“Biker Down” launch hailed a great success
The Biker Down launch was held by Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service at their HQ in Sterling Road, Kidlington.
The free course has been designed for small informal groups and teaches practical skills to help motorcyclists avoid being involved in a crash, as well as essential first - aid and advice on what to do should they find themselves first on the scene of a crash where someone is injured.
Mick Clarke, Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Road Safety Manager and a keen motorcyclist said: “The launch was fantastic. We had a full house and everyone seemed to get a lot out of the workshop.
“One of the people who attended had only bought her first motorbike the day before and her mum encouraged her to come along
“We believe the course could prove to be a life saver as what action someone takes in the first few moments after any accident can be crucial in minimising injuries and can make a real difference to the lives of those involved.
The course is made up of three modules, including accident scene management, motorcycle specific first-aid training i.e. CPR, managing major bleeds and helmet removal and classroom-based tuition on the science of being seen.
Future will be held on
3 September Deddington Fire Station
17 September Chipping Norton Fire Station
1 October Bicester Fire Station
15 October Abingdon Fire Station
29 October FRS HQ, Kidlington
12 November Slade Park Fire Station, Oxford
26 November Witney Fire Station
10 December Thame Fire Station
For more information:
Or email: BikerDown@Oxfordshire.gov.uk