Biker Down conference will seek to ‘set standards’
The 2016 National Biker Down Conference will be held in Stevenage on 7 October and there are still places available for road safety professionals wishing to attend.
Originally developed by Kent Fire & Rescue Service, Biker Down provides bikers with advice about what to do if a fellow rider comes off their bike.
The free-to-attend course covers scene management, first aid and how bikers can make themselves more visible to other road users. Biker Down is currently being delivered by 24 fire & rescue teams across the UK.
In 2012 Biker Down gained a coveted Prince Michael International Road Safety Award and a year later it received a National 'Alarm' Award.
The 2016 Conference aims to help set standards for all Biker Down teams and fire & rescue services across the UK.
At present, 20 different fire services will be represented at the event along with a number of road safety partnerships and representatives from IAM RoadSmart.
For more information or to register interest in attending the conference, which is being held at the Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service Training Centre, contact Jim Sanderson on 01622 692121 or via email.
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