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
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.
- 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.