Spectators who throw objects onto the ice or attempt to physically harm, spit on, or otherwise attack players or officials must be removed from the arena immediately and penalized with an arena ban pursuant to §5. Moreover, the particulars of the person(s) in question are to be recorded and, in the case of repeat offenses, communicated to the EBEL Office. The home team has to take the maximum lengths to ensure that throwing of objects onto the ice surface is prevented. If problems with objects on the ice surface occur, the referees have to file an according additional report and send it to the EBEL office. Failure of the usher service results in a penalization according to the EBEL/AHL penalty catalogue. Repeated incidents can cause the Disciplinary Senate to greatly increase the penalty.