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Forestry first aider’s

A question we often get asked on our First aid at work + F forestry courses is, am I required to carry a personal first aid kit when on-site? The simple answer is yes! The HSE give clear guidance to employers and their forestry operators in that they ”must” carry a personal first aid kit that contains at least, a Large wound dressing, a pair of first aid gloves and a resuscitation aid. We also suggest the forestry first aider carries a tourniquet and a haemostatic dressing and attend appropriate training in their use; such as attending one of our FAW +F courses. Other aspects the HSE require forestry  managers and operators who fulfil the role of a forestry first aider must be able to direct the emergency services using the OS grid references and or GPS co-ordinates to the operational site where any medical emergency occurs.

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Full details of what forestry first aiders are required to do, can be read at the HSE Forestry Sector website here.http://www.hse.gov.uk/treework/areyou/first-aider.htm

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