In this activity, the learners will examine closely one of their favourite activities - rollerblading. While it is a very enjoyable hobby (or even a method of transportation!), it is not as easy as it looks. This sport involves moving at high speeds on small wheels on irregular surfaces. This combination of hazards requires a person to have good skills as well as quality equipment that is kept in good condition.
Have students think about the following:
Most rollerblading accidents have the following risk factors:
- failure to wear protective equipment
- loss of balance
- skating too fast
- irregularities of the surface.
Knowledge of these risk factors should help them understand why the following safety steps are important:
Source: Adapted from "Safety Sense at Play" by H. Grafftey. Safety Sense Enterprises, Inc. Ottawa, ON