Forest environments presents unique problems, particularly when undertaking first aid. The types of injuries sustained are very different to those in an office environment and help may take hours to arrive so you need a much higher skill level in order to cope with an incident.
25 years ago Marlin recognised this problem and began running our two day outdoor course to forest workers. After a year we worked with other foresters to produce a shorter one day forestry first aid course, which developed into the EFAW+F course. Our course has since been copied by many, but never bettered!
Marlin’s Forestry First Aid (EFAW+F) course will give you those basic and advanced first aid skills you need for the outdoors. More importantly it will also give you the confidence to use those skills effectively.
Our course now includes an extra 2-3 hours eLearning covering much of the supplimental information, such as illnesses. This frees up time in the course for important practical sessions.
Alternatively we can offer you a 2 or 3 day Forestry First Aid at Work Course. This course covers all of the subjects of the EFAW+F course but also includes significantly more training on illness and injury. You can either take the course in it’s traditional three day format or undertake a two day course with one day’s eLearning.
- First aid regulations.
- First aid kits for the workplace.
- Scene assessment, safety & hygiene.
- Initial assessment: trauma and non-trauma and recovery position.
- Airway problems such as choking.
- CPR, including when far from help.
- Bleeding control.
- Catastrophic Bleeding.
- Shock – types, treatment and importance when help is delayed.
- Injury Assessment, Fractures, Splinting and Crush Injuries
- Environmental Problems
- Lyme’s Disease and Leptospirosis
Who is it For
- Anyone who works in forestry.
- Chain saw users
- 10 hours
- 2-3 hours eLearning
- 7- hours practical