Forestry First Aid Training

In order to work on Forestry Commission, Forest Enterprise Scotland, Scottish Forestry, or Forest Service Norther Ireland sites, you must have an approved ‘+F’ first aid qualification.

The First Aid Training Co-operative are the sole provider of first aid training for Forest Enterprise Scotland. Our ISO9001 registration, robust quality assurance process, experience and expertise in the outdoor sector, and ability to deliver courses anywhere in the country makes us the first choice supplier.

Looking to attend an upcoming forestry course?

We offer public first aid training at locations across the UK at one of our carefully chosen partner venues. All our venues are easily accessible with excellent car parking and public transport options where possible.

Our chosen venues are among the best in the UK, with ample seating, excellent presentation facilities and plenty of space for practical activities.

Looking for a course at your site or offices?

Our private first aid courses are delivered at your choice of venue, at a time and date to suit you, at locations across the UK. We’ll come to you and tailor your course to suit your specific situation.

With up to 12 participants per trainer, private first aid courses provide great value.

Testimonial – T. Lamont

The teaching was very good and did not fall into the usual trap of just trying to show off their own knowledge. Both instructors where not only very knowledgeable, but also very personable and easy to learn from!

T. Lamont - RSPB Scotland

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2020-10-08T14:57:20+01:00

T. Lamont - RSPB Scotland

The teaching was very good and did not fall into the usual trap of just trying to show off their own knowledge. Both instructors where not only very knowledgeable, but also very personable and easy to learn from!

Testimonial – J. Bond

Couldn’t praise Ali enough. Delivered at the right level for an experienced group, and challenged us all on the second day with real life simulations. Our prior training was very much ‘casualty lying on the back, standard procedure’.

J. Bond, Perth

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2020-10-08T14:31:40+01:00

J. Bond, Perth

Couldn’t praise Ali enough. Delivered at the right level for an experienced group, and challenged us all on the second day with real life simulations. Our prior training was very much ‘casualty lying on the back, standard procedure’.

Testimonial – ‘K’

I have done many first aid courses over the years, there is usually something I forget or can't take in. This course was very thorough, on subjects that I expected, but was delivered in a way that made it easier to understand 'why' things do what they do, so therefore a lot easier to remember.

'K' - 09/02/20

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2020-10-08T15:00:51+01:00

'K' - 09/02/20

I have done many first aid courses over the years, there is usually something I forget or can't take in. This course was very thorough, on subjects that I expected, but was delivered in a way that made it easier to understand 'why' things do what they do, so therefore a lot easier to remember.

Testimonial – S. Jessiman

I enjoyed the enthusiasm of the trainers and everything was extremely well explained. It gave me confidence that I would be able to react to a range of scenarios and I enjoyed that they showed you how to utilise everyday items rather than specialist equipment.

S. Jessiman, Edinburgh

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2020-10-08T14:39:32+01:00

S. Jessiman, Edinburgh

I enjoyed the enthusiasm of the trainers and everything was extremely well explained. It gave me confidence that I would be able to react to a range of scenarios and I enjoyed that they showed you how to utilise everyday items rather than specialist equipment.

Testimonial – K. Miller

Ali was a great, friendly, enthusiastic and honest assessor, he made the course both informative and entertaining.  The first aid experiences of the 12 students ranged from very to none and yet this was never an issue and as someone with no experience I didn't at any point feel out of my depth.

K. Miller - Inverness

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2020-10-08T15:05:03+01:00

K. Miller - Inverness

Ali was a great, friendly, enthusiastic and honest assessor, he made the course both informative and entertaining.  The first aid experiences of the 12 students ranged from very to none and yet this was never an issue and as someone with no experience I didn't at any point feel out of my depth.

Testimonial – K. Arnold



As requested I've completed the survey, but just to say once again it was excellent course.  Very well presented,  relevant content and (surprisingly in the circumstances) plenty of practicals, all delivered in a Covid-safe way.



K. Arnold - West Mercia RDA

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2020-10-12T11:09:41+01:00

K. Arnold - West Mercia RDA

As requested I've completed the survey, but just to say once again it was excellent course.  Very well presented,  relevant content and (surprisingly in the circumstances) plenty of practicals, all delivered in a Covid-safe way.

Testimonial – T. Powell

I felt the instructors were very confident, knowledgeable and approachable. There was a lot of repetition of key skills which helped make it stick in your head and lots of opportunity for individual problem solving. I really enjoyed the course and found it interesting and helpful.

T. Powell - Edinburgh

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2020-10-08T15:03:28+01:00

T. Powell - Edinburgh

I felt the instructors were very confident, knowledgeable and approachable. There was a lot of repetition of key skills which helped make it stick in your head and lots of opportunity for individual problem solving. I really enjoyed the course and found it interesting and helpful.

Testimonial – T. Lang




Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for the training over the past two days. Although I realise how important it is to know first aid training and unfortunately had to use it a few times, I always dread the training as it always shows people dying/injured and horrific scenes.


For the first time ever, the training you provided did not send me home having nightmares and dreading the following day. Your manner and personality in the class was perfect, and a rare occasion can someone hold attention of a class to the level you did.


I liked the way you broke the day into sections and brought everything back together again at the end. I do feel I have learned some new ‘tools for the box’, I can only hope and pray I will never need to use them.



T. Lang, WSP Management Services

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2020-11-06T11:49:49+00:00

T. Lang, WSP Management Services

Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for the training over the past two days. Although I realise how important it is to know first aid training and unfortunately had to use it a few times, I always dread the training as it always shows people dying/injured and horrific scenes. For the first time ever, the training you provided did not send me home having nightmares and dreading the following day. Your manner and personality in the class was perfect, and a rare occasion can someone hold attention of a class to the level you did. I liked the way you broke the day into sections and brought everything back together again at the end. I do feel I have learned some new ‘tools for the box’, I can only hope and pray I will never need to use them.

Testimonial – L. Belson




I would like to say a massive thank you to Mike Smith who delivered the first of 2 OFA courses for Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team.  The feedback has been very positive.  I was able to observe some of the course and I would say that it was the best first aid course delivery I have ever seen.

Mike has a methodical approach, is interactive and allows for time for the candidates to practice. His friendly and supportive approach also allows people to ask questions and get involved.

 

Word has got round the team and the next lot of candidates are keenly looking forward to the next course.



L. Belson, Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team

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2021-05-25T17:49:58+01:00

L. Belson, Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team

I would like to say a massive thank you to Mike Smith who delivered the first of 2 OFA courses for Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team.  The feedback has been very positive.  I was able to observe some of the course and I would say that it was the best first aid course delivery I have ever seen. Mike has a methodical approach, is interactive and allows for time for the candidates to practice. His friendly and supportive approach also allows people to ask questions and get involved.   Word has got round the team and the next lot of candidates are keenly looking forward to the next course.
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What You’ll Learn

Alongside traditional emergency first aid subjects, all our Forestry First Aid Training Courses include the following areas in order to meet the guidance of the HSE and Forestry Commission.

  • +F: Hypothermia recognition and treatment
  • +F: Lyme disease recognition and treatment
  • +F: Major bleed management
  • +F: Crush injury treatment
  • +F: Emergency Action Planning
  • Vital signs
  • Incident management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents – ABC
  • Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse
  • Recovery Positions and other safe airway positions
  • Breathing Problems – cardiac arrest CPR in adults and children, 
  • Heart attack, Angina and other medical emergencies
  • AED / Defibrillator use
  • Choking in adults and children
  • Circulation Problems – Internal bleeding, external bleeding and treatment for Shock
  • Bandaging issues
  • Minor injury (cuts, splinters, minor burns)
  • Accident reporting

Which +F Course Should I Do?

These courses are suitable for Forestry Workers, Arbiculturists, Tree Surgeons, Greenkeepers, Rangers, Chainsaw operators, Hauliers and more.

The right course for you depends upon your responsibilities. Please contact us if you are unsure on your requirements. Choose either our Emergency First Aid at Work +F course (EFAW+F), or our First Aid at Work +F course (FAW+F). T

First Aid at Work +F

If you work alone, are a squad leader or frequently work in remote locations, you’ll need this course.

Course length: 2 days as a refresher, 3 days if new.

Emergency First Aid at Work +F

If you are a member of a squad, you are a machine operator or only work occasionally in remote location, you’ll need this course.

Course length: 7 hours, completed in 1 day.

Our Public EFAW+F Course Calendar

  • Sep 2021
    17

    Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry

    EICA:Ratho, Edinburgh 1 day, 08:45 AM - 05:00 PM
    Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) + F. 1 day, 7 hours. Specifically suitable for Forestry Workers and Forestry Contractors, but also Arborists, Landscaping contractors, and Agricultural workers.
    • £90.00 excl. VAT
    More Information
    Register6 places remaining
  • Nov 2021
    26

    Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry

    EICA:Ratho, Edinburgh 1 day, 08:45 AM - 05:00 PM
    Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) + F. 1 day, 7 hours. Specifically suitable for Forestry Workers and Forestry Contractors, but also Arborists, Landscaping contractors, and Agricultural workers.
    • £90.00 excl. VAT
    More Information
    Register6 places remaining
  • Feb 2022
    18

    Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry

    EICA:Ratho, Edinburgh 1 day, 08:45 AM - 05:00 PM
    Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) + F. 1 day, 7 hours. Specifically suitable for Forestry Workers and Forestry Contractors, but also Arborists, Landscaping contractors, and Agricultural workers.
    • £90.00 excl. VAT
  • Apr 2022
    29

    Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry

    EICA:Ratho, Edinburgh 1 day, 08:45 AM - 05:00 PM
    Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) + F. 1 day, 7 hours. Specifically suitable for Forestry Workers and Forestry Contractors, but also Arborists, Landscaping contractors, and Agricultural workers.
    • £90.00 excl. VAT
    More Information
    Register6 places remaining
  • Jun 2022
    22

    Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry

    EICA:Ratho, Edinburgh 1 day, 08:45 AM - 05:00 PM
    Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) + F. 1 day, 7 hours. Specifically suitable for Forestry Workers and Forestry Contractors, but also Arborists, Landscaping contractors, and Agricultural workers.
    • £90.00 excl. VAT
    More Information
    Register6 places remaining

Can't find the right course or dates for you?

We offer a wide range of courses across the UK. Questions? Need something more bespoke? We're here to help. Call us on 0333 4330 731 or email us.

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