EAMG Biker Down Course - 23rd November 2019

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John Tullett
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EAMG Biker Down Course - 23rd November 2019

Post by John Tullett » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:16 pm

With the help of Tony Smith, from the Herts Fire Bike Team, we have arranged a Biker Down training day for EAMG Group members. The half day course is based around the First Aid requirements of an injured motorcyclist and is divided into 3 Modules:

1. INCIDENT SCENE MANAGEMENT

A presentation from a Fire Bike Team member, on scene management and personal safety for a biker happening upon an RTC involving a motorcyclist, this covers the individuals initial considerations including their own Dynamic Risk Assessment to assess the most appropriate action to take in order to protect themselves and other road users at the scene, an order of actions and instruction on management of resources available (i.e. other witnesses). Information they should gather to assist attending Emergency Service Personnel and possible legal obligations.

2. CASUALTY CARE

This module is delivered by Herts Fire & Rescue Service Instructors and covers: Trauma and mechanism of injury, Snatch rescues, why when and how, basic life support, CPR, managing spinal injuries and crash helmet removal, when and how.

3. THE SCIENCE OF BEING SEEN

During this session the attendees receive instruction and advice on conspicuity, how effective is Hi – Viz, looking at the use of conspicuity clothing and Hi-Viz aids. Within this talk phenomena such as Motion Camouflage and Looming are discussed as well as tips on what you can do to be seen without necessarily the need for covering yourself head to foot in luminous yellow! This module is designed by Kevin Williams of Survival Skills Motorcycle Training who is an Advanced Instructor and widely experienced as both an Author of several Motorcycling Books and as a lead rider, regularly leading parties of bikers both in this country and abroad.

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While there is no charge to attend the course we would request attendees to make a voluntary donation of £10 which the Group will then forward to the Herts & Essex Air Ambulance charity in recognition of the training provided by the Fire Bike Team. The course starts @ 09:00 at the Joint Emergency Services Academy, Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue, Hitchen Road, Stevenage, SG1 4AE.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis so If you wish to attend please post a reply here or send an e-mail to training@eamg.org.uk

Regards,

John
John Tullett
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Re: EAMG Biker Down Course - 23rd November 2019

Post by John Tullett » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:56 pm

We still have a few spaces available for this course so if you are interested in attending please either book via training@eamg.org.uk or at tomorrow's Group Night meeting.

I was one of 16 Group members who attended EAMG's first Biker Down course of the year on 26th October and I would highly recommend this course to anyone who rides a bike.

The Herts FireBike Team have now run courses for over 1000 bikers and it shows - the presentation was highly professional and totally relevant. You will be given a lot of helpful hints & tips (for example, have you downloaded the 'what3words' app to help you identify your location to emergency services?) and an opportunity to practice things like helmet removal.

If you are interested in the course but cannot make this date then register your interest via bikerdown@hertfordshire.gov.uk and you will then be contacted as soon as a space becomes available.

Regards,

John
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