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As a leading Learning and Development consultancy, Trainers without Borders recognises that how you deliver your training can be as important as the training itself. Creating a training environment and materials that are sympathetically tailored to the aims, preferences and constraints of the delegates can have an extremely positive impact on learning and retention. Where you have a number of people that require training or specific business/organisational issues that need to be addressed, Trainers without Borders can develop a training programme for use in-house.


 First Aid Training for All Walks of Life…

Why is First Aid necessary?

First Aid is the initial assistance or care of a suddenly sick or injured person. It is the vital initial care we all feel an impulse to give as soon as possible after an accident or illness. Not every incident requiring first aid will be a life and death situation and, most commonly, first aid knowledge is used to manage minor injuries at home or work. This prompt care and attention prior to the arrival of an ambulance can sometimes mean the difference between life and death, or between a full or partial recovery.

What is First Aid

First Aid training is for persons required to assess the emergency situation, to provide basic life support and basic First Aid in order to stabilize patients prior to the arrival of Emergency Services. People that have undergone First Aid training will be 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 a life-threatening situation and treat common injuries. 

 What does the Act say?

The General Safety Regulations, 1986 states that ‘an employer shall take all reasonable steps that are necessary under the circumstances, to ensure that persons at work receive prompt first aid treatment in case of injury or emergency.’ ‘All reasonable steps’ should include the training of employees in First Aid (done by a recognized training provider). Employees and other persons at the workplace are entitled to receive prompt, efficient first aid treatment without unnecessary delay.

As required in terms of the machinery, Occupational Safety Act, General Safety Regulation 3(4) (D), a percentage of your staff (if ten or more are employed) are required by law to be trained in emergency first aid procedures.

In accordance with the above we offer First Aid Training Program which is accredited by the Department of Labour, Health and Wellness SETA and the Southern African Resuscitation Council.

This programme focuses on learning basic and intermediate first aid skills. It is recommended for everyone as you never know when an accident might happen and you are the first person there

Course Outline

  • Introduction to First Aid; Interactive session dealing with what, why, who, where, when and how of first aid
  • CPR and Choking for adult, child and infant – An interactive practical session where we get to watch a DVD on CPR and practically work on the manikins to perfect the skills needed
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology; This is to give the participant a basic idea of the working of the heart, lungs, brain and other organs
  • Patient assessment; we will learn how to examine a person to find out what is wrong and what help is
  • Vital signs (pulse, breathing, etc), head to toe examination will be dealt with and practiced
  • Injuries, Wounds and Bleeding; An interactive practical session where different types of bleeding and wounds will be discussed and we will practice how to deal with bleeding and wounds.
  • Shock; Learn how to recognize and treat shock caused by blood loss. We will look at different types of shock
  • Broken bones (Fractures); An interactive practical session. We recognize and treat broken bones in different parts of the body
  • Head and Spinal injuries; Recognize a head and/or spinal injury and the appropriate treatment of both, including practical spinal immobilization
  • Burns; We learn to tell the depth of a burn and the appropriate treatment. Burns with different substances
  • like (wet heat, dry heat, chemicals, electrical, etc)
  • Unconsciousness; Here we look at the most common medical and trauma causes of unconsciousness and the treatment of these
  • Poisoning; Covered in this section is the ways a poison can enter the body and treatment of such.
  • Medical emergencies; Emergencies like heart attacks stroke, diabetic emergencies, epilepsy, etc will be dealt
  • Environmental emergencies; Emergencies such as heat stroke and hypothermia or extreme cold
  • Bites and Stings; Bites from venomous snakes, dog, humans, and spiders, Stings from bees and scorpions
  • AED Training; Be trained on how to use an AED

With our In-house Training, you SAVE on transport and accommodation and you enjoy the liberty of your venue and having the training at your time.
Trainers without Borders offers customised solutions for your training needs. Please contact us for course pricing and more information.