Emergency First Aid For Forestry (EFAW+F)

Emergency First Aid For Forestry (EFAW+F)

First aid for forestry settings & remote outdoor environments.

Ideal for those working in forestry  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.


  • Approaching and assessing a casualty (D.R. + A.B.C.)
    Performing a primary survey & stabilising a casualty that has collapsed & unresponsive
  • Secondary Survey (C.D.E.)
    Assessing a casualty for further injuries, illnesses & vital information
  • Medical Emergencies
    Treating life threatening conditions including choking, strokes, heart attack & seizures
  • Basic Life Support
    Performing CPR, working in restricted spaces, preventing cross infection & using a defibrillator
  • Managing severe & catastrophic bleeding
    Treating a person who is bleeding, wounded &/or suffering from shock
  • Environmental injuries & illnesses:
    Recognising and stabilising people with hypothermia, heat exhaustion, Lyme disease & crush injuries
  • Common common minor injuries:
    Treating burns, cuts, splinters & soft tissue damage
  • Current regulations, record keeping & accident reporting
    Monitoring a casualty & handover to the emergency services
  • 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  the Outdoor First Aid course.

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At A Glance


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

Duration: 8hrs

Cost: £110 (includes 20% VAT)

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

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