In any working environment, employees can be injured or fall ill whilst performing their duties. Regardless of whether or not their injuries (or illness) were caused as a result of the work they perform, it is the duty of the employer to ensure they receive immediate and appropriate medical attention.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act No 85 of 1993 as amended by the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act No 181 of 1993 states that an employer must take all reasonable steps that are necessary under the circumstances to ensure that employees in the workplace receive prompt first aid treatment in the event of injury or medical emergency.
The Act also states that when:
St John First Aid training:
NB - registered employers can claim training costs or part thereof from the SETA.