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Emergency First Aid at Work +F (EFAW+F) (face2face)

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The Emergency First Aid at Work +F course, or EFAW+F as it’s also known, is aimed those looking to undertake the role of emergency first aider in the workplace in low risk environments on Forestry England (aka Forestry Commission) land.

If you’re involved in high risk activities (e.g. tree surgery, civil engineering, etc) you should attend the 3 day version of the course.

We offer this course in a number of different formats:

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Emergency First Aid at Work +F (EFAW+F) face2face

We offer several versions of the first aid + f course. This, the Emergency First Aid at Work +F course, or EFAW+F as it’s also known, is aimed those looking to undertake the role of emergency first aider in low risk workplaces on Forestry England land (e.g. land surveying, deer stalking – not tree surgery). If you’re looking to undertake first aid for forestry workers, we’d strongly recommend that you attend the three day First Aid at Work +F (FAW+F) course, as this teaches you about how to treat more serious life-threatening conditions.

The EFAW+F course provides you with the knowledge & skills required to be an emergency first aider at work, as outlined in the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

This qualification goes beyond the level of teaching in a normal Emergency First Aid at Work course, covering the specific additional elements required by the Forestry England in their first aid policy, with regards to their “Core operations” of “harvesting, civil engineering, mechanised ground preparation, planting, fencing, pesticides application, forest nursery activities, or similar.”

This course is ideal for:

  • Land surveyors,
  • Estate workers,
  • Fencing contractors,
  • Farmers
  • Rangers,
  • Ecologists
  • Those undertaking site visits in remote areas of Forestry England property

If you work in the following higher risk industries, please book onto the 3 day version of the course:

  • Forest workers,
  • Tree surgeons,
  • Civil engineering contractors,
  • Hauliers,

We run these first aid + f courses as either fully face to face or blended learning (part online, part face to face). Both routes can lead to an Ofqual accredited certificate (issued by Qualifications Network UK), or certified by ourselves. Both certificates are equally valid in terms of insurance. The main differences are in the exams & cost involved in the Ofqual accredited certificate. Aside from that you wouldn’t notice any difference in the course content or practical assessment.

Man walking in snowy woodland (EFAW+F course)

Course syllabus includes:

  • Understanding the role of the first-aider, including reference to:
    • the importance of preventing cross infection
    • the need for recording incidents and actions
    • use of available equipment
  • Considering environmental factors in outdoor first aid
  • Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Recognise & administer first aid to a casualty who is/has;
    • unresponsive & breathing normally
    • unresponsive & not breathing normally
    • choking
    • wounded and bleeding, including the use of haemostatic agents and tourniquets
    • small cuts, grazes and bruises
    • small splinters
    • burns and scalds
    • bites & stings
    • Lyme’s disease
    • sudden poisoning
    • anaphylactic shock
    • medical shock
    • hypothermia
    • a crush injury
    • suspension trauma

Certificate:

There are two options available for this first aid for forestry workers EFAW+F course. Ultimately there is no difference in the validity of either, but some people prefer to choose one other the other. You will see the same presentation, be assessed on the same practical skills & to the same degree, but only sit a multiple choice exam paper with the Ofqual Accredited course.

  • Certified by Chris Garland Training:
    • This is the default option.
    • PDF format certificates are issued as standard, but paper certificates can be requested as well.
    • Your certificate is valid for 3 years.
  • Certified by the Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation:
    • If you’d prefer this option, please select this option when making your booking above.
    • Paper certificate & credit card sized plastic certificates are issued.
    • Your certificate is valid for 3 years.

Course duration:

  • Generally we run these courses from 9am until 6pm.
  • Typically 8 hours of guided learning time with your instructor/assessor. This includes the time allowed for the assessments and exam, but does not include for lunch/coffee breaks.
    • The HSE state that for the course to be a valid emergency first aid at work course, it must be a minimum of 6 hours in duration.
    • To expand the course to cover the additional elements required by the Forestry England takes another 2 hours.

Test:

  • Certified by Chris Garland Training:
    • Each candidate on the first aid + f course will undertake a practical assessment. You’ll need to demonstrate giving first aid as you would in an emergency situation, such as providing CPR on the floor. You need to score 100% to achieve a pass.
  • Certified by the Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation:
    • Each candidate will undertake a multiple-choice question paper & practical assessment.
    • Multiple-Choice Question paper:
      • You need to score a minimum of 70% correct answers to achieve a pass.
    • Practical observation:
      • You’ll need to demonstrate giving first aid for forestry workers as you would in an emergency situation, such as providing CPR on the floor. You need to score 100% to achieve a pass.

Pre-requisites:

  • You’ll need to be able to demonstrate first aid procedures as you would in a real activity environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor. So you must be physically capable of doing this to pass the course.
  • We recommend that you have at least GCSE grade D/Level 1 English & Maths before undertaking this course. This is not mandatory – please contact us to discuss any reasonable adjustments to accommodate your needs.
  • The EFAW+F course is suitable for anyone over 16 looking to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a nominated first aider. The course can also be undertaken by candidates between 14 & 16 years old, but they shouldn’t be relied upon by employers to be a sole, nominated first aider.

Candidates:

  • All classroom courses have a minimum and maximum number of candidates that we can take on a course.
    • Minimum: We need a minimum of 4 candidates on an open/scheduled course for the course to run. Click here for more details.
    • Maximum: We are limited by the Health & Safety Executive, and (where applicable) by the Awarding Organisation, to a maximum of 12 candidates per instructor.
  • Should you have more than 12 candidates to be trained, please contact us to discuss your training needs.

Geographical coverage:

  • The emergency first aid at work +F course is available to candidates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • We can deliver it in other countries, but the protocols that we teach meet the current UK practice, protocols & guidance.

Venue:

  • Scheduled first aid for forestry workers courses run at our training centre in Knutsford, Cheshire. Visit our Joining Instructions page to read about what you will need to bring/wear, etc.

Joining instructions:

Private courses:

  • To arrange a private EFAW+F course for yourself or your colleagues, please fill in our Quote Builder tool.

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  1. Rod Wainwright (verified owner)

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    Very instructive felt totally engaged throughout the course

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    • Chris Garland

      Thank you Rod! Keep safe out there. 🙂

  2. Joshua McIvor (verified owner)

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    Really interesting course, was really easy to focus because of the nature and quality of the teachings. Thanks Chris

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    • Chris Garland

      Hi Josh! Really glad that you enjoyed the course. All the Best. Chris

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