Forestry First Aid (+F) – Maidstone, Kent

The Forestry First Aid course is aimed at those who work with chainsaws and other hazardous equipment and is requirement of many insurers for tree surgeons, arborists, landscape gardeners and those who work on Forestry Commission Land.

September 2022

Tuesday, 20th September 2022

In Person course £120.00 + VAT

October 2022

Tuesday, 18th October 2022

In Person course £120.00 + VAT

November 2022

Tuesday, 15th November 2022

In Person course £120.00 + VAT

December 2022

Thursday, 01st December 2022

In Person course £120.00 + VAT

January 2023

Monday, 16th January 2023

In Person course £120.00 + VAT

February 2023

Wednesday, 08th February 2023

In Person course £120.00 + VAT

March 2023

Tuesday, 07th March 2023

In Person course £120.00 + VAT

April 2023

Tuesday, 18th April 2023

In Person course £120.00 + VAT

May 2023

Tuesday, 09th May 2023

In Person course £120.00 + VAT

June 2023

Tuesday, 13th June 2023

In Person course £120.00 + VAT

July 2023

Tuesday, 11th July 2023

In Person course £120.00 + VAT

Course Information


The Forestry First Aid (+F) course requires 7 hours of teaching time. This can be taught over 1 day, 2 half-days or evening sessions. Split courses attract an extra charge. 

Any breaks are taken are in addition to the teaching time  


Assessment is in the form of practical exercises and 2 straightforward multiple-choice papers. Candidates must pass both elements in order to qualify.  

Please note that candidates must be able to perform exercises at floor level where required. It is a requirement of all regulated courses that the candidate should be able to communicate effectively with Emergency Services and, although this is not assessed formally, your instructor must be satisfied that this is the case. As such, all the question papers are in English and a reader will be provided if candidates have literacy concerns or learning difficulties. 


Once qualified, candidates receive 2 certificates which are both valid for 3 years, at the end of which candidates will need to attend a one-day Forestry First Aid (+F) course to requalify. It is recommended by HSE that all first aiders should do an annual 3-hour refresher course to keep their skills up-to-date. 


We book a maximum of 12 people per trainer. Larger groups can be accommodated with additional trainers.  

Covid Safety

To maintain as safe a training environment as practical all shared training equipment is thoroughly sanitised before each course including changing of manikin lungs.  Other items such as training dressings are supplied new for every course.

When teaching at your premises we will follow your Covid Safety protocols, only requesting that masks and gloves are worn for any close contact exercises.  On our open or public courses we do require masks to be worn unless we are made aware of a valid medical exemption in advance.  When this is the case, proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test taken in the preceding 24 hours will be required.

Costs (all plus VAT)

At your premises National London Postcode
6 delegates £520.00 £600.00
12 delegates £750.00 £830.00
24 delegates £1250.00 £1410.00

Alternatively we run regular open courses in Hastings, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells at a charge of £120.00 per person.

Please note that transport charges for off-shore courses will be charged at cost.

Course Content 

  • First Aid and the Law
  • Incident Management
  • Acting safely including prevention of cross-infection
  • Recording incidents
  • Safe use of First Aid equipment
  • Unconscious Casualty management including recovery position
  • CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
  • AED usage
  • Seizures
  • Wounds & bleeds including tourniquets and Haemostatic dressings
  • Shock
  • Burns
  • Crush injuries 
  • Lyme disease 
  • Temperature related illnesses 
  • Snake bite

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