If you were the first on the scene of an accident involving a biker, would you know what to do? Would you know who is most at risk, how to protect the area or whether you should removed the helmet of the rider?
Actions taken in the first few moments after an accident can be crucial in minimising injuries and came make a real difference to the lives of those involved. However, there is undeniably some uncertainty around what to do when these situations arise.
Biker Down is a free training course that is run by bikers for bikers of all ages and experience and aims to tackle these uncertainties. The course draws on the expertise of the Emergency Services and RoADAR Motorcycle Group to help best prepare motorcyclists should the worst happen when they're out on the roads.
This free course offers people the opportunity to learn practical skills to help avoid being involved in a crash, as well as essential first aid training and advice on what to do should they find themselves first on the scene of an accident where someone is injured.
The course covers topics such as:
Initial Scene Management and Protection - advice from emergency service personnel on how to protect a scene and other road users who may have stopped to assist.
Casualty Care - a motorcycle specific input which looks at basic life saving skills such as CPR, airway management and helemet removal (both when and how).
Rider Skills - how to get the best out of riding your motorbike, how to brake effectively, the 'Science of Being Scene' and the next steps to enhance rider skills.
Further information on the Biker Down scheme can be found here.
Unfortunately due to the limited number of places available all courses require pre-registration.
For more information about the course or to sign up for one please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently there are no course dates confirmed. However to register your interest and request to be added to our mailing list for furure course notification, please email: email@example.com.
Further course dates in additional locations for Spring 2017 will be added soon.