This course is an HSE, FAW + F forestry first aid at work course. It tailors the standard first aid content for forestry workers and covers the additional topics required by the Forestry Commission i.e. severe bleeding, crush injuries, hypothermia and Lyme’s disease.
The Forestry Commission recommend topics including:
- Incident Management
- Basic Life Support Procedures
- Dealing with an unconscious casualty
- Heart Disease and CPR
- Common medical problems such as asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
- Dealing with severe bleeding (i.e. chainsaw injury)
- Burns and wounds
- Head and spinal injuries
- Managing fractures, sprains and soft tissue injuries
- Accident Reporting
- Crush injuries
- Lyme Disease
Recent changes to Forestry Commission policy recommend those who work in the Forestry industry attend training which includes additional topics relevant to the risks and nature or their work.
It must be noted that these topics are to be covered in addition to the standard syllabus.
The Health & Safety Executive prescribe that Emergency First Aid at Work courses should be delivered over 6 hours, not including breaks. The First Aid at Work courses should be delivered over 18 hours, not including breaks.
As the above information is guidance rather than legislation, we are happy to work with customers to provide bespoke training which meets their needs but it should be noted that the above topics would realistically require at least an additional hour of contact time
This course runs over 18 hours spread over at least 3 days. Ideally, the course should be run over three consecutive days, but we have the flexibility to accommodate your specific needs if you so desire providing it is completed within 10 weeks of starting the course.
First Aid at Work + Forest: Cost £160 per person
Emergency First Aid + Forest: Cost £100 per person
For group costs contact SM&RT CIRCLES Ltd