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You’re the first on the scene of an accident involving a biker. Do you know what to do? Would you know who is most at risk? How to protect the area? Or whether you should remove the helmet of a downed rider?

Attend a FREE Biker Down workshop to learn the practical skills of what to do if you are first on scene at a crash involving a motorcyclist. 

About the workshop

  • It’s delivered by firefighters from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service to participants at local fire stations in small informal groups (Ideally a maximum of 12).
  • The workshop lasts around 3 hours.
  • It covers accident scene management and motorcycle specific first-aid training. When and how to remove a helmet and the science of being seen.

Who’s the workshop for?

  • The course is aimed at motorcyclists of all ages and experience.
  • Pillion passengers and drivers are also welcome.

Here's what a few of our workshop attendees thoughts on Biker Down

"Great course last night- Debs and Nathan did a great job. I've told everyone in the office what they should do if I (or someone like me) falls off and they happen upon it. Will recommend course to everyone who can attend." – Teena Bowes

"Thanks for a great workshop last night. Very educational and cleared up a few misconceptions. Here's a good graphic to illustrate some of your points." -  Tony Scott

"The Beerhounds would like to express their great thanks to Andy And Debs for the course they held for us last night. We cannot recommend it enough and we shall ensure that we are vocal to our friends as we attend rallies throughout the year, in the hope that they can find the same training local to themselves.Many thanks again!" – The Beerhounds

"I just want to say a huge thanks to you guys. I attended your course a few months ago and yesterday I was first on the scene of a car that rolled 3 times down A420. Your course really helped me to approach and manage the situation and the driver before you all turned up. Thanks!!" – James Rees

2017 Workshop dates

DAY DATE TIME VENUE STATUS
Thursday 6th April 7.30 - 10.30pm Witney Fire Station FULL
Tuesday 9th May 7.30 - 10.30pm FRS HQ, Kidlington FULL
Thursday 8th June 7.30 - 10.30pm Wallingford Fire Station 1 place available
Saturday 8th July 10am - 1pm Thame Fire Station FULL
Thursday 10th August 7.30 - 10.30pm Banbury Fire Station Places available
Saturday 9th September 10am - 1pm H Cafe, Berinsfield Places available
Thursday 12th October 7.30 - 10.30pm FRS HQ, Kidlington Places available

If you would like to book a place on one of our workshops email BikerDown@oxfordshire.gov.uk. It’s strictly a first come first served basis and we will confirm your place on the course by email.

Want to attend a workshop but can’t make these dates? Follow us on Facebook or email BikerDown@Oxfordshire.gov.uk and let us know you would like to go on our next workshop mailing list. 

Workshops for biker groups

We're happy to run workshops for biker groups for groups of friends. All you need to do is find 12 people who want to learn what to do if they were first on scene of a Motorcycle crash and get in touch.

Attended a workshop?

If you have attended one of our workshops your feedback is most welcome you can leave it on our Facebook page BikerDownOxfordshire or email BikerDown@oxfordshire.gov.uk. Good or bad we would love to hear from you.

Also if you have needed to use your skills at an incident please let us know.

Don't live in Oxfordshire?

If you live outside of Oxfordshire and would like to attend a Biker Down workshop, visit the Biker Down contacts page on www.kent.fire-uk.org there's a list of all the Biker Down's around the country.

Biker Down was established by Kent Fire Bike (Kent Fire & Rescue Service).