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First Aid at work -(F) Forestry

The ProTrainings First Aid at Work for Forestry course (FAW-F) is ideal for most businesses whose risk assessment has identified that they require a fully trained first aider for their workplace. This course is available as a ProTrainings CPD 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.

This course must be at least 20 contact hours and run over a minimum of 3 day and the certificate is valid for 3 years. To renew you need to attend a 2 day FAW-F requalification course.

This version of the FAW-F 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. Also included to comply with the latest HSE and ERC guidelines, are Tourniquets and Haemostatic dressings.

The Course Covers the following:

  • Initial Care

    • First Aid at Work Rules and Regulations

    • Accident Reporting

    • Activating the Emergency Medical Services

    • Fears of First Aid

    • Remote Location Emergencies

    • Barriers - gloves and face shields

    • Initial Assessment and Airway Management

    • Unconscious Breathing Patient and Recovery Position

  • Cardiac Problems

    • The Heart and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    • Heart Attacks

    • One Rescuer CPR

    • Chest Only Compressions

    • CPR Handover to a second rescuer

    • Intro to AED's

  • Other Primary Care Conditions

    • Adult Choking

    • Serious Bleeding Management

    • Serious cuts from equipment like chainsaws

    • Spinal Injury

    • Shock Types and Treatment

  • Specific Injury Management

    • Injury Assessment

    • Breaks and Fractures

    • Strains and Sprains

    • Different Types of Wounds and Bandaging

    • Embedded Objects

    • Burns and Scalds

    • Poisoning

    • Head Injuries

    • Temperature Related Conditions - Heat Stroke, Heat exhaustion and Hypothermia

    • Eye Injuries

    • Chest Injuries

    • Crush Injuries

    • Electrical Injuries

  • Illness Management

    • Illness Assessment

    • The Respiratory System and Hypoxia

    • Diabetes

    • Anaphylactic Shock

    • Heart Attach

    • Angina

    • Stroke

    • Hyperventilating

    • Lyme Disease

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