First Aid at Work Course +F (FAW+F) (Blended Learning)

£200.00£1,800.00

The First Aid at Work +F course, or FAW+F as it’s also known, is aimed those looking to undertake the role of workplace first aider in high 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 this 3 day version of the course, not the 1 day emergency first aid at work +F course.

We offer this course in a number of different formats:

The choice is yours!


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First Aid at Work +F (FAW+F) (Blended Learning)

The First Aid at Work +F course, or FAW+F as it’s also known, is aimed those looking to undertake the role of first aider in the workplace in high risk environments on Forestry Commission land. The course provides you with the knowledge & skills required to be a first aider at work, as outlined in the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

The blended learning option allows you to undertake part of the course online, before completing the course in the classroom with your instructor/assessor.

This qualification goes beyond the level of teaching in a normal First Aid at Work course, covering the specific additional elements required by the Forestry Commission 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:

  • Forest workers,
  • Tree surgeons,
  • Civil engineering contractors,
  • Land surveyors,
  • Estate workers,
  • Fencing contractors,
  • Farmers
  • Hauliers,
  • Rangers,
  • Ecologists
  • Those undertaking site visits in remote areas of Forestry Commission property

We run the First aid at work +F course 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.

Tree surgeon working from a harness in a tree in winter (FAW+F)

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
    • injuries to eyes, bones (including dislocations), muscles, joints & chest
    • suspected head or spinal injuries
    • small cuts, grazes and bruises
    • small splinters
    • burns and scalds
    • bites & stings
    • may have Lyme’s disease
    • sudden poisoning
    • heart attack
    • seizure
    • stroke
    • asthma
    • diabetes
    • anaphylactic shock
    • medical shock
    • the effects of hypothermia
    • from a crush injury
    • from suspension trauma

Certificate:

There are two options available for the First aid at work +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 the blended learning version of the First aid at work +F course from 9.30am until 5pm over three consecutive days.
  • Approximately 2 hours online learning, then 18 guided learning hours with your instructor/assessor, plus a further 4 hours self study. 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 first aid at work course, it must be a minimum of 18 hours in duration.
    • To expand the course to cover the additional elements required by the Forestry England takes another 2 hours.

Test:

  • Blended learning:
    • As you progress through the online course you will have to undertake short multiple choice assessments. At the end of the online course you will be issued with a course certificate. This certificate must be brought with you when you attend the classroom element of your course.
  • Certified by Chris Garland Training:
    • Each candidate 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 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:

  • Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real activity environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore you must be physically capable of doing so.
  • We recommend that you have a minimum of GCSE grade D/Level 1 literacy and numeracy (or equivalent) before undertaking this course. This is not mandatory – please contact us to discuss any reasonable adjustments to accommodate your needs (e.g Dyslexia).
  • The course is aimed at those over 16 who are 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 courses have a minimum and maximum number of candidates that we can take on a course.
    • Minimum: We need a minimum of 4 candidates booked 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 that need to be trained, please contact us to arrange a private course, where by negotiation, we can arrange for a second instructor/assessor to be present to comply with this restriction.

Geographical coverage:

  • The 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 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 course for yourself or your colleagues, please fill in our Quote Builder tool.

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First Aid at Work Course +F (FAW+F) (Blended Learning)

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