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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 Foresty Commission recommend topics including:

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

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.

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.

Further information on the differences between EFAW and FAW content can be found here as well as guidance on which would be appropriate to your needs.

If your First Aid Needs Analysis suggests more training beyond EFAW+F 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.

Further reading

Forestry Commission First Aid Policy 2012