This is news that we’ve been waiting to make public for a while, and now we can! We’re delighted to announce that following a lengthy and rigorous competitive tender process, the First Aid Training Co-operative has been awarded the contract to deliver all first aid training to Forestry & Land Scotland staff over the next 3 years.
This will involve training staff from all Forest Districts of Scotland in standard workplace first aid, and ‘+F’ forestry specific courses for those that work out on site.
Forestry Commission Scotland becomes Forestry and Land Scotland, and Scottish Forestry
Forestry and Land Scotland are one of the two newly devolved parts of the former Forestry Commission Scotland. The devolution of forestry to Scotland was completed on 1 April 2019, and the splits the Forestry Commission Scotland into:
- Forestry and Land Scotland, which is responsible for managing the Scottish Ministers’ land known as the National Forest Estate
- Scottish Forestry, which is responsible for regulatory, policy, support and grant-giving forestry functions
Courses we’ll be delivering will include:
- Emergency First Aid at Work
- Emergency First Aid at Work ‘+F’
- First Aid at Work / First Aid at Work Refresher
- First Aid at Work ‘+F’
We’re delighted to have been awarded the contract from a competitive list of 20 tender applications. Especially as the award criteria were weighted heavily towards quality over price.
To have been recognised in this way as an expert training provider, by an organisation as large and thorough in their contracting procedures as Forestry and Land Scotland is really pleasing. It’s great that our hard work and efforts to deliver consistently high quality training is appreciated at the top level as well as by our students themselves.
What is ‘+F’ first aid?
‘+F’ stands for ‘+ Forestry’ and is a set list of extra content that forestry workers and contractors must have included in their first aid qualification prior to working on Forestry and Land Scotland sites.
‘+F’ courses add the following content to a standard workplace first aid course:
- Hypothermia recognition and treatment
- Lyme disease recognition and treatment
- Major bleed management
- Crush injury treatment
- Emergency Action Planning
Our ‘+F’ courses all cover this extra content in a course tailored to the sector, and our Outdoor First Aid courses also cover the required ‘+F’ content.
If you’d like to find out more about forestry first aid, a series of blogs are listed below.
You can also sign up to our free email course which gives more information on the ‘+F’ content here.
Alternatively, to find out more about our ‘+F’ first aid course dates or how to book one for your squad, click the button below.‘+F’ Forestry First Aid Courses