First aid is an invaluable skill for both the workplace and the domestic environment. It’s a proven fact that first aid saves lives! A variety of first aid course are available from first aid level 1 to first aid level 3, as well as various AHA and CPR courses.
Note: First aiders in the workplace are a legal compliance requirement for all businesses – this is enforced by the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993, Department of Labour and their inspectors. It is proposed that there be a minimum of 2 first aiders in each company, building or level and the minimum guideline ratio is 1: 50 employees must be trained in first aid. It is encouraged that as many people as possible be trained in this life saving skill.
Remember first aid kits should also be kept close on hand.
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving skill that everyone should know how to perform. It is a proven fact that CPR keeps patients alive until the emergency medical services or paramedics can get to the patient or emergency scene.
A CPR Course is aimed at the public, family members, relatives and friends of adults and children at risk for sudden death. It is ideal for laypersons with no prior medical knowledge who want to learn life saving rescue skills for their loved ones.
A CPR course provides a basic orientation to the skills of CPR and choking for adults, children and infants, and how to activate the emergency services.
First aid Training has a wide range from an entry level first aid level 1 course, which covers a broad variety of emergency medical subjects / modules.
First aid has a course progression pathway, whereby a learner progresses from level 1, to level 2, followed by level 3. A learner also has the option of completing combination courses i.e. level 1, 2 and 3 combination courses. Learners are taught how to perform emergency life support skills and how to apply these skills in emergency situations. Skills include: safety, contacting the emergency services, CPR, chocking, stopping bleeding, treating burns and fractures etc. After completing first aid level 3 the next step in progression would be to complete the Basic Ambulance Assistant course, which is entry level into the emergency medical services.
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