Protective Equipment

Protective equipment, such as mats, helmets and padding, is one of the easiest ways to prevent injury in children during recreation. Always make sure that protective equipment is used each time it is required, that it is being used properly, that it is in working condition and that it fits correctly.

The following additional resources are provided for your convenience in learning more about protective equipment.


Which Helmet for Which Activity | Parachute Canada

Different types of activities require different types of helmets. Use this table as a guideline for choosing activity-appropriate helmets. 

Sports and Exercise Safety |

Using the wrong — or not properly fitted — equipment is a major cause of injuries.

Essential Safety Equipment for Sports |

Sports safety equipment and gear may sometimes look a little bit odd or unfashionable, but using the right protective safety gear for your sport is essential for preventing serious injuries or reducing the severity of an injury you may receive.

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