Who should attend
The qualification has been designed to provide the knowledge and competence for a learner to deal with emergency first aid situations in a forestry/agricultural environment.
The FAA Level 3 Award in Forestry First Aid (+F), is designed to accompany a suitable First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work qualification to enable a learner to meet the requirements of the Forestry Commission First Aid at Work Policy.
- To satisfy the requirements of the Forestry Commission, learners must hold an Emergency First Aid at Work or First Aid at Work qualification as specified by the Forestry Commission First Aid at Work Policy.
- The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over but a learner is unable to act as a First Aider in the workplace until they reach the age of 16.
- Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands and a learner would have to demonstrate their skills with a casualty lying on the floor.
- It is recommended that learners should hold a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.
- It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need; learners should contact their training provider to discuss. Any reasonable adjustments granted must be in line with the FAA Reasonable Adjustments Policy
- Know how to deal with a first aid emergency remote from medical assistance
- Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with catastrophic bleeding
- Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with a crush injury
- Know how to provide first aid to a casualty suffering from the effects of extreme cold
- Know how to provide first aid for a casualty suffering from Lyme disease
This is a 3 hour course and must be delivered in 1 session
The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration and oral questioning.
Scenarios will be set to enable a learner to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills. During the practical assessment, the learner will be asked supporting questions by the Trainer/Assessor.
The practical assessment is ongoing throughout the course but the Trainer/Assessor will make learners aware of when they are being assessed.
Learners will be assessed on:
- Emergency planning and remote medical assistance
- Catastrophic bleeding
- Crush injuries
- Effects of extreme cold
- Lyme disease
The learner must satisfactorily complete each scenario to successfully pass the practical assessment. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.
The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training.
The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years. It should be noted that if the qualification expires a person is no longer considered competent to act as a First Aider in the workplace.
It is prudent to arrange requalification before expiry to ensure that a workplace is not left with a shortfall of qualified First Aiders.
Price & Booking
The cost of this course is £65 per delegate, and includes a manual and certification.