Forestry First Aid Course

Course overview

Forestry First Aid + F Certificate and Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate.

We will ensure you can respond to an emergency and are safe by assessing your First Aid knowledge. We use multiple-choice question papers and practical assessments of your First Aid skills.


This is a regulated qualification overseen by Ofqual and meets the requirements of the First Aid at Work Regulations 1981.

This qualification is valid for 3 years and to requalify learners will need to complete the full course again.The course is covered by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and meets the requirements for working on Forestry Commission land. 

Sometimes this course might be referred to as an EFAW F course. This stands for emergency first aid at work forestry.

Who is it for?

The Forestry First Aid training courses are for those who work in or on any of the following:

The course could also be useful to anyone working outdoors with heavy machinery or dangerous loads to improve industry safety. Further examples would be building contractors or civil engineering contractors.

This training for people to respond to a range of emergencies in the outdoor working environment. 

This also includes snake bites to control of life-threatening bleeding. See below for more information on Blood Loss in the Workplace

Course cost

Please contact us for up-to-date costs as these may vary depending on the number of participants and where in the UK your organisation is based. 

The following are guide prices for our Forestry course:


  • £765.60 per group F Module only (Maximum of 12 students per course)
  • 2-6 Students including Emergency First Aid at Work Course (EFAW) plus F Module £952.80
  • 7-12 Students including Emergency First Aid at Work Course (EFAW) plus F Module £1905.60
  • Based on 12 staff = £158.80 per person.
Please contact us with any questions relating to the costs of any of our courses. The number of attendees, location of your business and types of course are all needed to quote for your training. 

Course content

The First Aid+ F can be taught as a 2-hour course standalone module or as part of either a one-day emergency first aid course or First Aid at Work course.

The course includes:

  • The roles and responsibilities of an emergency first aider
  • Assessing an incident Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • CPR and defibrillation
  • Recovery Position
  • Choking
  • Seizures Shock
  • Wounds and bleeding Minor injuries
  • Cuts, grazes, and bruises
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Extreme cold
  • Extreme heat
  • Treatment of Adder snake bites
  • Catastrophic bleeding including direct pressure, tourniquets, haemostatic agents
  • Crush injuries
  • Lyme disease.

Consider blood loss in the workplace

  • The HSE recommend where blood loss or uncontrolled bleeding is a possible risk in the workplace. 
  • For example, when working with machinery, specialist training is provided.
  • Including training for the use of catastrophic haemorrhage control devices and blood loss control products.
  • Catastrophic haemorrhage training can be provided on all Regulated First Aid courses.
  • Including Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work courses. This will be annotated directly onto the First Aid Certificate.

Blended Learning

Blended course delivery will still meet the legal requirements for the health & Safety First Aid Act.

Blended courses offers more flexibility for our courses. Take part of your training online, reducing your time in the classroom. This also means that less time is lost to travel. This allows you to study first aid theory at your own pace. The practical modules are then delivered in the classroom, face-to-face with one of our trainers.

Happy Clients

Keeping your workplace safe

Here are some testimonials from recent clients. These customers represent a broad range of our courses. We also work very hard to make sure we have repeat business with our customers by providing the right courses with the best service. We will make sure you are equipped should an emergency situation arise.

Barry and Hannah carried out First Aid training for 12 of our scaffolding operatives.
They enjoyed the course and said they had learnt a lot of information which they would find useful in the future. So well done Barry and Hannah
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Sue Newton
Scaffolding Operatives
We have used Barry for our 1st Aid training for many years, he is excellent at helping staff achieve competency in their first aid. We would definitely recommend and will continue to complete our training through Barry and his company.
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Randy Tran
Would definitely recommend…
I completed the blended first aid at work course. There was a lot to learn in a short space of time, but Barry was great! We could have a laugh with him which made us feel more relaxed. I am now confident and have the knowledge to put into practice when needed.
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Great FAW course!
I thoroughly enjoyed this 3 day course from start to finish. Barry is an incredibly good teacher and made the course engaging and fun.
I’ve learnt a lot and feel much more confident that I could be of help in many different emergency scenarios.
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Oscar Burr
Engaging, effective, and important
As always Barry made the practical learning fun and interactive so that the information is easy to remember. The blended form of training was much easier to fit into busy working lives and the interactive online training meant you could go back to sections if needed.
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Debbie Corsby
Practical learning made fun
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