Level 3 Award in Forestry First Aid +F (RQF)

Forestry First Aid +F (add on to FAW & EFAW)

Course Overview

Did you know that there were 160 fatal injuries to workers in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector in the last 5 years?

The Forestry First Aid +F qualification is ideal for those who work or intend to work in a forestry, agricultural or remote environment, such as tree surgeons and farmers.

Successful learners will be equipped with the knowledge and practical skills needed to treat a range of injuries and diseases that could occur in these environments, such as Lyme disease and catastrophic bleeding.

Designed to be undertaken in conjunction with a regulated First Aid qualification (minimum 1 day), this qualification meets the recommendations of the First Aid at Work- Forestry Commission Policy and also confirms a learner’s ability to meet a ‘licence to practice’ as determined by the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, making it perfect for those operating in a wide range of workplaces.

What’s covered?

2 hour ‘bolt-on’

  • Extreme cold
  • Extreme heat
  • Catastrophic bleeding, including:
  • Direct pressure
  • Tourniquets
  • Haemostatic agents
  • Crush injuries
  • Lyme disease

Standard 3 day FAW course

What’s Covered:

  • The role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Assessing an incident
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • CPR
  • Recovery Position
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Choking
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Shock
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Sprains, strains and dislocations
  • Minor injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Poisoning
  • Eye injuries
  • Suspension trauma

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