Campaign encourages riders to attend Biker Down sessions

The National Fire Chiefs Council is hosting a week-long motorcycle safety campaign in April, at the heart of which will be encouraging riders to attend Biker Down courses.

Biker Down is an initiative which teaches riders what to do if they are the first on the scene at a collision involving a fellow biker.

Topics covered by the course, which is run by at least 13 areas across England and Wales, include:

  • How to manage the scene if you come across a collision
  • How to help an injured rider by providing early intervention at the roadside
  • Motorcycle-specific first aid – how to remove a helmet and practical tips on safer riding

The NFCC campaign (11-17 April) aims to support the reduction of motorcycle casualties by also highlighting the importance of riders improving their skills and adopting safer habits.

The week of action has been timed to coincide with the time of year when weather typically improves and there is an increase in motorcycle activity.

For more information, contact Tony Smith, the NFCC’s tactical advisor for motorcycle safety, via email.

11 March 2022