Forestry First Aid

Foresters groupDuring this innovative course you will learn the key skills of first aid and gain the confidence to act effectively in an emergency. By using "Active Learning" and a comprehensive workbook we ensure that you remember the skills and feel confident to use them.

Almost uniquely, our medically based course stresses the importance of not moving injured patients and shows you how to safely hold spinal injuries in position, rather than just putting them in the recovery position.

In addition we will also be looking at the treatment of typical outdoor illnesses and injuries that you may encounter. The course will be tailored to the participants, so if they are mostly rangers then emphasis will be put on treating visitor injuries particularly children, but if they are foresters than emphasis will be on working injuries, such as chain saw accidents.

Time (hours): 
Suitable for: 

Anyone who works in forestry and may need to treat injuries in adults or children.


Meets the requirements of the HSE for "Appointed Persons in the Workplace" training.



Course Contents: 
  • scene assessment
  • safety and hygiene
  • communicable diseases
  • primary survey
  • the unconscious, non-trauma casualty
  • the recovery position
  • the unconscious, trauma casualty
  • the "chain of survival"
  • rescue breathing (adult & child)
  • CPR (adult & child)
  • choking (adult & child)
  • first aid kits
  • control of bleeding
  • treatment of sports illnesses
  • treatment of sports injuries
  • the accident book
  • reporting of accidents at work