Biker Down West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) staff started the ‘Biker Down’ workshop in 2016 to help keep motorcyclists safe on the roads. Since then we have delivered potentially lifesaving skills to over 300 members of the public and introduced them to advanced motorcycle riding techniques
Biker Down! is a Free nationwide scheme that was devised to provide the tools to help bikers if they’re involved in a crash.
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.
The 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.
Courses can be booked by searching Eventbrite for “BikerDown Yorkshire”
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The FREE course covers:
- Accident Scene Management
- First aid for motorcyclists
- The science of being seen – Strategies for being visible other than wearing a high visibility vest
This free course offers 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 you find yourself on the scene of an incident where someone is injured.
The course last 3/3,5 hours and all we ask is that you enjoy yourself and have an open mind.
If you have booked a course, please arrive a little before the start time so that we have chance to settle in and have a brew. Toilet facilities are available at the venues & there is also parking in the visitor area.
Unfortunately we don’t currently have any courses scheduled for 2020.
Any future sessions will be shared on this page.
Alternatively you can book on to Biker Down courses organised by different services & partners using the link here