First Aid Training    

First aid is an invaluable skill for both the workplace and the domestic environment. Labour Law Distributors’ courses provide theoretical information and the practical skills required to manage an emergency. It’s a proven fact that first aid saves lives! A variety of first aid course are available from first aid level 1 to first aid level 3, as well as various AHA and CPR courses.

Note: First aiders in the workplace are a legal compliance requirement for all businesses – this is enforced by the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993, Department of Labour and their inspectors. It is proposed that there be a minimum of 2 first aiders in each company, building or level and the minimum guideline ratio is 1: 50 employees must be trained in first aid. It is encouraged that as many people as possible be trained in this life saving skill.  Remember first aid kits should also be kept close on hand, so order one from us today.

CPR Training
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving skill that everyone should know how to perform. It is a proven fact that CPR keeps patients alive until the emergency medical services or paramedics can get to the patient or emergency scene.

Labour Law Distributors is a CPR-accredited training provider with the Department of Labour and the American Heart Association and can as a result train CPR to all interested parties. These should include mothers, fathers, family members, domestic workers, office staff etc.

CPR Courses
The Family and Friends CPR Course is aimed at the public, family members, relatives and friends of adults and children at risk for sudden death. It is ideal for laypersons with no prior medical knowledge who want to learn life saving rescue skills for their loved ones.

The Course provides a basic orientation to the skills of CPR and choking for adults, children and infants, and how to activate the emergency services. A 40-page Family and Friends CPR Booklet is provided to each participant for review before, during and after the Course. Two credit card-size Reminder Cards are included with the booklet, displaying the simple steps for adult, child and infant CPR, and providing information on the recognition of heart attack and stroke.

First Aid Training
At Labour Law Distributors, we offer a wide range of first aid training from an entry level first aid level 1 course, which covers a broad variety of emergency medical subjects / modules. This course provides the learner with the theoretical information and practical skills necessary to initiate and apply first aid treatment in the workplace or home environment, along with the knowledge of what first aid supplies are required.

First aid has a course progression pathway, whereby a learner progresses from level 1, to level 2, followed by level 3. A learner also has the option of completing combination courses i.e. level 1, 2 and 3 combination courses. Learners are taught how to perform emergency life support skills and how to apply these skills in emergency situations. Skills include: safety, contacting the emergency services, CPR, chocking, stopping bleeding, treating burns and fractures etc. The courses include learner manuals, audio visual aids, simulated scenarios and practical exercises.

Our courses are all accredited with the Department of Labour, HWSETA and various other accrediting bodies.

After completing first aid level 3 the next step in progression would be to complete the Basic Ambulance Assistant course, which is entry level into the emergency medical services.

First Aid Courses

Level 1
First Aid level 1 is the entry level course on emergency principles and is accredited through the Department of labour, as well as the HWSETA. In level 1, learners are taught how to perform basic life support and first aid in emergencies. Learners are required to cover a certain amount of theoretical knowledge as well as perform determined practical skill competently, such as CPR and Choking.

First Aid level 1 is the starting point and a learner may progress all the way to First Aid level 3!

Course Contents
  • Principals of emergency care, safety and emergency scene management
  • Artificial Respirations
  • One Man CPR
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Wounds & Bleeding
  • Shock, unconsciousness & fainting
  • Fractures & splinting
  • Burns
  • Head & Spinal Injuries
  • Practical demonstrations and participation by each learner in the practical exercises
 
Labour Law Distributors training courses are also concerned with teaching the importance of having an emergency evacuation plan. Knowing how and where people in a disaster situation can be taken to safety requires careful forethought and emergency plans to be in place for evacuation.

Level 2
Once first aid Level 1 has been completed, learners are legible to complete first aid level 2 where all the theory and practical skills learnt in level 1 is revised further. In addition, more first aid modules are covered as per the Department of Labours requirements, listed below:

Course Contents
  • Level 1 Revision
  • Chest, hand, eye injuries
  • Multiple Injury Management
  • Environmental Illnesses
  • Poisoning, bites & stings
  • Chest pain & paralyses
  • Fits
  • Management of soft tissue injuries
  • Foreign object management
  • Elementary & Applied Anatomy & Physiology
  • Practical demonstrations and participation by each learner in the practical exercises

Level 3
First aid level 3 covers revision of information learnt in both first aid level 1 and first aid level 2, and delves further into the provision of emergency care. Emergency childbirth and water-related emergencies form part of this course.

Course Contents
  • Level 1 and 2 Revision
  • Emergency childbirth
  • Water related emergencies
  • Practical demonstrations and participation by each learner in the practical exercises

HIV / Aids Training
In this training session, we attempt to cover many of the aspects of this devastating disease. We hope to give the learner, a broad understanding of the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS, the developments to stop the spread and treatment of the disease, and most of all the knowledge and power to protect yourself, your colleagues and your loved ones so that in future years HIV and AIDS becomes a distant memory, only to be read about in history books.

Course Contents – Learner Program Outcomes
  • History and epidemiology
  • Origin of the disease
  • The spread of HIV
  • Defining HIV and Aids
  • Transmission
  • Sexual contact
  • Blood transfusion
  • IV drug use
  • Mother to child transmission
  • How HIV is not transmitted
  • VCT – Voluntary Testing and Counseling
  • Benefits of testing
  • Different types of tests
  • Viral replication
  • Progression of the disease
  • 4 stages of disease progression
  • What factors influence progression
  • Opportunistic infections
  • STD’s
  • HIV / Aids prevention
  • Abstinence
  • Be faithful
  • Condomise
  • Health living
  • Nutrition and diet
  • Exercise
  • Lifestyle changes