Safety Practices for Travel on Ice

Safety Practices for Travel on Ice
1. Precautions.
a. Planning shall include information on the depth of water before freezing and the age/thickness of ice. Do not travel over newly frozen lakes, on shore ice, or during periods of unstable ice conditions. Flowing water from springs and streams and extremely slick ice indicate hazard areas.

2. Ice Rescue. Personnel shall not put their lives in jeopardy where an ice rescue cannot be accomplished in a safe manner, even if the victim(s) are unable to help themselves. Always follow safe established rescue techniques.