Below you will find details of biker related courses.
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. But there can be some uncertainty about what to do in these situations.
Biker Down is a free training course run by bikers for bikers, designed to answer these uncertainties. The course uses the expertise of the emergency services and Road Safety Officers to prepare motorcyclists should the worst happen on the roads.
This is a FREE three hour course that covers the following topics:
- Crash Scene Management – advice from emergency service personnel on how to protect a casualty and other road users who may have stopped to assist.
- Casualty Care – a motorcycle specific input, looking at basic lifesaving skills such as CPR, airway management and helmet removal (when & how).
- The Science of Being Seen – a session looking at conspicuity issues and the classic SMIDSY situations.
Watch the video below for a taster of what the course covers.
Available Biker Down Courses
Scarborough Fire Station on the 26/03/2022. Times are 0900-1300 (FULLY BOOKED)
Harrogate Fire Station on the 09/04/2022. Times are 0930-1300 (FULLY BOOKED)
Richmond Fire Station on the 10/04/2022. Times are 1000-1330
Tadcaster Fire Station on the 17/04/2022. Times are 0900-1230 (FULLY BOOKED)
Skipton Fire Station on the 14/05/2022. Times are 0900-1300
Northallerton Fire Station on the 15/05/2022. Times are 1000-1330
Selby Fire Station on the 28/05/2022. Times are 0900-1230
Whitby Fire Station on the 11/06/2022. Times are 0900-1300
Hawes Fire Station on the 03/07/2022. Times are 1000-1330
Huntington Fire Station on the 13/08/2022. Times are 0900-1230 (FULLY BOOKED)
Malton Fire Station on the 24/09/2022. Times are 0900-1300
Biker Down feedback
“I though the course was excellent and I very much appreciated it. I even had a chance to put a little part of it into practice yesterday when one of my ride out team broke down and I managed to get the guys who had stopped with him to move their bikes which were not in the best place – just round a corner. A small thing that I might not have thought of without your insight”
BikeSafe is a national police run motorcycle initiative, aimed at working with motorcycle riders in a relaxed environment to raise awareness of the importance and value of progressing on to accredited post-test training.
BikeSafe workshops involve an observed ride with a police graded motorcyclist or approved BikeSafe observer. With some local variation, BikeSafe workshops aim to cover: rider attitude, systematic methods, collision causation, cornering, positioning, overtaking, observation, braking, hazard perception and use of gears.