+F Forestry First Aid Courses

We run a full range of +F Forestry courses to cover all levels of risk. To make it easier for you to select the right course we have put together a chart that compares the assessed part of the three different +F courses.  

The 8 hour Forestry Emergency First +F aid covers first aid for low risk workplaces that are within 10 minutes of help (i.e. a road an ambulance can use) and all the +F needed for Work Forestry Commission Land. 

The 18 hour, 3 day Forestry  First Aid at Work +F and the 2 day revalidation cover the first aid skills needed for a higher risk workplace and all the +F needed for work on Forestry Commission Land.

The 1 day Forestry Outdoor First Aid  is ideal for those working in a lower risk environment more than 30 minutes from immediate help, like all our Forestry + F it covers everything required to work on Forestry Commission sites. 

The 2 day Forestry Outdoor Aid +F Course covers higher risk work environments that are more that 30 minutes away from immediate help and all the +F needed for Work Forestry Commission Land. 

To book the right course for you just use the buttons below.


All our +F courses are delivered by outdoor professionals that work in the same outdoor environment as your team.  We have real life on the job experience of working in remote environments with casualties, this adds real depth to the training.

Like all our courses, +F is about practical advice and gaining confidence with first aid skills.

The Forestry Emergency First Aid at Work +F course is the minimum requirement for Forestry, Renewable, Construction, Utility companies and a Stalker working on Forestry Commission Land or in remote and hazardous environments.

See this link for full details: Forestry Commission First Aid at Work Policy

For the qualification specification and assessment principles for Foresty + F see: www.itcfirst.org.uk/qualifications/forestry-first-aid–f/89.htm

How do I choose the right first aid course?
If you are an employer or manager your risk assessment should help indicate what is the most suitable first aid course for your level of risk.

Health & Safety Executive (HSE) produce clear and straightforward advice. Look at these links http://www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/legislation.htm

And this great free download from HSE http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg214.pdf

Still not sure? Contact us and we can work with you to find the right course.

How do I know that Highland FIrst Aid is offering appropriate first aid training?
It’s important to check the training you need meets the requirements of ‘due diligence’ that employers have to carry out before selecting a course. At Highland First Aid we have made that easy:

  • The qualifications we offer are accredited by Scottish Qualification Authority: https://accreditation.sqa.org.uk/accreditation/home
  • So our courses are externally verified for compliance and quality
  • Our trainers are all qualified
  • Our trainers all have Advanced First Aid qualifications
  • Trainers carry out regular professional development and first aid refreshers
  • We work with ITC First itcfirst.org.uk to provide another layer of verification, observations and professional development
You can find more advice in HSE’s information sheet GEIS3 Selecting a first-aid training provider: A guide for employers (www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/geis3.htm)
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