Biker Down

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Welcome to Biker Down Devon & Somerset, the FREE motorcycle workshop designed by bikers for bikers

HOW CAN I BOOK?

If you would like to book a place on this lifesaving course you can book as an individual or as an entire club or group. Click here to see a list of upcoming dates and venues.

WHAT IS IT?

Biker Down is a scheme run by the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Fire Bike Team, designed specifically for preparing riders who may be first on scene of a collision and how to deal with this safely.

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The course is split into three parts, and lasts approximately three hours.

SECURE THE SCENE

This first session looks at scene management and covers the basics such as how you can prevent making a bad situation worse by getting hurt yourself. You will then learn how to assess the scene and decide on the most appropriate form of action to take. The next crucial step is to make sure the bike’s engine has stopped and establish how many people you’re dealing with, how can you protect the injured rider and gather the necessary information before you call the emergency services.

TREATMENT

This second session is delivered by fully-qualified life support instructors and covers what to do if someone is injured. You will be shown how to manage a catastrophic bleed or help someone in need of basic life support (CPR). You will learn how to remove a crash helmet. Obviously, you’ll want to avoid removing a lid wherever possible, but if someone’s not breathing, chances are they won’t survive anyway, so removing the helmet may be the only way to save them.

This is a hand on session and there will be lots of opportunities to practice each technique under the watchful eyes of the instructors.

Although this is not a certified first aid course it will give you simple best practice guidance and techniques should you need to help someone who is injured.

BE SAFE, BE SEEN

The final session delves into the science behind SMIDSY collisions and explores how riders can make themselves more visible to other road users; refreshingly, the answer isn’t head-to-toe fluorescent clothing.

IS IT FOR ME?

The course is open to everyone, regardless of ability or the bike they ride.  At the end of the day, participants receive a free bikers first aid kit, certificate, a crash card/green dot and a ‘Great Roads, Great Riders’ rider skills DVD.

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HOW CAN I BOOK?

If you would like to book a place on this lifesaving course you can book as an individual or as an entire club or group. Click here to see a list of upcoming dates and venues.

Call now – 07808 093275 or get in contact via email bikerdown@dsfire.gov.uk or our Biker Down Devon & Somerset Facebook Page