Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry

The Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry course (EFAW+F) is ideal for forest workers, tree surgeons, arborists, hauliers, rangers, ecologists and those undertaking site visits in remote areas.

This course is available as a certified qualification, all courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured to meet the new guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2013 and meet the requirements of the First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and subsequent 2016 changes.

Also included to comply with the latest HSE and ERC guidelines, are Tourniquets and Haemostatic dressings.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

This version of the EFAW course includes the extra subjects required by the Forestry Commission to include extra subjects covered include severe cuts like chainsaws, crush injuries, Hypothermia and Lyme Disease.


This course is 7 contact hours and run over a minimum of 1 day and the certificate is valid for 3 years.  To renew you need to attend another EFAW-F 7 hour course.

Syllabus includes:

  • Initial Care
  • First Aid at Work Regulations and Rules
  • Fears of First Aid
  • Barrier use
  • Initial Assessment
  • Unconscious Breathing Patient
  • Recovery Position
  • Cardiac Problems
    • The Heart, Sudden Cardiac Arrest
    • Heart Attacks
    • One Rescuer CPR
    • Compression only CPR
    • CPR handover to a second rescuer
  • Other Primary Care First Aid Conditions
    • Adult Choking
    • Serious Bleeding Management and Wounds
    • Serious Cut like Chainsaw Cuts
    • Spinal Injury
    • Shock Management and Types
    • Burns and Scalds
    • Anaphylactic Shock and Allergies
    • Seizures and Epilepsy
    • Lyme Disease
    • Hypothermia
    • Crush injuries

We can run this at your venue at times and dates to suit your needs.