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First Aid at Work for Forestry Level 3 (VTQ) Requalification


The ProTrainings First Aid at Work for Forestry (VTQ) requalification course (FAW-F) is ideal for most businesses whose risk assessment has identified that they require a fully trained first aider for their workplace and it is required to requalify in first aid after 3 years. This course is available as a ProTrainings CPD certified qualification, 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.

Also included to comply with the latest HSE and ERC guidelines, are Tourniquets and Haemostatic dressings. 

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements. ProTrainings Vocational Training Qualifications (VTQ) are fully recognised by the HSE as Trade Body Qualifications.

This version of the FAW-F course includes the extra subjects required by the Forestry Commission to include extra subjects covered include severe cuts like chainsaws, crush injuries, Hypothermia and Lyme Disease.

This course is only for people who already hold a valid First Aid at Work certificate and they can take this 2-day course rather than the full 3-day FAW. You must have a copy of your original certificate.

The Forestry Commission support the HSE recommendation that all first aiders undertake an annual first aid refresher and our http://www.profaw.co.uk course is designed to meet this recommendation. This course is ideal for all business types where the risk assessment requires a higher level of training as well as other area's where a more comprehensive first aid course is required.

This course must be at least 14 contact hours and run over a minimum of 2 days and the certificate is valid for 3 years.  This course must be delivered as a 100% classroom course and cannot be delivered via online or blended training to comply with the HSE requirements. 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.

  • Forestry Workers
  • Hauliers
  • Felling
  • Also suitable for any other person requiring FAW certification

This course comes with 14.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

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.

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 minimise 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.

2.1 Conduct 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 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 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 Describe how to identify 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 Identify the types of external bleeding.
6.2 Control external bleeding.

7 Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock.

7.1 Recognise 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 Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises.
8.2 Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds.
8.3 Administer 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 Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history.
1.2 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 Recognise suspected; Concussion, Skull fracture, Cerebral compression, Spinal injury
3.2 Administer 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 Recognise the different types of a chest injury.
4.2 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