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Emergency First Aid for Forestry


Emergency First Aid + Forestry is a specialised training program combining standard emergency first aid principles with specific knowledge and skills needed to respond to medical emergencies in forestry or remote outdoor settings.

Who needs this qualification?

This type of training is particularly relevant for individuals who work in the forestry sector, tree planting, arborists, or other outdoor industries where access to medical help may be limited, and the risks of injury are higher.

Why is this training important?

By combining general emergency first aid principles with forestry-specific knowledge, this training equips workers in the forestry industry to respond effectively to medical emergencies and work safely in remote outdoor environments.

Course content

  • The role and responsibility of a forestry first aider
  • Assess an incident in a forestry environment
  • Unresponsive casualty
  • Recovery position and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Safely and effectively use an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Seizures
  • Choking
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Shock
  • Minor injuries (bruises, cuts, small cuts and grazes, and nose bleeds)
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Bites and stings
  • Lyme’s disease

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the role and responsibility of a forestry first aider
  • Assess an incident in a forestry environment
  • Manage a casualty who is unresponsive and NOT breathing normally
  • Provide first aid to an unresponsive and breathing normally casualty
  • Manage a casualty who is in seizure
  • Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • Manage a casualty with external bleeding
  • Manage a casualty who is in shock
  • Understand how to manage a casualty with a minor injury
  • Understand how to manage a casualty with minor burns and scalds
Certificated by: Ouch Learning and Development – approved by the FAIB
Duration: 7 Hours
Assessment: Multiple choice exam & practical assessment
Prerequisites: None
Validity of award: 3 years
Learner-to-trainer ratio: Maximum 12 learners per trainer
Delivery formats available: Face-to-face

Available dates

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