. Although these do not necessarily prevent accidents, they can significantly reduce the severity of injuries. However, skiing accidents do not only happen on the slopes, as many believe, but the ski room can also become a potential source of danger. In this article, you will learn what safety options are available and how you can support the protection of your guests.
Helmets and protectors for protection in case of falls
In all Austrian provinces, with the exception of Tyrol and Vorarlberg, helmets are compulsory when skiing for children up to the age of 15. Thanks to this obligation, they should be particularly protected, as children are often not so good at assessing risky situations. There is no general helmet obligation for adults in Germany, Switzerland or Austria. The government appeals to the common sense of skiers and it is evident that they are aware of the importance of wearing a helmet. In Germany, almost 80% of all skiers wear a helmet. Switzerland has the highest helmet-wearing rate. The main reasons cited for this are the educational work of ski associations and ski instructors.
Back protectors, on the other hand, are not yet as established as helmets, although they can also contribute quite a bit to protection in ski accidents. This could be due to the fact that until not so long ago protectors were bulky and heavy. In the meantime, however, there are already feather-light and flexible specimens. A distinction is made between hard-shell protectors and soft protectors. Hard shell protectors are suitable for skiers and snowboarders who like to go fast, soft protectors for anyone who wants extra protection for his back.
Safety goes beyond the slopes!
Your guests have survived the day on the slopes in one piece? Then it is now time to ensure their safety in the ski room. Exhaustion after an exhausting day of skiing can cause a lack of concentration. Then a slippery floor or ski equipment lying around become serious sources of danger. It is therefore important to set up the ski room in such a way as to minimize hazards. Falls due to slipping can be prevented, for example, by laying out non-slip rubber mats in the ski room. These have the additional advantage of protecting your floor and minimizing noise due to their honeycomb shape.
With the right storage systems, not only can order be created in the ski room, but tripping hazards can also be easily eliminated, thus preventing injuries.
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