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.

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

  • May 2021

    Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry 1 Day

    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.
    • £87.00 excl. VAT
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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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