The Biker Down course which is delivered by many fire and rescue teams from across the country will be presented to delegates at the National Road Safety Conference later this year.
The 2014 National Road Safety Conference is being hosted by Road Safety GB South East Region, and held at The Grand in Brighton on 25-26 November. More than 170 people have already registered to attend.
Originally developed by Kent Fire & Rescue Service (KFRS), Biker Down provides bikers with advice about what to do if a fellow rider comes off their bike. The course covers scene management, first aid and what works when it comes to making yourself more visible to other road users.
The scene management element is based on operational experience of what to expect at the scene of a collision. The first aid is specific to the type of injuries likely to occur in a motorcycle incident. The third module is based on research by Kevin Williams MSc of Survival Skills Rider Training, a BTEC-qualified advanced instructor with more than 30 years’ professional riding experience. Kevin used his higher degree background to research the ‘Science of Being Seen’ module on behalf of KFRS.
Biker Down will be presented by Jim Sanderson, founder of Biker Down, and Lawrence Pater, both from KFRS.
Jim Sanderson (left) has been a firefighter with KFRS for 14 years and a biker for 21 years. He is based Ashford Fire Station and a member of the Kent Fire Bike team, a DSA motorcycle instructor, and a road traffic collision instructor.
Lawrence Pater (right) is a station manager with responsibility for training within KFRS. He has served 25 years as an operational fire fighter, the last 14 years in command roles.
National Road Safety Conference
The 2014 National Road Safety Conference is being hosted by Road Safety GB South East region at The Grand in Brighton, 25-26 November. The event is co-sponsored by Colas and AA DriveTech.
More than 170 people have already registered to attend and 14 organisations have booked to exhibit alongside the conference.
Click here for more information about the agenda and themes, click here for delegate fees and to register to attend, click here for information about exhibiting at the event – or here for information about sponsorship. For more information about the event contact either Sally Bartrum or Nick Rawlings on 01379 650112.