Work to the Forestry Industry Standard with our Emergency First Aid for Forestry training course.
Emergency First Aid at Work with Forestry is the ideal course for those working with chainsaws in the forestry & landscaping sectors.
During the course, you’ll learn techniques and topics that the HSE regards as important in Forestry including severe bleeding, crush injuries & Lyme Disease.
Therefore, helping you meet the Forestry England’s latest guidance on first aid training for those wishing to work on their sites.
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Emergency First Aid for Forestry Content
Over the course, candidates will learn a variety of techniques and cover both the emergency first aid at work course as well as the Level 3 forestry bolt on. These include performing CPR, assessing an incident scene and treating severe bleeds and lyme disease. The full course content is:
- Role and Responsibilities of a First Aider
- Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
- Minimising the risk of infection to yourself and others
- Consent: When, how, and why you need it.
- Assessing an Incident
- Conducting a scene survey
- Conducting a primary survey (DR ABCD)
- Asking for help
- Unresponsive Casualties
- Knowing when to conduct Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Practicing the CPR technique
- Knowing when to place a casualty into the Recovery Position
- Practicing the Recovery Position technique
- Treating seizures
- Identifying signs of severe and mild choking
- Practicing abdominal thrust technique
- External Bleeding
- Identifying the severity of the external bleeding
- Practicing bandaging technique
- Identifying the symptoms of shock
- Treating a casualty who is experiencing shock
- Minor Injuries
- Treating casualties with small cuts, bruises, splinters, etc
- Applying first aid to minor burns and scalds
- Emergency Planning & Remote Medical Assistance
- Planning for a first aid emergency
- Managing an unresponsive casualty for at least 30 minutes
- Catastrophic Bleeding Control
- Direct Pressure
- Haemostatic Dressings
- Crush Injuries
- Recognising a crush injury
- Administering first aid to a casualty with a crush injury
- Extreme Cold
- Recognising & treating hypothermia
- Lyme Disease
- Recognising Lyme Disease
- Administering first aid for tick bites
- Preventing tick bites
Assessment and Certification
First aid is a highly practical subject, which means you’ll get the chance to perform many practical activities throughout the day. Whilst you complete each task, your tutor will assess your capability to make sure that you are performing each technique correctly.
In addition, you’ll sit a short question paper to confirm your understanding of the subject.
You must pass both the practical assessment and the question paper to gain your certificate.
After passing the course, you’ll receive your certificates. These are valid for 3 years. After which time, you must retake the course to continue practicing as a first aider.
Who needs Emergency First Aid for Forestry training?
Emergency first aid for forestry is ideal for any size company looking to work within the forestry sector.
Your company’s risk assessments should identify your first aid requirements and outline the type and number of first aiders you require for the work you will carry out.
If you already have a valid emergency first aid at work or first aid at work certificate, you can carry out just the forestry section of the course. Please contact us here to discuss this further.