Forestry First Aid Course


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Forestry First Aid course is based on the Forestry Commission Guidance for those working with chainsaws in addition to either Emergency First Aid at Work or First Aid at Work courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

The Forestry Commission recommend topics on the Forestry First Aid Course including:

  • Emergency Planning in a Forestry ContextForestry First Aid
  • Lyme Disease – Causes, Signs, Symptoms & Treatment
  • Electrocution – Options in the event of a power line strike
  • Crush Injuries – Casualty Care / Treatment
  • Hypothermia & Hyperthermia – Signs, Symptoms & Treatment
  • Catastrophic Bleeding – Options including an overview of Tourniquets, Emergency Haemorrhage Control Bandages and Haemostatic Products.

It must be noted that these topics are to be covered in addition to the standard syllabus.

The Health & Safety Executive prescribe that Emergency First Aid at Work courses should be delivered over 6 hours, not including breaks.   The First Aid at Work courses should be delivered over 18 hours, not including breaks.

Our instructors deliver this Forestry First Aid course in a dynamic way by relating the learning to the specific workplace, thereby making it not only relevant but interesting as well.

As the above information is guidance rather than legislation, we are happy to work with customers to provide bespoke training which meets their needs but it should be noted that the above topics would realistically require at least an additional hour of contact time.

If your First Aid Needs Analysis suggests more training beyond EFAW+Forestry First Aid Course due to the remote nature of your work, we would recommend the 2 Day Remote First Aid course; a practical, basic course designed specifically for those who work in remote or higher hazard environments. We have courses provided by eternal company

Candidates are assessed during the course on their practical skills. Don’t worry about these as our instructor will not assess your practical skills until you have had ample time to practice and get used to the techniques!

Certificates are valid for 3 years and Cambridge Risk Management Ltd will contact the candidates prior to the expiry date to remind them of the requirement to renew in order to maintain their certification. In order to renew you must attend another -F / Forestry First Aid course.

Note – The Forestry Commission and HSE are encouraging First Aid provision to be on a risk assessed basis and to that aim we are able to offer a tailored course to your particular industry that covers the areas you have risk assessed to be necessary. If you would like to discuss any of your thoughts or requirements please don’t hesitate to get in touch by using the contact us tab below.


Training can be delivered here in Cambridge or at your venue.   Because of the practical nature of the course it is ideally delivered with access to the normal or anticipated working environment of the candidates.

This course is currently only available to private groups subject to a minimum of 6 candidates

Additional information


9am 19 November 2018 Cambridge, 9am 17 December 2018 Cambridge


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