Forestry First Aid

What is Forestry First Aid? 

Forestry First Aid is specifically aimed at anyone who works in the outdoors and uses equipment or machinery that could potentially cause a serious, life-threatening injury. This includes tree surgeons, gardeners, maintenance teams, and anyone working in an agricultural environment. If you work with chainsaws or wood chippers, then this is certainly a course worth attending.  

However, it is not all about injury. You will learn about illnesses relating to the environment such as heat stroke and hypothermia along with how to treat snake bites and recognise Lyme’s Disease.  

Forestry First Aid is unique in that it is tailored to the needs of a specific environment with a particular set of hazards and meets the recommendations of the First Aid at Work – Forestry Commission Policy.  

How is it delivered?  

This qualification is designed to be an addition to the Emergency First Aid at Work course however we do not see it purely as a ‘bolt-on’. We schedule specific dates that are only Forestry First Aid courses. What this means is that you will be with people from a similar background who understand the environment in which you work. So, you will walk away with an Emergency First Aid and Forestry First Aid qualification.  

Why should you consider attending this Forestry First Aid course?  

At Cornwall Training, we fully appreciate that it is often a challenge for a business or an individual to put aside the time and money for training. That is why we work tirelessly to ensure that you receive outstanding customer service from our office team and that the product you a buying is delivered by highly experienced and professional tutors.  

If you are working with chainsaws then the HSE has specific requirements for training, so why not take a look at the HSE website.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and we can all relate to that. Foresight, however, is something that many of us are not very good at. So why should you consider attending this course? Well, it may never happen, you or another member of staff may never get injured but what if they do? The question to ask yourself is do you have the skills, the knowledge, and the right equipment to deal with that? If the answer is no, then you should give us a call or email us.  

Through a variety of practical and theory-based sessions, maybe some fake blood and outstanding filter coffee, we can guarantee that you will not walk away disappointed.  

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Forestry First Aid