First Aid Level 1 (US119567)

2 days (7H30-15H30 each day)
Total 16 hours

Department of Labour, valid for 3 years

1000 Discovery miles

15 points (including 1 ethics point)

The First Aid Level 1 course is intended primarily for people wishing to learn the effective skills of providing CPR and First Aid to victims of all ages. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a Department of Labour First Aid Certificate to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

An additional statement of results may be applied for from SETA if required for Occupational Health and Safety qualification. This submission is done on request only and carries an additional administrative fee.

SETA statement of results can take up to 18 months post course to receive and the speed of this government regulated process is out of our control.

Theory Component

  • Principles of first aid and safety, scene management and ethics
  • Primary survey, CPR (adult, child and infant) & rescue breathing
  • Secondary survey (medical and trauma)
  • Head, face and eye injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries (sprains, fractures and dislocations)
  • Chest injuries
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Bleeding, wounds and soft tissue injuries
  • Respiratory emergencies (asthma)
  • Shock
  • Choking (adult, child and infant)
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Environmental illness and injury (hypothermia and hyperthermia)
  • Poisoning (child and adult), stings (bees and scorpions) and bites (spiders and snakes)
  • Burns
  • Water accidents (drowning)
  • Cardiovascular disorders – heart attacks and strokes

Practical Component

  • Primary survey
  • CPR – adult, child and infant
  • Use of a barrier device
  • Rescue breathing
  • Secondary survey – head to toe
  • Spinal immobilization
  • Splinting
  • Bandaging