This is our level 3 first aid at Work and forestry course which replaces the Health and Safety Executive First Aid at Work.
Our forestry First aid at Work course is designed for high risk work places where there is an risk of catastrophic bleeding. Examples of this include forestry workers, agriculture, fisheries and outdoor activity providers. Our FAW course covers all the content of our Level 3 Award in Outdoor First aid (RQF) and on successful completion the candidate will be awarded with both certificates.
This three day course is delivered over 20 hours, during which time a candidate will gain the necessary skills and competency to deal with a range of emergency incidents in the work place. Candidates will gain an understanding of a variety of medical conditions and the appropriate first aid treatment. This course will also equip the candidate a strong understanding of the role and responsibilities of the first aider and the legal responsibilities of the organisation.
The course adopts a blended approach to learning. We use a fun and interactive teaching style which allows learners to develop and practise skills in a friendly, safe and non-competitive environment. The trainer will use different training styles to ensure that candidates have a rewarding training experience. Some of the styles we use are; skills workshops, practical scenarios, active learning activities, group work and peer support.
As a regulated qualification the assessment process is used to evidence a candidate’s learning and skill development. During assessment candidates will demonstrate and understanding of practical, safe, prompt and effective first aid practices in emergency situations. The assessment requirements of this course include:
- Practical Assessments, these ongoing assessments are carried out by the train through out the duration of the course.
- 2 Written Assessments, these take the form of multiple choice answer papers one consisting of 40 questions, and the other paper consisting of 45.
- Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
- Assess and manage an incident in the outdoor environment
- How to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing properly
- How to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
- How to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
- How to provide first aid to a casualty who is wounded or bleeding
- How to provide first aid to a casualty who is suffering from catastrophic bleeding
- Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock
- Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who has been bitten or stung (Including ticks and Lymes disease)
- Know how to proved first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis
- Conducting a secondary survey
- Provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints in an outdoor environment
- How to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
- How to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries
- How to provide first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
- How to provide first aid to a casualty with an eye injury
- How to provide first aid to a casualty with poisoning
- How to recognise and provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illnesses including:
- Heart Attack
- Epileptic seizure
- Asthma attack
- Diabetic emergency