Seasonal safety

Spring is a great time of year for getting outdoors and getting active! Here are a few safety tips to get you started.


Get the right training

Thinking of learning to ride a motorcycle? Visit www.ridertraining.org to learn more about our Gearing Up program and to find a course in your area.

The Canada Safety Council offers many on- and off-the-job safety training programs. Find out more at www.canadasafetycouncil.org/training.

 

Swimming safety for kids

  • Put your children in swimming lessons.

  • Stay within sight and reach of your child when in, on or around water.

  • Know how to swim or have an experienced adult swimmer supervise children in the pool.

  • Install a 1.5 m (5 ft.) high four-sided fence with a self-closing, high-mounted, self-latching gate around the pool.

  • Put young children and weak swimmers in properly fitted lifejackets, when in, on or around water.

  • Teach your children the pool rules.

  • Keep safety equipment by the pool.

  • Learn First Aid and CPR.

  • Know how to call 911 or your local emergency number.


Safe cycling

Cycling is great exercise and an environmentally friendly way to get around – be sure to tune up your bike and review road safety rules before going for a spin this spring. As a cyclist, the rules of the road apply to you, and these include stopping at all stop signs and proceeding when it’s safe. You should walk – not ride – your bike across busy streets at marked crosswalk and make sure you are visible to other road users by using bright lights and reflectors on your bike, and wearing light-coloured clothes with reflective tape.