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FOI4555/February 2023/Response Motorcycles

Our ref: FOI4555

21st February 2023


Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold the information you have requested.

Please see below the answer to your request. Questions and final response:

Question 1 – "MCIA is currently engaging with organisations who have/may have emergency response motorcyclists in order to obtain the policy and advice given regarding the appropriate, or minimum, standards of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used whilst performing their duties, as well as other risk mitigation/risk controls for that type of role (purely to obtain the risk analysis and PPE requirements for all emergency response motorcyclists in the UK (Police have already been approached and are supplying this information) and not a critical review of any particular sector/organisations approach, methodology or policy).To that end, we would like to request information on: • Any/all risk assessment which have been created to support emergency response motorcyclist roles (as per HSE requirements) • Documentation covering the required CE standards for motorcyclist riding clothing (garments, policy, procurement, etc)." ?

I can confirm that we do not perform an emergency response via Motorcycle.

We do run a FireBike course for members of the public, this is staffed by members of ECFRS who provide learning and expertise to Motorcyclists in Essex. As part of the Safer Essex Roads Partnership, we encourage road users to engage with the various training and education opportunities on their site – here is the link to our course ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

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Thank you for your interest in Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, we hope this satisfies your request.

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