All divers and diving supervisors are required to hold current First Aid certifications which include:
General First Aid (refreshed every 2 years).
CPR (refreshed or demonstrated every 12 months).
Oxygen Administration (refreshed or demonstrated every 12 months).
First Aid Requirements:
To meet AS/NZS 2299.1:2007. and ADAS requirements, anyone wanting to do an ADAS course, or those who already hold an ADAS certification, are required to have, and maintain, particular First Aid certifications.
As a minimum applicants must have:
Current First Aid qualification (2 yearly re-certification)
Current CPR qualification (12 monthly re-certification or demonstration)
Current Oxygen Administration qualification (12 monthly re-certification or demonstration)
Divers & Supervisors
All divers and attendants shall be trained in first aid so that, as a minimum, they are able to:
(a) control bleeding;
(b) administer 100% oxygen
(c) care for an unconscious patient
(d) carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
The above requirements are met by most general first aid courses leading to certification, incorporating or supplemented by an oxygen administration course.
A dive supervisor shall be trained in first aid to the standard required for a diver.
In addition, a dive supervisor shall be trained in the recognition and first aid management of diving related medical problems, and communicating findings to medical support.
Competency in first aid shall be maintained through regular practice and re-certification every 2 years.
CPR and oxygen resuscitation skills should be demonstrated to a first aid instructor on at least an annual basis.” Your First Aid qualification must be re-certified every 2 years, while your CPR and Oxygen Management qualifications must be demonstrated every 12 months, or a refresher course undertaken every 12 months.
First aid at work
This course is ideal for higher or advanced level hazards (e.g. construction, manufacturing or chemical plants) or where your needs assessment identifies a requirement to provide additional training, covering a broad syllabus including the recognition and treatment of a wider range of conditions.
In addition to the topics covered on an emergency first aid at work course, on completion of training,
successful candidates will be able to:
Administer first aid to a casualty with:
injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries,chest injuries,eye injuries,sudden poisoning an aphylactic shock
Recognize the presence of major illnesses and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes).
Emergency First Aid at Work
This advanced medical course covers a range of Cardiac conditions:
ALS skills,CPR with bag / mask,Oxygen use Medical emergencies,Respiratory & metabolic conditions,Vital signs,Auscultation,ECG's,Cannulation,Toxicology,Trauma medicine,IV infusion with independent assessment at the end of the course.
Certification valid for 2 years
First Aid at Work without Oxygen Admin
Approved First Aid at Work Renewal (without Oxygen Admin)
First Aid at Work (with Oxygen Admin)
First Aid at Work Renewal with Oxygen Admin