Banbury course for bikers instructs what to do if you are first on a crash scene

A course giving instruction on what to do if you are first on the scene of a motorbike crash takes place in Banbury next month.

A new course giving life-saving advice on what to do in an emergency begins in Banbury next month
A new course giving life-saving advice on what to do in an emergency begins in Banbury next month

Aimed at motorcyclists of all ages and experience, the Biker Down course is run by Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service on Thursday, August 4 at 7pm at Banbury Fire Station, Cope Road, Banbury, OX16 2EY. Pillion passengers and drivers are also welcome.

The course is free and will provide practical and potentially life-saving advice on what to do in an emergency and also how to reduce your risk of being involved in a collision.

If you were 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?

The Biker Down course will be run by firefighters on August 4 in Banbury

The answers to these and many other questions will be delivered by firefighters to participants in a small informal workshop that last approximately three hours.

It covers accident scene management and motorcycle-specific first-aid training, when and how to remove a helmet and the science of being seen. It will also clear up some common misconceptions.

The Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service is happy to run workshops for biker groups, or for groups of motorcycle enthusiasts. All you need to do is find 12 people who want to learn what to do if they were first on scene of a motorcycle crash and get in touch.

To book your place, please email [email protected] or visit the https://www.365alive.co.uk/cms/content/biker-down site.