First Aid Training - Level 2
According to the General Safety Regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (85 of 1993), it is mandatory for businesses who employ more than 10 employees, to do First Aid Training for their employees. The level of the first aid training depends on the type of activities that are performed at the workplace.
As a business owner, you are responsible for ensuring that your employees receive immediate first aid treatment, should they be injured at work. First Aid Training Level 2 would typically be required at workplaces where the activities which are performed pose a higher risk of injury or illness, e.g. workplaces where employees will be operating heavy machinery, are exposed to chemicals or hazardous materials, etc.
Below is a summary of the contents.
First Aid Training – Level 2 (3 Days)
- Principals of emergency care, safety and emergency scene management
- Artificial respiration
- One man cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Child and infant CPR, airway obstruction
- Child and infant airway obstruction
- Wounds and bleeding
- Shock, unconsciousness and fainting
- Fractures and splints
- Head and spinal injuries
- Joint injuries and rescue carries
- Chest injuries
- Hand and eye injuries
- Multiple injury management
- Pelvic and abdominal injuries
- Environmental illnesses and injuries
- Poisoning, bites and stings
- Chest pain and paralysis, fits
- Management of soft tissue injuries
- Foreign object management
- Elementary and applied anatomy and physiology
- Written 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 three day course will provide candidates with more in-depth First Aid training and a greater knowledge of treating casualties with a larger set of skills. The objective is to train a candidate to be a more experienced and knowledgeable First Aider.