The Ice Field Safety (IFS) course is comprehensive training for those who work or travel on ice over lakes, ponds, and reservoirs, or rivers that are completely frozen over.

The curriculum includes the formation of ice and the factors that influence its decay, how to determine ice thickness, the identification of hazards, travelling on ice, self rescue and a range of options for the rescue of others – including single rescuer techniques for field personnel that work in pairs. The curriculum also includes the medical complications posed by cold water immersion and hypothermia, and the significant implications for rescue and transport.

The course is executed with a minimum of 6 participants.

Course is held in English

Know before you go

This course has age limit of 18 years.

What do I need to bring?

We are working in cold and wet environment so bring hot drinks and warm clothing for the breaks.

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2 days

Booking in advance

14 days



Minimum age


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