'Life-saving’ key ring available in the NW
Bikers across north west of England are being encouraged to use a free key ring which contains medical information which could help save their life if they are involved in a collision.
The Mediform Tube is being made available free of charge trough a collaboration between Lancashire County Council and RideSafe BackSafe, a road safety initiative for motorcyclists in the north west.
Based on the CRASH Card concept, the Mediform Tube contains a card carrying a rider's medical and personal information. This gives paramedics at the scene immediate access to their medical needs.
The Mediform Tube has a green self adhesive key shaped sticker, to be placed on the right side of the rider’s helmet, which tells attending medical staff that the rider is carrying the tube, which is attached to the key ring.
The initiative has received funding from Lancashire County Council and support from North West Air Ambulance Charity, North West Ambulance Service, Lancashire Constabulary and Merseyside Police.
Rob Winn, Mediform project leader, said: “This is an important tool for riders to receive appropriate help in times of medical emergency. Our version of the CRASH Card, in a waterproof tube, means that crews only have to look in one place common to all riders - on the bike's keys. The more riders and pillions that carry a Mediform Tube, the more riders it can help.”
For more information contact Emma Kelly on 07815 862 079.