First Aid Course Level 1
The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires at least one person per shift must undergo a First Aid Course. The General Safety Regulations stipulates: Where more than 10 employees are employed at a workplace, the employer of such employees must take the needed steps. These are to ensure that for every group of up to 50 employees at that workplace, or in the case of a shop or an office as contemplated in the Basic Conditions of employment Act, 1983 (Act No. 3 of 1983), for every group of up to 100 employees, at least one person is readily available during all working hours, who is in possession of a valid certificate of competency in first aid.
Our First Aid Course Level 1 is the minimum level of training required for First Aid students in the workplace. This level of first aid should be sufficient in low risk workplaces.
Examples of low risk workplaces are:
• Workplaces where employees are not exposed to hazards that could result in severe illness or injury. These would require immediate medical treatment for example offices, libraries and most retail operations.
• Workplaces which are located close to medical assistance or ambulance services.
FIRST AID COURSE LEVEL 1 (2 DAYS)
- Principles of care, primary (HHH ABC) and secondary survey (head to toe assessment)
- Learn about artificial respiration
- One man cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Airway obstruction (Choking)
- Wounds and bleeding
- Knowledge about burns and how to treat them
- Shock, unconsciousness and fainting
- Understand fractures and splinting
- Head and spinal injuries
- In depth – contents of a First Aid kit
- Written test and practical evaluation
Employees who are elected to be the appointed first aiders within the workplace, are required to attend accredited first aid training. In an emergency situation at the workplace, the first aid representative will be able to react, treat and deal with the situation in a calm and safe manner, until competent medical care arrives. This comprehensive two-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies. The aim is to enable all participants to recognize when first aid is needed and provide first aid treatment at the scene of an accident or sudden illness with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way, until the Emergency Medical Services arrive, if needed.