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Forestry First Aid "+F" (ITC)

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/live/qualifications/FAW F.jpgThis module is designed to meet the requirements of the Forestry Commission Policy for those that work on our land.

It is a 'bolt-on' 2-hour unit with exact time dependent upon the content of the first aid qualification it is added to.  Relevant extracts from the policy document:

16. “+F” training. Working with the principle of matching skills to your possible accidents/illnesses, those working in core operations will require training that has been delivered with a forestry context (ie sites remote from medical aid and where limited help will be available). This training is referred to in this guidance as EFAW+F or FAW+F. The term “+F” may not be widely recognised. Core operations means; harvesting, civil engineering, mechanised ground preparation, planting, fencing, pesticides application, forest nursery activities, or similar. It includes any lone workers or site supervisors.

17. They may also need add-on elements for our special hazards (eg severe chainsaw cuts, crush injuries, hypothermia, Lyme disease).

18. “+F” will be recognised when “forestry context” or “remote sites” or “+F” is noted on certificate or supporting correspondence.

19. First aiders involved in non-core operations will need a valid EFAW or FAW certificate. The +F element can be seen as desirable for non-core.

20. Hauliers are also required to have first aid training. They have the option to take the FAW or EFAW courses (as described above) in addition to, or instead of, a day’s first aid training a part of their Driver CPC (Continuing Professional Competence).

22. Selecting Training Providers. As of 1st October 2013, HSE stopped offering accreditation of first aid training providers. Now, when looking for a training provider the strongly preferred route is for you to check they offer regulated qualifications through an Ofqual/SQA/Welsh Government accredited awarding body....