EFAW-F for Forestry level 3 (VTQ)
Who can take this Course?
Foresters, Agricultural Workers, Hauliers.
VTQ Level 3
About the Course
The Emergency First Aid at Work Level 3 for Forestry course (EFAW-F) is for forestry businesses with low to medium risk assessment where there is no requirement for a fully trained first aider for their workplace.
Also included to comply with the latest HSE and ERC guidelines, are Tourniquets and Haemostatic dressings. All courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured to meet the new guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2017 and meet the requirements of the First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and subsequent 2017 changes.
Your forestry EFAW course includes the extra subjects required by the Forestry Commission to include first aid treatments for severe cuts like chainsaws, crush injuries, Hypothermia, and Lyme Disease.
The Course Curriculum:
A first aider should understand his or her duties and responsibilities.
1.1 Explain the role and responsibilities of a first aider.
1.2 How to reduce the risk of infection to self and others.
1.3 Why the need for consent to provide first aid.
2. Be able to assess an incident.
2.1 How to make an incident scene safe and keep you as a first aider safe.
2.2 How to carry out primary checks and look for clues in your casualty.
2.3 Call for help when appropriate.
3. Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty.
3.1 When to start Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
3.2 Use a mannikin to show CPR techniques.
3.3 Show when to place a casualty into the recovery position.
3.4 Show how to place a casualty into the recovery position.
3.5 How to recognise a seizure and first aid procedures.
4. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking.
4.1 Explain when choking is: - mild or severe.
4.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to a casualty who is choking.
5. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding.
5.1 What is the severity of external bleeding.
5.2 Managing and controlling external bleeding.
6. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock.
6.1 Recognise symptoms of shock.
6.2 Show how to administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock.
7. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries.
7.1 Administer first aid to a casualty with: - small cuts - grazes - bruises - small splinters.
7.2 Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds.