The First Aid at Work for Forestry course (FAW-F) is ideal for most businesses whose risk assessment has identified that they require a fully trained first aider for their workplace. This course is available as a ProTrainings CPD certified qualification, all courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured to meet the new guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2013 and meet the requirements of the First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and subsequent 2016 changes.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

Also included to comply with the latest HSE and ERC guidelines, are Tourniquets and Haemostatic dressings.

This comprehensive FAW-F course includes extra subjects required by the Forestry Commission.

Most accidents that frequently happen to people working in the forestry industry normally happen in remote areas. Our course will cover all aspects of first aid, but also how to apply tourniquets and how to deal with catastrophic bleeding which commonly happens when using a chainsaw or any other type of machinery. It also deals with severe cuts like chainsaw accidents, crush injuries, Hypothermia and Lyme Disease.

This course must be at least 20 contact hours and run over a minimum of 3 day and the certificate is valid for 3 years.

The course is classroom based with practical training using the most up to date equipment and presentation materials. Attendees are encouraged to use role play as a learning tool and questions are positively encouraged.

Training will also cover Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and an introduction to the practical use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, there is a legal requirement for all businesses to have in place at least, one First Aider per 100 employees, depending on the classification of business and risk assessments and factors.

To renew you need to attend a 2 day FAW-F requalification course.

All Resuscitation Council and Health & Safety Executive recommendations and regulations will be continually updated and included in all sessions, ensuring your employees receive the most accurate and up to date teaching.

We can also come to you and train your employees in your workplace. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

CPD Certified – 20.0 hours

Price – £150 per candidate for the 3 day course.
Price – £100 per candidate for the 2 day requalification.

Course Curriculum

Initial Care
First Aid at Work Rules and Regulations
Accident Reporting
Activating the Emergency Medical Services
Fears of First Aid
Remote Location Emergencies
Barriers – gloves and face shields
Initial Assessment and Airway Management
Unconscious Breathing Patient and Recovery Position
Cardiac Problems
The Heart and Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Heart Attacks
One Rescuer CPR
Chest Only Compression’s
CPR Handover to a second rescuer
Intro to AED’s
Other Primary Care Conditions
Adult Choking
Serious Bleeding Management
Serious cuts from equipment like chainsaws
Spinal Injury
Shock Types and Treatment
Specific Injury Management
Injury Assessment
Breaks and Fractures
Strains and Sprains
Different Types of Wounds and Bandaging
Embedded Objects
Burns and Scalds
Head Injuries
Temperature Related Conditions – Heat Stroke, Heat exhaustion and Hypothermia
Eye Injuries
Chest Injuries
Crush Injuries
Electrical Injuries
Illness Management
Illness Assessment
The Respiratory System and Hypoxia
Anaphylactic Shock
Heart Attack
Lyme Disease