Free first aid course aimed at bikers


Do you ride a motorcycle? Would you know exactly what to do in the event of an accident? If the answers to those questions are ‘Yes’ and ‘No’, then you should be booking yourself onto a free first aid course designed specifically for bikers.

Many bikers ride in pairs or groups and when an accident happens the first person on the scene will often be a fellow biker.

The ‘Biker Down’ course delivered by the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service covers a strategy for accident scene management, first aid requirements of an injured motorcyclist (including issues about helmet removal) and bikers’ visibility.

The next course will be held on Tuesday, September 17 at Ryde Fire Station at 6pm. The course takes around three hours to complete and you can book a place by calling 823399 or by e-mail to road.safety@iow.gov.uk.

Make sure your answers to those two questions are ‘Yes’ and ‘Yes’.