Safety first is a rule to live by in extreme sports like skydiving. There are a set of rules and safety guidelines necessary to avoid or reduce the occurrence of injury or fatalities. Here are some rules and tips necessary for avoiding injuries whilst skydiving.
The first thing to consider for skydiving safety is attire. Jumpsuits keep the body warm and protected against cold air at high altitudes. They are also durable enough to prevent scratches and bumps on landing.
It is important to check for holes or tears in the jumpsuit before wearing it. Make sure it fits properly and that there is no way for air to enter it.
Wear a helmet when skydiving. It should fit the head properly. Not too heavy, small, or tight. Also, wear goggles to protect the eyes, gloves, and durable shoes with firm soles and grip.
It is important not to compromise on the quality of equipment used for skydiving. Some basic equipment for skydiving includes an altimeter and Automatic Activation Device (AAD). Making any changes in them should only be done with the permission of an instructor or a recognised expert in your skydiving team or class. Such equipment must always be in good condition.
It is also important to be well informed about the skydiving process. Choose the right skydiving. Do not be too eager to do a solo jump. It is advisable to start with the tandem style of skydiving where a new diver and an instructor have the same parachute, and everything is controlled by the instructor.
Develop the right mental attitude before any jump and don’t take anything for granted no matter how many jumps you have done before. Do not ignore safety procedures. Keep safety first and jump with ease. Make sure all safety checks and procedures have been carried out well in advance.