HRETDs first aid level 1 training course details
First aid level 1
SAQA unit standard: 119567
Field: Health Sciences and Social Services
NQF level:  01 (5 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Ten learners
Novice training duration: Two days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs first aid level 1 training course details
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HRETD offers training in the SADC regions and beyond
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Training requirments
Advanced driving
Crane operations
Lift trucks
Lifting operations
Earth moving plant
Construction plant
Construction site safety
Health and safety
Accident/incident investigation
Confined space entry
Fire fighting level 1
Fire fighting level 2
First aid level 1
First aid level 2
General housekeeping
Handling HAZMAT
Health and safety rep
Hot work permissions
Lockout and isolation
OHS in depth
OHS overview
Stacking & storing
Stacking & storing HAZMAT
Working at heights
Workshop & powertools
Landscaping tools
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Included in this mutimedia training programme This first aid level 1 course is for persons required to assess an emergency situation and provide basic life support and first aid in order to stabilise patients prior to transfer to the emergency services.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to demonstrate an understanding of emergency scene management and elements of anatomy and physiology, assess an emergency situation, apply first aid procedures to life-threatening situations and treat common injuries.

Entry requirments

Grade 9 certificate or equivalent qualification

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of first aid level 1 training, feel free to contact our skills development advisor for more information.

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Course content

Emergency scene management

We take learners through maintaining personal safety in terms of preventing injuries to self and infectious diseases, safeguarding the emergency scene according to relevant practices and legislation, safeguarding the injured person according to relevant practices and legislation and the implications of rendering first aid in terms of the relevant medical legislation.

Elementary anatomy and physiology

This module deals with the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, nervous and musculoskeletal systems. The systems of the human body are described in terms of their structure and function and the manner in which the systems relate to each other in accordance with basic medical science.

Assessing an emergency situation

We show learners how to assess an emergency situation in terms of priority treatments, how to identify the cause of an emergency by the main contributing factors, how to identify the type of injury in terms of broad classifications and how to assess the type of assistance required.

Apply first aid in a life-threatening situation

We show learners how to ensure that the first aid treatment applied is appropriate to the situation and how to prevent complications, how to improvise equipment that is not readily available in order to perform the procedure required, how to take universal precautions to prevent infection, how to apply first aid in accordance with current practices, how to perform cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and artificial respiration (AR) in accordance with accepted procedures and how to refer to medical assistance in accordance with the specific needs of the casualty.

Treat common injuries

This module identifies and describes the different types of injuries and conditions according to their severity, cause and possible treatment, universal precautions to take in terms of preventing infection and providing follow-up care in accordance with the specific needs of the casualty.

Assessment methods

We conduct a formative theoretical assessment at the beginning of the course to gauge the learner’s initial understanding (novices only). At the end of the training, a summative theoretical, as well as a practical application assessment is conducted, and the learner is found competent, and if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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Training programme accreditation

This training programme is registered and accredited by the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard number 262747 and Department of Labour requirments, and the Namibian Training Autority.

HRETD certification policy

This training programme is registered and accredited by the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard number 262747 and Department of Labour requirments, and the Namibian Training Autority.

HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. For the transport and logistics industry we offer driver training, advanced driver training and Dangerous goods by road training, as well as diesel locomotive shunting and Fuel bowser training. Rigid heavy vehicle, tip truck, vehicle combination and Water cart training are also offered. When it comes to crane operations training, the lifting machines we specialise in are Heavy cranes and Mobile cranes, as well as Mobilifts, Cabin Overhead cranes, Pendant Overhead cranes and Single girder hoists. We also do Telescopic materials handler, sometimes called Telehandlers and Truck mounted cranes, sometimes called HIAB and Tower cranes. We train on a variety of lift trucks and forklift including counterbalanced lift truck, Advanced defined purpose lift trucks, defined purpose lift trucks and Side loader lift trucks. We also do rough terrain lift trucks, Reach trucks and Pedestrian stackers. Besides these, we also train on order pickers, Side loaders, Very narrow aisle lift trucks and Rail mounted stackers. We give a variety of lifting equipment and lifting operations training including Basic rigging, Banksman and Lifting equipment inspection. We also offer Safe lifting practise training. When it comes to earthmoving plant, we do articulated dump trucks, Concrete dumpers, Excavators and Face shovels. Also offered is Front end loaders, Graders and Rigid dump trucks. We specialise in training for Scrapers, Skid steer loaders and TLBs. Other earthmoving training includes Track type dozers, Tractors and Wheeled dozers (bulldozers). Tractor loader backhoe and dumpers are also offered. Our construction plant training courses includes Asphalt pavers, MEWP (also called cherry picker or mobile elevating works platform), rock breaker and jackhammer, rollers (road rollers) and Tyre handler attachments. When it comes to scaffolding training, we give scaffolding erecting and scaffold inspection – basically scaffolding safety which complies with SANS 10085 – 2004. Our health and safety training includes Construction Regulations 2014 overview or in depth, Construction site flagman and Excavation safety inspection. We also do Ladder inspection, Site safety awareness and Working at heights (also referred to as heights safety or fall arrest as well as Accident/incident investigation and Confined space entry. We offer accredited Fire fighting level 1 and Fire fighting level 2, as well as accredited First aid level 1 and First aid level 2 training. Other safety training we offer is General housekeeping, Handling HAZMAT and Health and safety rep (also called SHE rep and SHEQ), permissions training such as Hot work permissions, Lockout and isolation (also called Lockout Tagout training) We cover the OHS in depth and we have an overview course. We provide Stacking and storing and Stacking and storing HAZMAT (Hazardous materials) training. We train in powertools safety (correctly written power tools) such as Angle grinders, Boilermaking techniques (and welding and arc cutting), Cut-off saws and general Workshop safety including hand tools. When it comes to landscaping (both horticulture and agricultural), we offer Brush cutters, Chainsaws and Lawnmower training.
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