Roller Skating can be dangerous if the right safety precautions are not taken and the correct safety equipment is not worn.
Most roller skating injuries happen when a skater loses balance and falls on a hard surface such as the pavement. Skaters who wear protective equipment greatly decrease their chance of being injured in the event of a fall or collision.
The most commonly injured body parts include the hands, wrists and elbows as well as abrasions to the knees. Always wear a helmet!
A helmet is a must every time you go out skating. The helmet is the single most important piece of safety equipment.
It is strongly advised that you purchase a suitable skating helmet such as the Kandy Skates helmet which offers much more coverage around the
rear of the head than general bicycle helmets. Whichever helmet you use, ensure you check it meets all relevant safety standards.
To work properly, your helmet should fit properly. Helmets that are too large or improperly fastened could come off in the event of a fall.
Always check your skates before you put them on. Make sure that wheels and brakes are in good working order and are tightly secured.
If you find your wheels or brake badly worn or broken, replace them before using the product. Never skate with your laces undone as you risk injury to your ankles or running over one of the laces and falling.
Grazes, scrapes, bruises or even broken bones are a danger to roller skaters. In addition to your helmet you should invest in a suitable set of elbow, knee and wrist guards. Knee and elbow pads should have a padded interior and hard plastic outer shell to provide maximum protection to the user.
All pads should be securely fitted and fastened at all times.