Actions taken in the first few moments after an accident 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.