The level 3 First Aid Course is focused on providing primary first aid care in the workplace in response to health emergencies, particularly those arising from an occupational risk in the specific workplace.

This First Aid level 3/Advanced training course incorporates the specific outcomes and assessment criteria of the following SAQA registered Unit Standard:

SAQA US ID: 120496
Provide risk-based primary emergency care/first aid in the workplace
NQF Level: 02
Credits: 5
Duration: 4-5 days (course duration can be adapted to our clients’ needs)
Certificate Validity: 3 years


Course Contents:

  • The principles of emergency care in the workplace.
  • Preparedness for health emergencies in the workplace.
  • Assessing and managing an emergency scene in the workplace.
  • The Primary Survey.
  • Emergency life support for adults, children and infants, including single and two persons CPR, artificial respiration, and managing a choking patient.
  • Bleeding and shock: anaphylactic shock.
  • The secondary survey.
  • Management of wounds; soft tissue injuries.
  • Common injuries
  • Head and spinal injuries.
  • Fractures.
  • Joint injuries and rescue carries.
  • Chest, hand and eye injuries.
  • Burns.
  • Environmental illness and injuries.
  • Poisoning, bites and stings.
  • Medical emergencies common in the workplace including: diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, stroke, heart attack.
  • Maternity.
  • First aid and follow-up treatment.