Forestry Emergency First Aid at Work

Course Details

In line with the Health & Safety First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 and Forestry Commission, there is a requirement for employers to complete a First Aid needs assessment to ensure that they identify the need for an appropriately  trained First Aider to be available at all times. Through this process it has been highlighted that there are several additional skills and knowledge areas required for occasional on-site work. This 8 hour qualification is proposed as a result of the 2009 guidance and LANTRA changes on assessing the needs of First Aid requirements in the workplace.

It will however not deal with medical conditions such as as diabetes, asthma, allergies or a heart condition, the HSE recommend that you consider completing a 3 day First Aid at Work course. This First Aid at Work initial qualification course covers a wider range of subjects.

Benefits to you

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the duties of a Forestry First Aider
  • Understand the requirements of a First Aid kit
  • Perform life saving techniques including severe bleeding
  • Understand treatment of environmental diseases

Course Contents

  • Role and aims of a Forestry First Aider
  • Infection control
  • Contents of a First Aid Kit
  • Record Keeping
  • Incident Management
  • Primary Survey
  • Priorities of Treatment
  • Treatment of an Unconscious Casualty – Recovery Position
  • Resuscitation (Using Resuscitation Council (UK) 2021 Guidelines)
  • inc. Effective Rescue Breaths
  • COVID Resuscitation
  • Defibrillator (AED) Awareness
  • Choking
  • Control and Treatment of Wounds and Bleeding Catastrophic bleeding inc. tourniquets and haemostatic dressings
  • Treatment of Minor Injuries
  • Treatment of Burns
  • Treatment of Electric Shock
  • Treatment of Clinical Shock
  • Management of Seizures
  • Treatment of environmental diseases

This qualification is via continual assessment by the trainer.  An HSE approved, FAIB accredited, certificate, valid for 3 years, will be issued to those who meet the criteria.

Who should attend?

Forestry and chain saw staff who need a basic First Aid at Work qualification