First Aid

First Aid Level 1

This First Aid Training and Unit Standard is for persons required to assess the emergency situation and providing basic Life Support and basic First Aid in order to stabilise patients prior to transfer to the emergency services.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of emergency scene management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of elementary anatomy and physiology
  • Assess an emergency situation
  • Apply First Aid procedures to the life-threatening situation
  • Treat common injuries

5 Credits

First Aid Level 2

This First Aid Training and Unit Standard will be useful for employees to enable them to provide primary emergency care (first aid) in response to an occupational risk induced or any health emergency in their specific workplaces.

Qualifying learners are able to:

  • Demonstrate the principles of primary emergency care.
  • Assess and control a single injury emergency scene in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate primary emergency life support for adults, children and infants.
  • Explain and manage shock.
  • Carry out secondary assessment of the sick or injured person and provide appropriate primary emergency care at the scene.
  • Keep records of the incident/accident.

5 Credits

First Aid Level 3

This First Aid Training and Unit Standard is to enable the first responder to react to emergencies at an advanced first aid level, until the arrival of more professional emergency personnel.

Qualifying learners will be capable of:

  • Explaining the principles of advanced first aid in emergencies.
  • Demonstrating an advanced level of preparedness to deal with sudden illness or emergency.
  • Assessing and managing an emergency scene/disaster.
  • Describing the anatomy and explaining the physiology of the human body systems in terms of injury or sudden illness.
  • Applying primary first aid for all age groups according to accepted current first aid protocols.
  • Explaining and managing shock.

NB: The certificate of competence associated with this Unit Standard will be valid for only three years to ensure the holder’s continued competency through regular re-assessment.

8 Credits

First Aid Level 1 & 2 (Combined)

This course is a combination of First Aid Levels 1 & 2.  This course equips the candidate with the skills to perform basic life support and first aid procedures and provide risk based emergency care in the workplace.