FAQs for BLS

Frequently Asked Questions

General Public

Many people have been faced with the situation; where they come upon a medical emergency or accident at home, at work or on the street and don’t know how to act. A simple procedure such as CAB can save someone’s life.

Employers – Public and Private Sectors

In accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993.), Regulations 3(1 & 4) of the General Safety Regulations every business (including Government) is required to have their personnel trained in first aid.

The Department of Labour are continuously inspecting companies to see that they comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act. They can fine companies up to R 50 000,00 for non-compliance to the act.

What will the student be able to do after completing a course?

First Aid training of employees can save lives.The student will have the knowledge and skills to enable them to:

Recognise when first aid is needed;

Give first aid at the scene of an accident or sudden illness;

Recognise when more qualified help or medical assistance is required; and

Prevent accidents through the development of safety-oriented life style.

Each student will receive:

  • A Key Ring pouch containing a one way valve and gloves;
  • Training Manual (to the appropriate level); and
  • Certificate.

First Aid training of employees could save lives.See the course information sheet for specific durations.

You or the employee can attend a refresher course that is held on a regular bases or you/ they can attend a higher level course.

Unfortunately our registration and accreditation rules require that the student redo the course in full. All students are required to submit a copy of their certification with their application for all refresher training.

Yes and No!

“Public” courses are scheduled every month and are held at our training venue; these courses are normally for individuals or small groups.

“Closed / In-House” courses can be scheduled by you at a requested date & time at your venue or at a venue arranged by ourselves. Please note that there are terms and conditions applicable and is also subjected to the availability of training staff.

All our courses are presented in English. Should you require the course in another language, this can be arranged however there may be cost involved for a interuptor.

The cost of a course includes all instruction, manuals and notes, an Emergency Key Ring pouch and certificate.

On Public & Closed Courses presented at our venue, we will provide only Tea & Coffee, Lunch will be the employers / students responsibility.

Travel & Accommodation will be added to quotations, where training takes place away from our registered offices.

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