1. Wear protective gear, especially a helmet.
2. Keep your skateboard in good condition.
3. Skate on smooth surfaces and k...
Wrist guards and
gloves
SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Knee and elbow
pads
Helmet
To protect your head you need a helmet that fits snugly.
wear a helmet!
► Never wear a cap or hat underneath your
helmet.
...
LOOK AFTER YOUR EQUIPMENT
Skateboards need to be in
good condition.
Check for cracked boards and
trucks, cracked or bald
w...
► Ride on footpaths or in skate parks, not on the road.
► Give way to other people on footpaths.
► Be careful on ground th...
LOOK for cars backing out of driveways
► Stop at every driveway.
► Look down the driveway and check
no one is coming.
► Lo...
SKATE TO YOUR ABILITY LEVEL
► Learn how to start, turn and stop safely.
► Go slow to begin with.
► Learn tricks after you’...
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This slideshow is from the NZ Transport Agency and describes for parents, whanau and caregivers some basic tips on how to skateboard safely. The slideshow may also be useful to teachers for students who are interested in skateboarding. See also the Skateboarding Skills slideshow.

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Skateboarding Safety

  1. 1. 1. Wear protective gear, especially a helmet. 2. Keep your skateboard in good condition. 3. Skate on smooth surfaces and keep to footpaths and skate parks. 4. Skate to your ability level. 5. Learn how to fall safely. REMEMBER THESE SAFETY TIPS
  2. 2. Wrist guards and gloves SAFETY EQUIPMENT Knee and elbow pads Helmet
  3. 3. To protect your head you need a helmet that fits snugly. wear a helmet! ► Never wear a cap or hat underneath your helmet. ► Tighten the straps under your chin. ► Make sure the helmet doesn’t slip back off your head. ► Make sure the helmet doesn’t have cracks or frayed straps. ► Replace your helmet every couple of years.
  4. 4. LOOK AFTER YOUR EQUIPMENT Skateboards need to be in good condition. Check for cracked boards and trucks, cracked or bald wheels, and replace them.
  5. 5. ► Ride on footpaths or in skate parks, not on the road. ► Give way to other people on footpaths. ► Be careful on ground that has cracks, stones or sticks. These can make you fall off. ► Check for ‘no-go’ areas. Skateboards are banned in certain areas, so check with an adult. Skate in the right place
  6. 6. LOOK for cars backing out of driveways ► Stop at every driveway. ► Look down the driveway and check no one is coming. ► Look on the road to check no one is turning into the driveway. ► If safe, carry on.
  7. 7. SKATE TO YOUR ABILITY LEVEL ► Learn how to start, turn and stop safely. ► Go slow to begin with. ► Learn tricks after you’ve learnt the basics. ► Learn to fall safely on soft grass. ► Start with small slopes first and build up to steeper ones. ► Skate during the day and in fine weather.

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