With the summer months fast approaching, we are encouraging motorcyclists of all abilities to consider their skills.
Actions taken in the first few moments after a collision involving a biker can be crucial in minimising injuries, and can make a real difference to the lives of those involved. Biker Down is a free training workshop run by professionals for bikers designed to answer these uncertainties. Originally developed by Kent Fire & Rescue Fire Bike Team, it uses the expertise of the Emergency Services and HSE qualified First Aid Trainers to prepare motorcyclists should the worst happen on the roads.
The workshop last approximately three hours and is broken down into three modules:
● Module One: Looks at the initial scene management and the protection of those present, and risk-assessing the scene.
● Module Two: Is delivered by a HSE First Aid trainer and focuses on assessing the casualty when dealing with trauma, and when and how to safely remove a motorcyclist’s helmet.
● Module Three: Focuses on being seen as a motorcyclist. The module is delivered by a member of the partnership, who uses their experience in investigating and/or dealing with serious and fatal motorcycle crashes.
The dates available for this year are as follows:
24th April (Hailsham)
22nd May (Rye)
19th June (venue TBC)
10th July (venue TBC)
25th Sept (venue TBC)
30th Oct (venue TBC)
27th Nov (venue TBC)
4th Dec (venue TBC)
To find more information regarding the Biker Down workshops, please contact the team on BikerDown@StayAHero.co.uk