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First Aid at Work + F Module for Forestry Workers


The '+F' module follows the advice provided within the Forestry Commission 'First Aid Policy V6' (2015), and the published First Aid guidelines of 2015.

Learners will develop a range of additional skills which are not included in the learning outcomes of either the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) or First Aid at Work (FAW) courses.

This module can be added to any EFAW or FAW course, requiring the learner to receive 3 additional hours of instruction. This additional '+F' module can also be booked as a stand-alone half-day course for current holders of either the FAW or EFAW certificates.


Topics include; Preparing for an emergency situation in the forestry setting, and the management of chainsaw, penetrating and crush injuries.

Practical skills development includes the effective application of Haemostatic Dressings and Tourniquets, the recognition and treatment of Lyme Disease, and the recognition and treatment of Hypothermia. Bespoke, environment-specific delivery can be developed and delivered with prior consultation.

Certification Validity

This certificate is valid for 1 year from the date of completion


Demonstration of acquired skills in the form of ongoing practical assessments .


Learners should be aware that successful achievement of this award requires participation in various practical exercises and subsequent assessments.

Some of these exercises and assessments, including CPR, must be performed at floor level. This course is delivered through the medium of the English Language.

Please contact us to enquire about reasonable adjustments to your assessment(s) if English is not your first language.

Teaching Style

Classroom Based with a variety of theory and practical lessons.

Awarding Organisation

Internally Moderated - Available soon as an externally regulated Level 2 Award

Duration (in days)


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