HRETDs first aid level 2 training course details
First aid level 2
SAQA unit standard: 120496
Field: Health Sciences and Social Services
NQF level:  02 (5 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Ten learners
Novice training duration: Three days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs first aid level 2 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 2 training course will enable employees to provide primary emergency care in response to an occupational risk induced or any health emergency in their specific workplaces.

Qualifying learners will be 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 a secondary assessment of the injured and provide appropriate primary emergency care at the scene and keep records of the incident/accident.

Entry requirments

Grade 10 certificate (full Maths and English literacy) or equivalent qualification.

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of first aid level 2 training, feel free to contact our skills development advisor for more information.

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First aid level 2 training

Occupational health and safety

Course content

Demonstrate the principles of primary emergency care in the workplace

This module identifies the aims of primary emergency care in terms of protection against further injury, the preservation of life, promotion of recovery, prevention of injuries and the promotion of healthy lifestyles; identifies, describes and demonstrates personal protective devices and prevention of infectious diseases during treatment of casualties and explains the medico-legal implications of primary emergency care in terms of existing legislation.

Sustain a basic level of preparedness for health emergencies in the workplace

We demonstrate the content of the first aid kit in accordance with the current legislation, as well as the maintenance and storage of the relevant risk-based primary emergency care kit in accordance with accepted workplace procedures.

Assess and manage an emergency scene in the workplace

This module explains and demonstrates the principles of emergency scene management, calling on assistance, the primary emergency care process, assessing the emergency scene for workplace-specific hazards, identifying emergency requirements and safeguarding a scene, utilising available resources on injured persons, activating emergency services, carrying out a secondary assessment and providing continual care according to accepted protocols.

Demonstrate primary emergency life support for adults, children and infants

This module covers how to manage a choking person, explains and demonstrates rescue breathing and how to utilise the recovery position, explains and demonstrates CPR with and without using a barrier ventilation device and how to control bleeding by applying direct pressure of materials.

Explain and manage shock

We identify, explain and symptomatically manage shock and anaphylactic shock according to accepted protocols.

Conduct secondary assessment of the sick and/or injured person and provide appropriate primary medical care within the workplace

This module covers the following: immobilising and transporting persons with neck and/or spinal injuries, managing head injuries and recognising levels of consciousness, managing fractures, dislocations and sprains for best comfort, managing wounds, burns, thermal stress, poisoned patients and common illnesses in the workplace according to current accepted practices.

Keep records of the incident/accident

This module covers how to communicate the condition of the sick or injured person to the receiving party during transfer and incident/accident reporting in accordance with accepted workplace policies and procedures.

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.