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”