The Forestry First Aid +F training course is ideal for those who work or intend to work in a forestry, arboriculture, agricultural or remote environment, such as tree surgeons, harvester operators and farmers.
With the changes to Forestry Commission First Aid policy in recent years recommend those who work in the forestry industry should attend first aid training that covers additional topics relevant to the risk associated with their work.
If your are looking to work on Forestry Commission, Forestry and Land Scotland, Scottish Forestry, or Forest Service Northern Ireland sites, you must have an approved ‘+F’ first aid qualification.
Work environments that necessitate holding the Forestry First Aid +F training are often remote from medical aid, with limited help available, so this course also looks at some of the key considerations of emergency planning and communication and is informed by Forest Industry Safety Accord (FISA) guidance.
If you do not already hold valid First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work certification, you must first complete this required training before undertaking the Forestry First Aid +F course.
Your FAW or EFAW training will have taught you how to provide first aid response to a range of common injuries and illnesses. In addition to these, there are some particular first aid emergencies that you may face when working in remote areas, and with high risk equipment example, forestry often involves working at height.
If an accident happens, the casualty’s injuries can mean they’re trapped and need aerial rescue or have fallen and have head and spinal injuries.
Knowing how to respond to these emergencies is not only a Forestry Commission requirement, it can potentially save lives.
What you’ll learn:
Our Forestry First Aid Training Courses include the following areas in order to meet the guidance of the HSE and Forestry Commission (England) / Forestry and Land Scotland.
- +F: Know how to deal with a first aid emergency remote from medical assistance
- +F: Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with catastrophic bleeding
- +F: Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with a crush injury
- +F: Know how to provide first aid to a casualty suffering from the effects of extreme cold
- +F: Know how to provide first aid for a casualty suffering from Lyme disease
It is recommended that learners hold a minimum of level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.
It may be possible to grant a reasonable adjustment for a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need following the FAA Reasonable Adjustment and Special Consideration Policy.
For example, assistance could be given with reading or writing.
Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands. Learners must be able to get to the floor unaided and successfully demonstrate all required elements of the practical assessment on their own, with the casualty on the floor, as in a real-life situation.
How the course is delivered:
The qualification has 2 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 3 hours total qualification time (TQT).
GLH indicates the number of contact hours that the learner will undertake being taught or assessed under the immediate guidance or supervision of the trainer/assessor in the classroom.
TQT includes GLH but also considers any unsupervised learning or preparation that a learner may undertake independently which could include self-study or the completion of set tasks.
The minimum classroom contact time of 2 hours must be completed in one two-hour session.
The Qualification Assessment:
The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration and written assessment and a learner must pass both assessments to be awarded the qualification.
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress on to other FAA first aid and related qualifications.
In-House / On-site courses
If you have several employees that you wish to train why not consider an onsite course. Arko Training are able to provide training at your premises, at a time and date to suit your requirements. We currently deliver courses for many national companies throughout the UK . To learn more why not simply complete the Request a Quote form. Prices are for a maximum of 12 delegates per instructor.