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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Render basic first aid in an office workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113929  Render basic first aid in an office workplace 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Insurance and Investment   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-06-26  2010-06-26  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-06-26   2014-06-26  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
120496  Provide risk-based primary emergency care/first aid in the workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Legislation requires every workplace to have employees trained in First Aid. This Unit Standard provides a broad introduction first aid as a means of creating a caring office environment. The focus is knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in relation to the learner`s own context and experience of the world of work.

Qualifying learners are capable of:
  • Recognising and dealing with minor medical emergencies and first aid situations in an office workplace.
  • Identifying the cause of and treating a bleeding wound.
  • Recognising the symptoms of and treating an injured person for shock.
  • Recognising and immobilising a fracture.
  • Explaining the procedures that apply when someone is injured or falls ill at work 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this Unit Standard. Learners should:
  • Hold a GETC or equivalent qualification, or
  • Be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy NQF level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is minor emergencies in an office workstation or situation.
  • Minor medical emergencies include, but are not limited to, fainting, bleeding nose, cuts, bruises, sprains, choking, particle in the eye and hyperventilation.
  • Medical conditions include, but are not limited to, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, epilepsy and convulsions.
  • Methods for controlling bleeding include direct pressure, elevation and rest.
  • Dealing with an emergency includes communicating what the emergency is and where the casualty is situated in the workplace, requesting assistance, administering basic first aid, reassuring and calming the patient and requesting information about how the injury occurred for reporting purposes.
  • Types of wound include, but are not limited to, hand and a wound with an embedded object
  • Shock due to injury and trauma.
  • Health and safety policies should reflect the Code of Good Practice for HIV/AIDS outlined in the Government Gazette 21815 of 1 December 2000 and the reporting procedures required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Recognise and deal with minor medical emergencies and first aid situation in an office workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The location of the organisation`s first aid box or station is known and an indication is given of what first aid equipment is available on site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The telephone numbers for the emergency services in the area of the workplace are known or accessed from readily available information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A priority action approach to manage a first aid event is outlined for a sudden illness or injury in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The signs and symptoms associated with minor medical emergencies are identified and appropriate first aid is administered for three different scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Risks in a first aid situation are identified and steps are taken to reduce or minimise the risk in an office situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. A casualty is checked for responsiveness, breathing and circulation, the visible vital signs and first aid is administered to deal with life threatening conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Basic first aid is administered to deal with an authentic first aid situation in an office workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Medical conditions that could result in an emergency are identified and an indication is given of what the first aider should handle and what should be referred immediately to a hospital. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Situations in which it may be necessary to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) are described and the procedure is demonstrated on a first aid demonstration dummy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the cause of and treat a bleeding wound. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The Universal Infection Control Procedures are applied in treating a bleeding wound with reference to an organisation`s health and safety policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A wound is checked for foreign objects and serious bleeding is controlled using the most appropriate method. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The correct procedure for treating a bleeding wound is explained and demonstrated for two different types of wound. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The steps to be taken following an occupational accident are outlined with reference to the organisation`s health and safety policy and the management of occupational exposure to HIV and other blood pathogens and access to post-exposure prophylactics. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Recognise the symptoms of and treat an injured person for shock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The signs and symptoms that indicate a person is in shock are described accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The correct procedure for the treatment of shock in two different situations is demonstrated and an indication is given of why the treatment is necessary. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Recognise and immobilise a fracture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The signs and symptoms that indicate a possible fracture are described with reference to open and closed fractures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The procedures for treating a fracture are known and a limb is immobilised using available materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. An indication is given of why it is dangerous to move an injured person. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Know and understand procedures that apply when someone is injured or falls ill at work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Safety precautions indicated in an organisation`s health and safety policy are known and explained and an indication is given of the consequences of non-compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Procedures for reporting and recording injuries at work are known and demonstrated and the implications of not following procedures are understood in the work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Procedures to be followed if the injury could lead to a claim against worker`s compensation under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 130 of 1993 (as amended) are known and the implications of not following the procedures are understood with reference to the payment of medical expenses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The use of gloves and mouthpieces is demonstrated and an indication is given of why first aiders are required to use this equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The name and contact details of the appropriate authority to be contacted in cases of emergencies in the workplace is known and brief report is written about the incident. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with the relevant ETQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    A learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses show that responsible decisions have been made in administering appropriate first aid for different scenarios. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    A learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a community by assisting colleagues with minor medical emergencies and first aid situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    A learner is able to organise and manage his/her activities responsibly and effectively in using a priority action approach to manage a first aid event. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    A learners is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in identifying the signs and symptoms associated with minor medical emergencies and administering appropriate first aid and identifying risks in a first aid situation and taking steps to reduce or minimise the risk in an office situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    A learner is able to communicate effectively in communicating what the emergency is and where the casualty is situated in the workplace, requesting assistance, administering basic first aid, reassuring and calming the patient, requesting information about how the injury occurred for reporting purposes and compiling a brief report on the incident. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Elective  48783   National Certificate: Financial Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  48494   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Quality Assuring Bodies have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. CKP Development Agency cc 
    2. CROSS-SECTORAL PROVIDER 
    3. faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Livwell Training Institute (pty) Ltd 
    5. RICHTEK CAMPUS. UMFOLOZI COLLEGE 



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