FAW-F for Forestry Level 3 (VTQ)
Who can take this Course?
Foresters, Agricultural Workers, Hauliers.
VTQ Level 3
About the Course
First aid for Forestry teaches you advanced first aid skills for working in a forest, and preparing you to deal with any First Aid Emergency. It meets the HSE requirements of a high risk business. This three day course in the classroom will also include treatments such as tourniquets and Haemostatic dressings, Lyme disease etc.
This course meets the latest CPR and Coronavirus recommendations.
This course is for those who wish to complete their requalification in the classroom, the First Aid at Work for Forestry Level 3 (VTQ). We do provide a blended solution where you finish one day of online video e-learning and then one day in the classroom locally.
Most companies whose risk assessment has shown that they need a fully trained first aider for their workplace and that it must requalify every three years will benefit from the ProTrainings First Aid at Work for Forestry (VTQ) requalification course (FAW-F). All courses are provided, evaluated, and quality checked to meet the new standards established by the HSE in October 2017 and to satisfy the requirements of the First Aid at Work (First Aid) rules 1981 and later changes.
Tourniquets and haemostatic dressings are also included to meet current HSE and ERC standards. Under the HSE standards, all of our first aid programs completely comply with UK and European Resuscitation Council Standards 2021. The HSE recognizes ProTrainings Vocational Training Qualifications (VTQ) as Trade Body Qualifications.
The Forestry Commission requires additional topics to be covered, such as severe cuts like chainsaws, crush injuries, hypothermia, and Lyme Disease. This version of the FAW-F curriculum incorporates them all.
This full 3-day FAW, is only for individuals who already have a valid First Aid at Work certificate. You'll need your original certificate in order to prove it.
The Forestry Commission endorses the HSE's recommendation that all first aiders repeat their annual first aid refresher every year. This course is ideal for all companies, from startups to multinational corporations, that need a more advanced level of training and/or additional first aid instruction.
The Course Curriculum
Unit 1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (credit can be given in some cases if already completed recently)
1 Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider.
1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider.
1.2 Describe how to reduce the risk of infection to self and others.
1.3 Identify the need for establishing consent to provide first aid.
1.4 Complete an accident report form.
1.5 Identify the first aid equipment that should be available in a workplace.
1.6 Describe the safe use of first aid equipment.
2 Be able to assess an incident.
2.1How to carry out a scene survey.
2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty.
2.3 Give examples of when to call for help.
3 Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally.
3.1 Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness.
3.2 How to open a casualty’s airway and check breathing?
3.3 Explain why it is important to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position.
3.4 Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position.
3.5 Manage a casualty who is in a seizure.
4 Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally.
4.1 When to recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.
4.2 Demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin.
5 Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking.
5.1 Signs and symptoms of a casualty with a
Partially blocked airway
Completely blocked airway
5.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking.
6 Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding.
6.1 What are the types of external bleeding.
6.2 Manage and Control of external bleeding.
7 Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock.
7.1 Signs and symptoms of shock.
7.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock.
8 Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury.
8.1 How to give first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises.
8.2 How to give first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds.
8.3 How to give first aid to a casualty with small splinters
Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace
1 Be able to conduct a secondary survey.
1.1 How to collect the antecedents of an incident and gathering a casualty history.
1.2 How to conduct a head to toe survey.
2 Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints.
2.1 Recognise suspected; Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and strains
2.2 Administer first aid for; Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and strains
3 Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries.
3.1 How to recognise suspected; Concussion, Skull fracture, Cerebral compression, Spinal injury
3.2 How to give first aid for suspected; Concussion, Skull Fracture, Cerebral compression, Spinal injury
4 Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries.
4.1 What are the different types of a chest injury.
4.2 how to administer first aid for a chest injury.
5 Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with burns and scalds.
5.1 Recognise the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds.
5.2 Administer first aid for burns involving; Dry heat, Wet heat, Electricity and Chemicals
6 Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with an eye injury.
6.1 Give examples of common eye injuries.
6.2 Administer first aid for eye injuries involving; Dust, Chemicals and Embedded objects
7 Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning.
7.1 Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body.
7.2 Administer immediate first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning.
7.3 Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning.
8 Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis.
8.1 Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis.
8.2 Recognise anaphylaxis.
8.3 Administer immediate first aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis.
9 Be able to provide First Aid to a casualty with suspected major illness.
9.1 Recognise major illnesses including; Heart Attack, Stroke, Epilepsy, Asthma and Diabetes
9.2 Administer first aid to a casualty suffering from major illnesses including; Heart Attack, Stroke, Epilepsy, Asthma and Diabetes
Candidates completing our FAW-F courses receive access to our video library for refreshing skills and reference.
The ProTrainings First Aid at Work Qualification is accepted by TQUK as a qualification for first aid instructors who wish to offer their regulated qualifications. This is because it meets all of the required learning outcomes and due diligence.
The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.