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Council gears up for motorcycle safety

1 May, 2017Posted in: Events, Roads and Assets
 

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to host a motorcycle accident scene management course in a bid to help riders brush up on their skills and learn how to confidently manage a road side accident scene.

Training will be provided by accredited first aid instructors from First Aid for Motorcyclists.

Council’s Road Safety Officer Melanie Lausz explained that motorcyclists are more likely to come across another rider who has been involved in an accident.

“Coming across an accident scene can be a life changing event for both the injured rider and the first responder,” said Ms Lausz. “Especially if they don’t know what to do.”

Equipping riders with skills and knowledge to help reduce fatalities and serious injury is just one way we can help work towards a zero road toll.

As well as accident prevention techniques, the course will cover:

  • emergency helmet removal
  • moving a casualty away from danger
  • picking up a motorbike
  • emergency communications in remote areas, and
  • legal aspects of providing first aid

Participants will experience motorcyclist specific casualty treatments developed from common crash scenarios.

“The course is informative, interactive, practical and unlike any first-aid course riders may have done in the past,” said Ms Lausz.

With a subsidy from Council and the NSW Roads and Maritime Services, the course is being offered to residents for $45 per person, including lunch. The unsubsidised price is $85 per person.

The Motorcycle Accident Management™ training course will be held from 10.45am to 3.30pm on Sunday 21 May in Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre.

Bookings are essential as places are limited.

For more information visit www.firstaidformotorcyclists.com.au or phone Tracy Hughes on 0408 956 435.