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First Aid Level 1 (1 Day)

First Aid Training for All Walks of Life…

Why is First Aid necessary?

First Aid is the initial assistance or care of a suddenly sick or injured person. It is the vital initial care we all feel an impulse to give as soon as possible after an accident or illness. Not every incident requiring first aid will be a life and death situation and, most commonly, first aid knowledge is used to manage minor injuries at home or work. This prompt care and attention prior to the arrival of an ambulance can sometimes mean the difference between life and death, or between a full or partial recovery.

What is First Aid Level 1?

First Aid Level 1 training is for persons required to assess the emergency situation, to provide basic life support and basic First Aid in order to stabilise patients prior to the arrival of Emergency Services. People that have undergone First Aid Level 1 training will be 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 a life-threatening situation and treat common injuries.

What does the Act say?

The General Safety Regulations, 1986 states that ‘an employer shall take all reasonable steps that are necessary under the circumstances, to ensure that persons at work receive prompt first aid treatment in case of injury or emergency.’ ‘All reasonable steps’ should include the training of employees in First Aid (done by a recognised training provider). Employees and other persons at the workplace are entitled to receive prompt, efficient first aid treatment without unnecessary delay.

What Does the Department of Labour Say About the Training Duration?

Minimum Duration:

a) 16 Hours training                                         b) 2 Hours evaluation

Total 18 Hours.

Theoretical and Practical Training and Evaluation:

a) Training on a 50% theoretical and 50% practical basis.
b) Evaluation on at least 30% theoretical and 50% practical basis.

c) Compulsory CPR evaluation.

How Do You Cover the 16 Hours Required By the Department of Labour?

The department requires that we divide our training equally into theoretical and practical training. That means that we need to do 8 hours theory and 8 hours practical.

How Will You Do This All in One Day?

Once you’ve enrolled and paid for your course, we will email you your manual, a workbook and links to practical training videos. We will leave the theory and some practical in your capable hands. In class, on the day of training, we will spend time recapping all the theoretical information and then spend the rest of the time on practical. If you feel you need more time we will gladly let you come back on a scheduled practical day to complete the course.

On the Day of the Course:

Make sure you bring your completed workbook in hardcopy as well as your manual.

Course Content:

Emergency scene management
Anatomy & physiology
First aid procedures
Emergency situations & common injuries


1 Day

(08:00 to 18:00)


Completion of workbook.

Practical demonstration of first aid skills.


Drum Beat Academy Certificate (registered Dep. Labour)