Level 3 Emergency first aid at work +F

Started on July 19, 2024

This one-day, woodland-based course is aimed at those who work in any outdoor land-based industry but is primarily tailored for those in the arboricultural and forestry sectors. It will provide you with the basic Level 3 emergency first aid at work content as well as additional “+F” topics such as catastrophic bleeds, crush injuries and extremes of hot and cold.

Candidates can expect to work through an industry-relevant scenario, including some of the difficulties more specific to outdoor work, such as long duration casualty management, remote locations, contacting and guiding in the emergency services, basic navigational skills, selecting suitable helicopter landing sites and improvised casualty extraction across difficult terrain.

Topics covered during the day include

  • responsibilities and reporting
  • assessment of the situation and dealing with industry-specific dangers, such as power lines and forestry/arboriculture hazards
  • “top-to-toe” survey and casualty management
  • recovery position/postural drainage
  • basic hygiene in first aid
  • burns
  • seizures
  • CPR and defibrillator use
  • bleeding control, including catastrophic bleeds and haemostat and tourniquet use
  • choking
  • shock
  • crush injuries
  • fractures and spinal injuries
  • extremes of heat and cold
  • first aid kit selection, including a range of industry-compliant kits to look at.

The course has been developed by and is delivered by an experienced arborist, first-aid instructor and former Royal Marines Commando. It brings operational military experience across to those working in higher-risk, land-based industries.


The training costs £95 per person plus VAT.


As well as our open course dates, we offer dates for your organisation or team and can tailor the content to meet your requirements. The course would be suitable for former military personnel needing to gain a civilian qualification. The course is held outside, under shelter, in woodland close to Tedburn St Mary.


“The first aid course was brilliant, the best I’ve done.” Rich Webb, Webb Tree Care

“If you could pass on my thanks to Matt that would be greatly appreciated – I’ve been put through numerous first aid courses in my time, for various sectors from education to forestry and everything in-between, but today’s course was without question the most engagingly delivered, insightful and perhaps most importantly, relevant course that I’ve ever attended. To enjoy rather than endure a course like this really does make all the difference in information retention and hopefully, application, as and when the need should ever arise. I was most impressed!” MG, Exeter – Level 3 Emergency first aid at work +F course, July 2022

“Brilliant course. Will recommend to others.” SA, Exeter – Level 3 Emergency first aid at work +F course, January 2022

“Fantastic. Course is tailored to actual real world arb work.” SL, Cornwall – Level 3 Emergency first aid at work +F course, March 2022

“Was brilliant. Hands-on and scenarios made learning easier to understand and learnt a lot more than you would in a classroom.” RK, Exeter – Level 3 Emergency first aid at work +F course, March 2022