If you work in forestry or as a remote worker, then you know some of your activities are more high risk than those undertaken by people working in offices. The statistics for accidents in forestry and agriculture indicate this is a dangerous sector to work in. For this reason, the Forestry Commission has for a few years now required contractors and staff who work in their sites to have first aid training with some special add-ons. This has become known as +F First Aid (+Forestry First Aid).
This email series of newsletters will take you through the additional requirements of a +F first aid courses. It does not replace going on course, but it it will give you the theory and background to know what the topics required for +F training are and good theoretical knowledge of those training requirements.
In this short series the +F topics are –
- Lyme Disease – signs and symptoms, treatment and prevention
- Hypothermia – signs and symptoms, treatment and prevention
- Crushing injuries (and suspension trauma) – signs and symptoms, treatment
- Catastrophic blood loss management – signs and symptoms, treatment
The course is divided into five email newsletters which will be sent to you over the next week.
Use the contact form below to sign up for the Free +F Forestry First Aid awareness course
You’ll receive the first part of the course immediately by email, then the next 6 parts once a day.