Forestry First Aid +F (add-on to our EFAW or FAW courses)

Forestry First Aid

This is an add-on course to either our Emergency First Aid at Work to obtain an EFAW+F or our First Aid at Work to obtain a FAW+F

The Forestry First Aid +F (QAR) qualification is ideal for those that work or intend to work in a forestry, agricultural or remote environment, such as tree surgeons and farmers.

The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by providing them with appropriate first aid training, in a forestry context, as set out in "First Aid at Work – Forestry Commission Policy for those that work on our land" enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with specific special hazards in an emergency situation. 

Course Overview

This short, yet informative course provides Learners with the knowledge and practical competencies needed for the treatment of injuries and diseases that could occur whilst working in a forestry/agricultural specific environment. Topics covered are: extreme hot and cold temperatures, managing catastrophic bleeding, crush injuries and Lyme disease.


Learning Outcomes

1. Know how to manage a casualty who is experiencing the effects of extreme cold and extreme heat

1.1 Recognise the effects of:

• extreme cold

• extreme heat

1.2 State how to treat the effects of:

• extreme cold

• extreme heat

2. Be able to manage catastrophic bleeding

2.1 Recognise catastrophic bleeding

2.2 Demonstrate how to treat catastrophic bleeding using:

• direct pressure

• a tourniquet

• haemostatic agents

3. Know how to manage a casualty with crush injuries

3.1 Describe the effects of a crush injury

3.2 Recognise critical time factors associated with crush injury

3.3 State how to manage a crush injury

4. Know how to manage a casualty with Lyme disease

4.1 Recognise the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease

4.2 State how to treat Lyme disease 


Candidates are assessed by practical assessment and multiple-choice theoretical assessment


£35.00 +VAT (must be purchased with either an EFAW or FAW course)


Forestry First Aid +F (QAR) 


2 hour course "add-on"


Delivered from the GDR Solutions Training Centre in the Forest of Dean, Newent, Gloucestershire, or throughout the South West including Bristol, South Wales, Herefordshire and Wiltshire, or in your workplace (subject to numbers)

Employer Guidance:

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable First Aid to be provided to employees if they are injured or become ill at work.  

These regulations apply to workplaces, including those with five or fewer employees and to the self employed.  How much first aid provision an employer has to make depends on the circumstances of each workplace.  In general terms, this course may be more suitable for lower-risk environments, such as offices and shops and/or organisations with fewer than 100 employees. 

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