Cyclist Emergency First Aid

(1.5 Hour Course – £15 pp)

images-7As our Oxfordshire roads get busier by the day, cycling is becoming forever more dangerous. RoSPA reports that most cycle accidents occur in urban areas, but incredibly, almost half of all cyclist deaths happen on our rural roads.

As well as mobile phones for emergencies, it’s important that a cycle group carry an adequate first aid kit and that as many cyclists as possible are trained in Emergency First Aid.

Cyclist Emergency First Aid Course (1.5 hrs – £15 pp)

This 90 minute course is designed to give learners the confidence to effectively manage a cycling related emergency and do the very best for the casualty whilst waiting for the Professionals to arrive. Ideal for anyone that cycles for sport, fun or just to get to work!

The total cost of the course is £15 pp which includes a FREE Cyclist Emergency First Aid Refresher Course for ALL learners when ever you/they feel ready.

Course Content:

  • Assessment of the situation (DR ABC)images-6
  • CPR – Adult & Child
  • AED (Automated External Defibrillators) & AED Locator App
  • The Recovery Position
  • Head Injuries
  • Managing suspected Spinal Injuries
  • Managing Serious Bleeds
  • Managing Serious Breaks/Dislocations

The course is informative but relaxed and can take place day time or evening according to your needs.  It’s a fun learning experience with the opportunity for everyone to practice on our CPR manikins. The min amount of learners required for an Oxfordshire location is 8 and the max is 20 learners. For courses of 18 -20 learners a reduced flat rate fee applies.

1528725_R_Z001A_UC17577126As host you receive a Complimentary First Aid Manual (RRP £5.99) and………if you’re able to exceed the min booking number by 2 or more (10 learners) you receive a FREE First Aid Kit worth £12.99 (current Argos price)

For smaller groups, the course is normally run in the comfort of your own home where the presentation is delivered through your TV (if HD).  For larger venues our Instructors arrive equipped with a projector. Venue hire, if required, is not included in the price.

Please contact First For Safety with your Oxfordshire location, to make a no obligation enquiry about booking this course on a date & time to suit: info@firstforsafetyoxfordshire.co.uk  

We’d be delighted to hear from you.  NO deposit required.  Payment at the end of the session is normal.  If for any reason a client’s unable to keep their booking, we just ask that they let First For Safety know asap.

 RoSPA UK Cycling Deaths & Injuries – Aug 2014

Also available to download: Cycling Accidents (PDF 78kb)

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In 2014,  21,287 cyclists were injured in reported road accidents. 3,514 of which were either killed or seriously injured.

Child Adult All*
Killed 6 107 113
Seriously Injured 273 3,090 3,401
Slightly Injured 1,726 15,684 17,773
Total 2005 18,881 21,287

*All includes casualties where age not recorded

These figures only include cyclists killed or injured in road accidents that were reported to the police. Many cycle accidents are not reported to the police, even when the cyclist is seriously injured & taken to hospital. The figures also exclude cycling accidents that occur away from the road. Although the number of deaths is accurate, there could be two or three times as many seriously injured cyclists!

  •  Cyclist casualties have risen in recent years as the amount of cycling has increased.
  •  The majority of cyclist casualties are adults, with approximately 11% being children. .
  •  Males are far more likely to be involved in cycling accidents than females.

Most cycling accidents happen in urban areas where most cycling takes place. Almost two thirds of cyclists killed or seriously injured were involved in collisions at, or near, a road junction, with T-junctions being the most commonly involved. Roundabouts are particularly dangerous junctions for cyclists. Not surprisingly, the severity of injuries suffered by cyclists increases with the speed limit, meaning that riders are more likely to suffer serious or fatal injuries on higher speed roads. Almost half of cyclist deaths occur on rural roads.

More RoSPA Cycling Accident Stats:

  • Around 75% of fatal or serious cyclist accidents occur in urban areas 2
  • Around half of cyclist fatalities occur on rural roads
  • 75% happen at, or near, a road junction
  • 80% occur in daylight
  • 80% of cyclist casualties are male
  • Almost 1/4 of  cyclists killed or injured are children
  • Around 3/4 cyclists killed have major head injuries.

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This pic of a crushed cycle helmet is courtesy of Thames Valley Air Ambulance:

They wrote,  “When we come across scenes like this, we always wonder what could have been if it weren’t for the helmet. It doesn’t even bear thinking about”

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