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Offline Dilbert

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Biker Down
« on: July 02, 2018, 12:54:35 PM »
Did one of these yesterday, took about 3.5 hours and covers accident scene management, general road craft and observations/ Hazard Awareness and basic first aid (including the when to and how to of helmet removal). Good afternoon in good company, even if half of them seemed be from a Manchester HOG  :016:

Ours was delivered by a mix of volunteers from the Fire Brigade, ex-cops and an ex-Army medic at the all new Fire Station/ Safety Central building at Lymm (opposite the Services), for bikers, by bikers  :028:

http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/road-safety/biker-down

Heartily recommended  :028:


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Re: Biker Down
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 01:25:43 PM »
What a great idea!..I'm going to see if we can get one of these going in my part of the world! :015:

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Re: Biker Down
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 06:07:00 PM »
Most of the Fire Services run them throughout UK.  They are free to attend (you have to book) and well worth it - did one a month ago in Exeter

Fire Service can justify funding it it on basis of "the training helps to prevent accidents, injuries and fatalities and that reduces cost to taxpayer in fire, police & medical services"

Worth a look
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Re: Biker Down
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 08:44:40 PM »
I attended one in Birmingham, very informative, well worth every biker having a look at this. :0461:

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Re: Biker Down
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2018, 09:06:10 PM »
Putting myself down for the September date...thanks mate for the post.
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Re: Biker Down
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2018, 10:40:38 PM »
Indeed I did one a year ago with Kent Fire Brigade, and I've already had to put it into practice once when I came round a corner and found a biker in a ditch. Knowing what to do and how to act is worth every minute you spend on this course. Very worthwhile and recommended.

 


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