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
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.