Have you come across an incident?

Follow the below point and you could help save someone life...

1

SAFETY FIRST

Before doing anything else you should make sure that the area of the incident is safe.

  • Stop the traffic in both directions, removing the hazard from the casualty (2 way road)
  • If you can't stop the traffic, drag the casualty to a safe place (if safe for you)
2

Call for help

Get someone to call 999 or 112 as soon as possible, keep calm and follow the operators instructions.

  • Where are you?
  • What road are you on?
  • Where are you approaching & where were you last?
3

Treat the casualties

If there is more than one casualty, decide who gets treated first (if you don't have enough rescuers)

Tips:

  • Quietest ones first
  • Breathing and Bleeding
  • Breaks and Burns
4

Helmet Removal?

It needs to come off if the casualty is:

  • Unconscious
  • Being Sick
  • Feels Sick

Follow your training! (reminder video)

5

CPR?

Follow the plan:

IS THE CASUALTY UNCONSCIOUS?

  1. If yes, SHOUT FOR HELP!

OPEN THE AIRWAY

  1. Is the casualty breathing normally?
  2. If not, call 999 or 112 if not done so already

START CHEST COMPRESSIONS

  1. Kneel next to the person
  2. Place the heel of one hand in the centre of their chest. Place your other hand on top of the first. Interlock your fingers.
  3. With arms straight use the heel of your hand to push down 5–6cm and release.
  4. The correct rate is 100 to 120 chest compressions per minute.
  5. Give 30 chest compressions.

RESCUE BREATHS

  1. Open the airway again and pinch the soft part of the person’s nose closed.
  2. Take a normal breath, make a seal around their mouth and breathe out steadily.
  3. The casualties chest should rise and fall.
  4. Keeping the casualties head back and the chin lifted, take your mouth away, take another normal breath and give a second rescue breath.
  5. The two breaths should take no longer than five seconds.
  6. Repeat 30 compressions and 2 rescue breaths.

KEEP GOING UNTIL

  • professional help arrives and takes over,
  • the person starts to show signs of regaining consciousness, such as coughing, opening their eyes, speaking, or moving purposefully AND starts to breathe normally,
  • or you become exhausted. (Get someone else to take over)

If you’d rather not give rescue breaths then deliver "Hands Only CPR". That’s better than doing nothing.

FBoS

B.I.K.E.R.S Training

Portlaoise

Setup in 2011, B.I.K.E.R.S Training are Rodge Byrne and Nick Coward. We have made it our mission to help improve the outcome of motorcycle accident victims and to contribute towards the general road safety of bikers.

Both originally from the UK, are registered Nurses, with Rodge’s background in Military Field Medicine and Nick in Anaesthetics, Theatres and A&E. Rodge has moved on into Nurse / Healthcare Education, Nick trained as Paramedic and also provides Healthcare Education.

To date we have trained over 600 motorbikers (and other road users) with these lifesaving skills. Eight of our FBoS trained bikers have made a difference to an injured rider!

We are very proud to have established excellent working partnerships with the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Bikesafe Team as well as The Irish Motorcylists' Association.

Amongst the many individuals and clubs we have taught so far, we also had the opportunity to teach Blood Bikers, Members of the Defence Forces, IAM Advanced Motorcyclists, etc.

Sole licensees for Ireland and Northern Ireland, we predominantly teach on the Emerald Isle but also, upon invitation, venture back home to the UK.