Instructions

Y+S factsheet “Accident Prevention in Skiing and Snowboarding”

  • General safety aspects keyboard_arrow_down

    Y+S instructors

    • teach the FIS rules and SKUS guidelines and ensure that they are observed.
    • are familiar with the correct procedure in the event of an accident and the appropriate first-aid measures.
    • always carry a rescue blanket, a pressure bandage and a mobile phone for emergency purposes.
    • refer to the specific accident prevention factsheet for each sport in off-snow training and adhere to the relevant safety rules.
    • have passed the safety test as part of their ski or snowboard instructor training.
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    Y+S instructors

    • check the snowsports equipment and gear together with the participants.
    • ensure that helmets are worn correctly.
    • recommend wearing a back protector in terrain parks.
    • recommend wearing a hard-shell knee protector for telemark skiing.
    • recommend that novice snowboarders wear wrist protectors.
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    Y+S instructors

    • adapt tuition to the prevailing situation (conditions, terrain, participants). This applies to both training and competition activities.
    • ride on pistes, yellow pistes for deep snow and special facilities.
    • ride off piste in consultation with the local piste and rescue services.
    • set up training and competition facilities in consultation with the local piste and rescue services.
    • ensure an appropriate training and competition intensity. This applies in particular to the post-injury reintegration of children and young people.
    • ensure safe conditions for all participants while making video recordings.
    • ensure sufficient breaks with an adequate energy and fluid intake.
    • watch out for hypothermia symptoms in low temperatures and/or strong winds.
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    Y+S instructors

    • ensure that children under 1.25 m tall only ride on chairlifts when accompanied by an adult.

 

 

Y+S safety questions

Find the information you need to answer these questions in the factsheet “Accident Prevention in Skiing and Snowboarding” and the “Snow Safety” web app.

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    1 Describe the first FIS rule (basic rule).

    2 According to which other four factors are the FIS rules structured?

    3 Describe two of the four SKUS guidelines for terrain parks.

    4 Complying with the FIS rules and SKUS guidelines helps prevents accidents. What role do they play in an accident investigation?

    5 How should you proceed if an accident happens on the slopes? Describe the first three steps.

    6 What equipment should you carry to provide aid in the event of an accident?

    7 Where can you get accident prevention information before practising other sports in an off-snow training context?

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    8 What are the key points to consider when checking snowsports equipment and gear? Name two points each.

    9 What is the correct way to wear a helmet?

    10 Why is it advisable to wear a back protector in terrain parks?

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    11 Three factors (conditions, terrain, people) have a considerable influence on your tuition planning. Name one term for each.

    12 What markings are shown on downhill runs?

    13 Give two examples of “special facilities”.

    14 Give two aspects of how to proceed if you want to take your group into open terrain (away from marked pistes, downhill runs and special facilities).

    15 How should you proceed if you want to set up a training or competition facility?

    16 You are responsible for ensuring an appropriate training and competition intensity. Name one possible indicator of too high or too low intensity.

    17 How do you ensure safe conditions for all participants while making video recordings? Name two criteria.

    18 What should you pay attention to when using a chairlift with children under 1.25 m tall?

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