The School will put and keep in place reasonably practicable measures and safeguards to protect the personal and physical well-being of its staff, pupils and visitors.
All workplaces with 10 or more employees are required by law to provide persons with prompt first aid treatment in the case of injury or emergency (Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993, GSR 3). All areas on campus should thus have trained first aiders and first aid kits. AISJ’s is proud to have a diverse team of qualified First Aiders. These designated persons can provide emergency first aid, but should not be treated as an alternative to professional medical services. Please familiarize yourself with the appointed first aiders.
List of appointed First Aiders
Workplace – Name of designated first aider.
First aid boxes
AISJ do have equipped first aid boxes in all areas of campus, as specified by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (1993).
The number of First Aid kits and the contents will vary according to different needs. It depends on the type of work/activities (office work / field work / handling chemicals / handling machinery / etc.) and associated injuries that are likely, and number of people in the building or department.
The manager of each section/ department/ division or the residence should ensure that a First Aid kit is present:
- Signage indicates where it is.
- First Aiders in or near the building are listed beside it.
- First Aid Register is kept in it, to record details of first aid incidents: date, name of first aider, name of casualty (person receiving first aid), type of injury, first aid item(s) used.
- Designate the building First Aider(s) (or other responsible person) to maintain the kit (guidelines on where to get First Aid Supplies - full kits and refills).
Minimum contents of a First Aid Box
General Safety Regulations - Annexure
(Note Regulation 3: In the case of shops and offices, the quantities stated under items 1, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 17, and 18 may be reduced by half)
- Wound cleaner / antiseptic (100 ml).
- Swabs for cleaning wounds
- Cotton wool for padding (100 g)
- Sterile gauze (minimum quantity 10)
- 1 pair of forceps (for splinters)
- 1 pair of scissors (minimum size 100 mm)
- 1 set of safety pins
- 4 triangular bandages
- 4 roller bandages (75 mm x 5 m)
- 4 roller bandages (100 mm x 5 m)
- 1 roll of elastic adhesive (25 mm x 3 m)
- 1 non-allergenic adhesive strip (25 mm x 3 m)
- 1 packet of adhesive dressing strips (minimum quantity, 10 assorted sizes)
- 4 first aid dressings (75 mm x 100 mm)
- 4 first aid dressings (150 mm x 200 mm)
- 2 straight splints
- 2 pairs large and 2 pairs medium disposable latex gloves
- 2 CPR mouth pieces or similar devices
NB: No person may dispense medicine (e.g. headache tablets, cough mixture, any other oral medicine) unless authorized to do so under the Pharmacy Act (53 of 1974) as amended, and the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act (101 of 1965) as amended.
Articles used for first aid purposes should always be replaced as soon as possible.
The designated first aider should perform monthly inspections of the first aid box in the workplace to ensure that the boxes contain the prescribed ‘‘minimum content’’.
A checklist will be provided in each box to ensure compliance with the prescription.
Items contained in the box should also be inspected for expiry dates; expired items should be discarded and replaced immediately.
A first aid register will also be kept in each box and must be completed in order to recording of incidents.
Twice per annum all of the above need to be checked by the school nurse (health professional).
AISJ’s is also proud to have an equipped Medical Center on campus.
A qualified nurse will be available at the center when medical care is needed or when emergencies occur.
Parents are requested to inform the school (the teacher or school nurse in a written form) of any medical condition that a learner may have. When a learner needs to carry a doctor’s prescription with him/her, the parent(s) must provide both the learner and the supervising educator with a copy of the prescription. If a learner takes medicine and will need it in the course of a school activity, the parent(s) must see to it that the learner has sufficient quantities of the medication with him/her for the duration of the school activity. If parents require the school to administer certain medicine to their child, they to inform the school nurse at the medical center.
If learners sustain injuries or fall ill during a school activity and need medical treatment, the supervising teacher must:
- take all necessary steps to liaise with the school nurse and when necessary with the parents concerned;
- establish whether permission is needed for such medical treatment if the parents cannot be contacted.
- It is further understood, recognized and accepted by the parent and child that, while the school will take every precaution to ensure that medication is stored safely, neither the school
- nor the staff can assume responsibility for the safekeeping of medicines or medical equipment, nor for any consequences of medicines or medical equipment falling into the hands of other learners.
- All teachers and staff must make certain of the standard preventative measures in dealing with blood or body fluids.