Emergency First Aid At Work & Forestry

Minimum Classroom Time - 8 hours

Maximum No. of Students 0 12

Price: £100 per person

First Aid at Work at Forestry

SCQF Level 5 Award (Scotland) Qualification title: Award in Emergency First Aid at Work at SCFQ Level 5 Unit 1 title: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace

QCF Level 2 Award (England, Northern Ireland and Wales) Qualification title: FAA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) Unit 1 title: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace.


Recent changes to Forestry Commission policy recommend those who work in the Forestry industry attend training which includes additional topics relevant to the risks and nature or their work.

The Emergency First Aid Course is a normal 6-hour course with the above qualification with the following add on for 2 hours.

The Foresty Commission recommend topics including:

  • Severe bleeding (i.e. chainsaw injury)
  • Crush injury
  • Hypothermia
  • Lyme Disease


A minimum of eight contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities.


A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Resuscitation
  • Burns
  • Assessment of the Situation
  • Anatomy
  • Choking
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Minor injuries
  • Epilepsy
  • Basic hygiene in First Aid
  • Bleeding control
  • Shock


On-going by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper, and a three-year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria.


Successful candidates receive the accredited EFAW or FAW qualification with a covering note confirming the additional +F content covered.

If you already hold one of these two qualifications, the additional +F content can be covered in a separate 2-hour training session to give you the first aid skills required according to Forestry Commission First Aid Policy.


A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.


We are able to deliver this course on your site, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling.

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