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Available Media Releases with Title containing 'Road Safety Program first aid course for motorbike riders'
3 October 2017
Road Safety Program first aid course for motorbike riders
Road Safety Program first aid course for motorbike riders

Transport NSW’s Local Government Road Safety Program is sponsoring a course to teach motorbike riders what they need to do to help fellow riders who have crashed while they wait for emergency services to arrive.

 

Tweed roads are very popular with motorbike riders but what makes them attractive – steep inclines and declines with lots of bends through scenic hinterland – is also the environment more likely to bring a rider unstuck.

 

“Our road safety program is offering this first aid course at almost half price because it values the fact that motorbike riders love the beauty of the Tweed Shire and wants them to have the skills needed to manage a crash scene, preserve life and promote recovery until emergency services arrive if another rider comes down,” said Council Road Safety Officer Alana Brooks.

 

“Immediate first aid is critical and can have a significant impact on the severity of injuries,” said Ms Brooks. “This program aims to reduce the likelihood of deaths and injuries from road trauma in local communities.”

 

The course has been written for motorcyclists by motorcyclists. Course components include: 

  • roadside crash scene management

  • emergency helmet removal

  • moving a casualty in danger

  • first aid traumatic injury treatment skills, and

  • crash prevention strategies for riders.

“It teaches riders the right skills and will give them confidence to provide immediate and critical first aid to a rider who’s come down,” said Ms Brooks. “It will also provide them with the skills to manage a crash site, preventing further potential injuries or crashes before emergency services arrive.”

 

The course will be held on Saturday 21 October at the Banora Point Community Centre on the corner of Woodlands and Leisure drives, Banora Point, from 10.45 to 3.45 with an hour’s break for lunch.

 

The cost to riders is $45 (normal cost $85).

For more information and to book visit http://www.firstaidformotorcyclists.com.au/ or telephone 0427 464 266.

 

 


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