Emergency First Aid For Forestry (EFAW+F)

Emergency First Aid For Forestry (EFAW+F)

First aid for forestry & outdoor environments.

Ideal for those working in forestry environments including forestry workers, arborists, vegetation clearance, tree planting & Forestry Commission work.

This course is the national standard in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW+f) and meets the requirements of staff or contractors working for the Forestry Commission

Course content

Core first aid training covers the essential skills required to assess & treat a casualty who is bleeding, unconscious or stopped breathing. This includes the basic skills needed in the outdoor environment to hold the fort until further help arrives.

Syllabus

  • Assessing vital signs
    Brain activity, breathing & circulation
  • Approaching and assessing a casualty
    The ABC of first aid
  • Taking action to prevent further deterioration:
    Ensuring a safe airway, stabilising & immobilising
  • Treating immediately life threatening conditions
    Heart attack, strokes, choking & seizures
  • Basic Life Support
    CPR in confined spaces, PPE & the use of face masks
  • Managing severe bleeding
    Bandaging, stabilising & treating for shock
  • Treating environmental illnesses & hazards:
    Hypothermia, heat exhaustion, Lyme disease & crush injuries
  • Common common minor injuries:
    Treating burns, cuts, splinters & soft tissue damage
  • Current regulations, record keeping & accident reporting
  • Scenarios for the forestry / outdoor environment

All courses are certificated and valid for 3 years


PLEASE NOTE: Those requiring more comprehensive training & extended casualty care in remote environments such as stabilising breaks, trauma injuries, working at height, head injuries & medical illnesses we strongly recommend the First Aid at Work +F or Outdoor First Aid. courses.


Upcoming Courses

Dec 08

Outdoor / Sports / Forestry

8 December at 9:00 am - 9 December at 5:30 pm
Ullswater
Dec 17

Outdoor / Sports / Forestry

17 December at 9:00 am - 18 December at 5:30 pm
Ullswater
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At A Glance

Suitability:

Outdoor & forestry environments including forestry workers, arborists, vegetation clearance, tree planting & Forestry Commission work.

Duration: 7hrs

Cost: £75/person

Forestry worker cutting log
Treating a head injury outdoors
Log pile in woods

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