First Aid Level 1

Accreditation Seta within specific industry
Unit Standard
2 Day's

The OHS recognised First Aid training course provides a comprehensive set of practical skills needed by first aiders in most workplaces, giving both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. It meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First aid) regulations.

First Aid level 1: is the first entry course into first aid at the workplace as per the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

What will my Course cover?

Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:

Standards set according to legislation as per the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other related legislation and policies.

Understanding of emergency scene management.

Maintenance of personal safety

Methods of safeguarding the emergency scene

The medico-legal implications of rendering First Aid

Elementary anatomy and physiology.

Different systems of the human body – operation, structure and function

Theory, rules, principles, laws

Interdependence of the various systems of the body

Assess an emergency situation.

Identify cause on emergency

Prioritise treatments

Types of injury identified




difficulty with breathing

severe haemorrage

head injuries,

spinal injuries,

level of consciousness,

strains and sprains.

Apply First Aid procedures to the life-threatening situation

Cardio-Pulmonary (CP) arrest.

cessation of breathing.

severe haemorrhage.

Treat common injuries.

Different types of injuries and conditions – severity, cause and possible treatment.

Precautions and infection prevention

Improvise when equipment not available

Follow up care – Refer for medical assistance

What will I receive?

Professional animated videos of the complete course content in short video lessons.

Complete training guide

Workbook to support the learning

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment – Quiz after sections of content to test your understanding

Practical: completion of all workplace exercises

Summative assessment: Online monitored assessment