Emergency Care Level One

Emergency Medical Care One (First Aid Level One) is an outcome based programme designed for lay rescuers of our community and complies with the requirements for the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The focus is on injuries that are most likely to occur in daily life. The programme provides students with the necessary knowledge to effectively manage an emergency with confidence and without fear or confusion.

Students receive a course outline, manual, and CPR key ring pouch (equipped with a CPR mouth piece and a set of gloves). Training is conducted at the school premises for ease of logistics.

Learning Outcomes:

  • General principles of emergency care
  • Contents of a first aid kit
  • Patient assessment techniques
  • Adult & Child CPR and choking
  • Shock
  • Wounds, bleeding and bandaging
  • Burns
  • Unconsciousness and fainting
  • Fractures and splinting
  • Head and spinal injuries

A detailed course outline can be provided on request.

Time Allocation:

16 hours of contact time is required by the department of labour for this programme, this adds up to 2 days.


Students are continuously assessed on practical skills throughout the programme and need to be signed competent on all skill by completion of contact time allocated.

Students must achieve competency in all practical skills and a 50% mark on the theoretical component to receive certification.


Students receive an Emergency Medical Care Level One Certificate on successful completion of the assessment process. The certificate is valid for a period of 3 years, and is accredited by the National Department of Labour.

For more info contact us: training@essmedical.co.za or 072 138 1280