It's icy out there.....How to avoid slips and trip on the ice
It's icy out there so please take care!
I see so many slips and trips, so here are my tips to minimise the possibility of slipping over.
But, I still can’t guarantee that you won’t slip or trip
Here are my tips to minimise the risk if you really do have to go out:
avoid taking a handbag so you are not off balance
avoid chatting on the phone
concentrate on where you are placing your foot
use the grass verge if there is one
walk on main roads as they are more likely to be gritted
wear suitable footwear such as walking shoes,trainers or anything with a decent tread
slip a pair of socks over your footwear
consider buying snow grips/crampons (I have just bought some amazing ones and I’m still standing!)
walk with a wide stance
allow plenty of time to get to your destination
And finally in the even that you do slip allow yourself to ‘fall into it’ as opposed to resisting it so as to minimise and possible damage