FireMed First Aid Courses

First Aid Training does not need to be accredited; anyone can train a First Aid Course with any content they desire to include, however…….

The Occupational Health & Safety Act does, however, require that a Companies “APPOINTED” First Aider(s)  complete training that is recognised by the Chief Inspectorate of the Department Of Labour. Traditionally the Department of Labour referred to these as ” Level 1, Level 2, & Level 3” First Aid Training Courses.

Starting in 2016  the Department of Labour,  clear instructions were issued to the accredited Training Providers that the “traditional courses” were being phased out and realigning to a Unit Standard based system designed to work in conjunction with the Skills Development Act and National Qualifications Framework. In this regards, accredited First Aid Training Providers were ultimately issued notice by the Department of Labour that, the 31st April 2019 was the final cut-off date for First Aid Providers to have submitted their SETA applications, failing which their accreditation statuts with the Department of Labour would immediately lapse. Many existing Training Providers complied- some chose not to.

Please Download The Department of Labour Amendment.
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Over an above DOL and SETA accreditation, any Trainers offering courses that are of rated as  NQF 2 and higher are required to be registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private College. Intermediate and Advanced First Aid training falls into this category.

FireMed holds both SETA (17/QA/ACC/1475/18) & Department of Labour accreditation (CI 522/3/12/1) in this respect and are on record with the DHET

Please ensure to ask your selected Training Provider about their DOL, SETA and DHET status.

What Our Clients Say

“I have gained an experience on how to save peoples lives in any emergency that can happen anytime, anywhere and my family as well”.
FireMed Consulting Pty Ltd
Clifford Ntelela
“Highly recommend – this answered and created a number of situations that I should be aware of in my “new” work environment. My personal questions & queries were answered and discussed. Personal approach was great. Thank you very much”.
FireMed Consulting Pty Ltd
“Brilliant! Lots of value adds! Everyone should do this course – parents, employees, domestic workers. Very thorough but simply explained to all”.
FireMed Consulting Pty Ltd
Alanka Craffert

FireMed’s Training Academy is shared with Limpopo Legally Armed and is situated in the Obaro Hoedspruit Centre, Moose Street, Hoedspruit.

For students who are collecting FireMed Certificates (By prior arrangement), please be advised the office hours are as follows:
Monday – Friday 08.30 – 16h30
Saturday – 08.30 – 12.30

This unit standard is for persons required to assess the emergency situation and providing basic Life Support and Basic First Aid in order to stabilize patients prior to transfer to the emergency services.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of emergency scene management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of elementary anatomy and physiology
  • Assess an emergency situation
  • Apply First Aid procedures to the life-threatening situation
  • Treat common injuries

DURATION: 2 Days/16 Hours
SAQA ID: 119567

This Unit Standard will be useful for employees to enable them to provide primary emergency care (first aid) in response to an occupational risk induced or any health emergency in their specific workplaces.

Qualifying learners are able to:

  • Demonstrate the principles of primary emergency care.
  • Assess and control a single injury emergency scene in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate primary emergency life support for adults, children and infants.
  • Explain and manage shock.
  • Carry out a secondary assessment of the sick or injured person and provide appropriate primary emergency care at the scene.
  • Keep records of the incident/accident. 

This unit standard covers the recognition and management of the following range of emergencies for adults, children and infants according to current and accepted emergency care protocols and principles:

  • Emergency scene management.
  • Rescue breathing, CPR and choking for adults, children and infants.
  • Shock.
  • Bleeding and wounds.
  • Neck and spine immobilization and transportation.
  • Fractures and dislocations.
  • Burns.
  • Thermal stress.
  • Poisoning.
  • Medical emergencies.

DURATION: 4 Days/32 Hours
SAQA ID: 120496
VALIDITY: Two (2) Years

Our First Aid Fundamentals course is a streamlined course, facilitated over 8 hours and designed for the learner who is limited for time.

Although it is unaccredited (due to the 8 hour time allocation) it’s a powerful course covering a variety of lifesaving skills a First Responder needs in their arsenal.

Naturally, we have included training on Automated External Defibrillators and some of the newer skills such as Wound Packing and Combat Application Tourniquets.  

We keep classes small to ensure learners get ample time with the facilitators and equipment.

The course content will include the following subjects:

  • Principles of First Aid
  • Scene Safety & Emergency Actions
  • CPR – Adult
  • AED’s – Automated External Defibrillators
  • Choking
  • Wounds & Bleeding
  • Fractures & Splinting
  • Burns
  • Bites & Stings
  • Heat Emergencies

DURATION: 1 Day/8 Hours
VALIDITY: Two (2) Years


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