Forestry First Aid (L3 – RQF) – 2 hrs – Valid 3 Years
Meets Forestry Commission Recommendations
Did you know that there were 160 fatal injuries to workers in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector in the last 5 years?
The Level 3 Award in Forestry First Aid +F (RQF) qualification is for those who work or intend to work in the forestry, agricultural or remote environments (such as tree surgeons, farmers & fishermen).
Successful learners will be equipped with the knowledge and practical skills needed to treat a range of injuries and diseases that could occur in these environments, such as Lyme disease and catastrophic bleeding.
Catastrophic bleeding is where the casualty has a life threatening bleed and can only be stopped with a Haemostatic agent or the application of a tourniquet. Yes, you heard right! A “tourniquet”! A lot of people think that you are not allowed to use a tourniquet, but that is incorrect. If you or the casualty have a catastrophic bleed on the leg or arm that cannot be stopped by direct pressure, a tourniquet may be the only thing standing in between the casualty and death, BUT you need to know hoe to apply it correctly. In October 2018, PC Tom Dorman’s car was hit by a reckless driver and members of the public saved his life by quickly applying an improvised tourniquet to his leg. Improvised tourniquets where used to save lives in the London Bombing on 07 July 2005. Please do not apply a tourniquet “like in the movies”! Please attend a First Aid class and learn how to apply it correctly.
L3 FAW +F or L3 EFAW +F
Forestry First Aid is designed to accompany a regulated First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, this nationally recognised qualification has been specifically developed to meet the recommendations of the Forestry Commission First Aid at Work Policy.