Course Title: Forestry Emergency First Aid at Work (Emergency First Aid at Work +F)
Course Duration: 1 Day (approx. 8 hours)
Fee per Person: £100
Where an organisation’s risk assessment, in this case the Forestry Commission, of First Aid needs identiﬁes that there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners, then this national Award in Forestry Emergency First Aid at Work (Emergency First Aid at Work +F) satisﬁes the requirements of the Forestry Commission & the regulatory body for First Aid – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.
A range of subjects are covered including –
- Responsibilities and reporting
- Assessment of the situation
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Basic hygiene in First Aid
- Use of an AED
- Minor injuries
- Bleeding control
- Lyme Disease
- Catastrophic Bleeding
- Crush Injuries
- Adder Snake Bites
- Extreme Heat & Cold
Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper, and a three year qualiﬁcation will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all learners undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours.
A maximum of 12 learners are allowed, they must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certiﬁcate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.
A learner cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.
The certiﬁcate will expire as dated on the certiﬁcate, irrespective of age