Biker Down – course for motorcyclists

Bike Down is a course is aimed at motorcyclists of all ages and experience.  The free course offers people the chance 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 a crash where someone is injured.

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 remove the helmet of a downed rider?  Actions taken in the first few moments after an accident can be crucial in minimising injuries and can make a real difference to the lives of those involved.

Date of courses

The next courses are taking place on:

  • Sunday 28th January at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters in Winsford, 12pm until 4pm
  • Sunday 25th February at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters in Winsford, 12pm until 4pm
  • Sunday 22nd April at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters in Winsford, 12pm until 4pm
  • Sunday 20th May at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters in Winsford, 12pm until 4pm
  • Sunday 1st July at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters in Winsford, 12pm until 4pm
  • Sunday 30th September at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters in Winsford, 12pm until 4pm
  • Sunday 28th October at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters in Winsford, 12pm until 4pm
  • Sunday 25th November at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters in Winsford, 12pm until 4pm
  • Sunday 16th December at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters in Winsford, 12pm until 4pm

Places are limited, so please book a place on the course by sending an email to bikerdown@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Biker Down – course content

This is a FREE three hour, that covers the following topics:

  • Initial Scene Management and  Protection – advice from emergency service personnel on how to protect a scene & other road users who may have stopped to assist
  • Casualty Care – a motorcycle specific input, looking at basic life saving skills such as CPR, airway management and helmet removal. (when & how)
  • Rider Skills – how to get the best out of riding your bike, how to brake effectively, the Science of Being Seen and the the next steps to enhanced rider skills

For more information about Biker Down

For more information contact Frances Egerton at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service on 01606 868295 or email bikerdown@cheshirefire.gov.uk

Safety tips for bikers
For safety tips on clothing, dehydration and general motorbike riding advice, please use the following link: Safety tips for bikers

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