EFAW+FORESTRY (Forestry First Aid) Training:

Keeping You Safe in the Woods

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Course Overview:

EFAW+F stands for Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry. It's a specialised first aid course designed to equip individuals who work in forestry environments with the necessary skills and knowledge to respond effectively to emergencies. This course builds upon the foundation of standard FAW or EFAW training by incorporating critical topics specific to the unique risks encountered in forestry work.

Who Should Take This Course?

  • This course is essential for anyone working in the forestry sector, including:

    • Loggers
    • Tree surgeons
    • Arborists
    • Forestry technicians
    • Land management professionals
    • Anyone working in remote or wilderness environments

What You'll Learn:

The EFAW+F course equips you with a comprehensive understanding of first aid principles and their application in forestry settings. Key areas covered include:

  • Incident Management: Learn how to assess emergency situations calmly, take control, and ensure the safety of yourself and others.
  • Basic Life Support Procedures: Master essential skills like CPR, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use, and managing an unconscious casualty.
  • Forestry-Specific Injuries: Gain in-depth knowledge on treating severe bleeding (particularly chainsaw injuries), crush injuries, hypothermia, and Lyme disease, which are all more common occurrences in forestry work.
  • Accident Reporting: Understand the proper procedures for documenting accidents and incidents to ensure proper follow-up and record-keeping.

Benefits of Taking EFAW+FORESTRY:

Enrolling in EFAW+F training offers a multitude of benefits for both you and your employer:

  • Enhanced Workplace Safety: Having a team trained in EFAW+F significantly reduces the risk of complications arising from accidents and injuries.
  • Reduced Downtime: Equipped with first aid skills, you can potentially administer immediate care, minimising downtime due to injuries.
  • Increased Confidence: The knowledge and skills gained from the course empower you to respond calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Potential Lifesaver: In critical situations, your first aid skills could make a lifesaving difference for yourself, a colleague, or someone you encounter in the field.

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