HRETDs first aid level 2 training course details
First aid level 2: Perform
primary first aid in the workplace
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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Training requirments
Advanced driving
Crane operations
Lift trucks
Lifting operations
Earthmoving plant
Construction plant
Construction site safety
Health and safety
Confined space entry
Fire fighting level 1
Fire fighting level 2
First aid level 1
First aid level 2
First aid level 3
General housekeeping
Handling HAZMAT
Health and safety rep
Hot work permissions
Incident investigation
Legal liability
Lockout and isolation
OHS in depth
OHS overview
Permit to work systems
Stacking & storing
Working at heights
ISO standards
Dangerous goods
Tools & powertools
Landscaping tools
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Included in this mutimedia training programme The first aid level 2 training course expands on the level 1 unit standard, enabling learners to provide more advanced primary emergency care to a more specific range of patients, be it co-workers in their respective workplaces or civilians.

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 requirements

Grade 10 certificate (full maths and English literacy) or equivalent qualification. It is highly recommended that learners are credited with First Aid Level 1.

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of first aid level 2 training, 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 focuses on primary emergency care in terms of prevention of further injury and/or infection, life preservation, recovery and the promotion of healthier lifestyles. We go through Personal Protective Equipment and Devices, as well as the medico-legal implications of primary emergency care.

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

We demonstrate the use 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 takes learners through emergency scene assessment and management; alerting medical authority, safeguarding and stabilising the casualty, providing primary care for priority injuries using a first aid kit or readily-available substitutes in lieu thereof, and carrying out thorough secondary assessment of the casualty.

Demonstrate primary emergency life support for adults, children and infants

This module covers tracheal (windpipe) obstruction, control of bleeding by application of direct pressure to the wound site, utilisation of the recovery position as well as demonstrating CPR for patients of varying ages, from infants to adults.

Explain and manage shock

We identify, explain and symptomatically manage shock and anaphylaxis 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 goes over immobilisation of dislocations, fractures or sprains, transport of persons with vertebral injuries, management of head trauma, recognising various levels of consciousness, management of open wounds, burns, thermal stress, toxins and common illnesses.

Keep records of the incident/accident

This module goes over assessment of the patient’s condition (illness and/or injury), recording it and reporting it to medical personnel or other authority upon arrival. Also looks at 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 and practical application assessment is conducted, to find if the learner is competent; if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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Accredited by the HWSETA and the Department of Labour

Training programme accreditation

This training programme is registered and accredited by the Health & Welfare Sector Education Training Authority (HW SETA) and Department of Labour in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard 120496: Provide Risk-Based Primary Emergency Care/First Aid in the Workplace.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent to perform basic life support and first aid procedures, the candidate will be issued with a certificate of competence that is valid for two years. Records are externally moderated quarterly by the Health and Welfare Sector Education Authority (HW SETA) and Department of Labour for quality and compliance purposes.

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.