First aid level 1

First Aid level 1 is the minimum required qualification for all workplaces in South Africa (as per the Occupational Health and Safety Act). The course equips candidates with the basic principles of assessing an emergency situation, contacting the emergency services as quickly as possible and while awaiting their arrival, candidates will be able to perform basic skills required to sustain life.

Formative assessment

  • Various activities will be completed during class as well as for homework.

Summative assessment

  • Written test
  • Practical exercise

Course outline

The course equips learners with the basic principles of assessing an emergency situation, contacting the emergency services as quickly as possible and while awaiting their arrival, candidates will be able to perform basic skills required to sustain life. Learners will be able to:

  • understand the laws of first aid, including the principles of emergency care
  • demonstrate an understanding of emergency scene management
  • treat wounds and arrest bleeding
  • know the first aid required for different injuries
  • utilise the correct equipment and safety precautions when administering first aid
  • understanding potential hazards in the work environment
  • performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • respond to cyanide poisoning (optional component for gold mining operations).

Course Information

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Unit Standard Title:

Perform Basic Life Support and First Aid Procedures

E-Learning Price:

R850 (incl. VAT)

E-Learning Duration:

4 hours theory + practical assessment

Credits:

5

SAQA ID:

119567

Professional Body:

Saiosh

CPD Points:

5

NQF Level:

1

Prerequisites:

None

HUB Availability:

Coming soon

Target Groups:

• All companies that want to ensure their employees are equipped to deal with any emergency situation that requires first aid, and to ensure legal compliance. This is also for any members of the public who are keen to acquire first aid skills.

At SafetyCloud, we want to offer this same opportunity to prospective and current occupational health and safety professionals. They can now also receive training delivered through our our interactive online webinars. We have been at the forefront of occupational health, safety, and environmental training for over seven decades and looking to the future, we continue to offer the same world class training for which we have become renowned adding flexibility to train anytime from anywhere on our new powerful digital platform.

Unit Standard Title:

Perform Basic Life Support and First Aid Procedures

Webinar Price:

Not Available as Webinar

Webinar Duration:

Not Available as Webinar

Credits:

5

SAQA ID:

119567

Professional Body:

Saiosh

CPD Points:

5

NQF Level:

1

Prerequisites:

None

HUB Availability:

Coming soon

Target Groups:

• All companies that want to ensure their employees are equipped to deal with any emergency situation that requires first aid, and to ensure legal compliance. This is also for any members of the public who are keen to acquire first aid skills.

We continue to offer tailored on-site training and classroom-based teaching at any of our 12 NOSA Colleges throughout South Africa. Offering you access to more than 100 safety training programmes – including SAMTRAC, the world’s leading workplace risk management course and the most sought-after training certificate in the HSE industry, suited for all places of work. Book your seat at one of our NOSA Colleges to experience safety training in the classroom.

Unit Standard Title:

Perform Basic Life Support and First Aid Procedures

Course Price:

R1 100 (incl. VAT)

Course Duration:

2 days

Credits:

5

SAQA ID:

119567

Professional Body:

Saiosh

CPD Points:

5

NQF Level:

1

Prerequisites:

None

Target Groups:

• All companies that want to ensure their employees are equipped to deal with any emergency situation that requires first aid, and to ensure legal compliance. This is also for any members of the public who are keen to acquire first aid skills.
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