11 Apr Why first aid training is one of the best things you can do for yourself and those around you.
Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 in the General Safety Regulation 3 mandates all employers to ensure that where there is more than 10 employees, at least one person is readily available during normal working hours, who is in possession of a valid certificate of competency in first aid.
Individually, first aid training is one of the best things you can do for yourself and those around you. Not only will the training enable you to save someone’s life, it will also give you the tools you need to live a healthier, and more self-confident life.
Benefits of first aid
- Ensures that the right methods of administering medical assistance are provided
- Emergency care can be given to an injured person as you await for the medical personnel to arrive
- Some medical emergency’s need instant intervention to save life
Goals of First Aid:
- Preserve Life.
- Prevent illness or injury from being worse
- Relieve pain
- Prevent further injury.
- Promote recovery.
First Aid Equipment.
To be able to do first aid you will need first aid equipment. These are found in the first aid box. The Department of labour has given a guideline for the minimum items that are to be contained in the first aid box. The first aid box must be inspected on a monthly basis to ensure all items are usable when needed and also restocked after use.
Where do you get the first Aid training?
At TM Training Pty limited we offer the First Aid Level 1 (Basic), First Aid Level 2 (Intermediate), and First Aid Level 3 (Advanced).
We also offer safety courses such as HIRA, SHE Rep, SHEQ Auditors, Incident Investigation, working at height courses (Fall Arrest Systems – basic and Fall Arrest Systems – Rescue).
Our technical course includes – Lifting machinery courses; ETDP -Assessor, Facilitator and Moderator courses.