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Sec 3 of The General Safety Regulations,  require EVERY EMPLOYER to ensure at least one qualified first aider is available where more than 10 people are employed, and for each block of 50 people employed. Where more than 5 people are employed at a workplace, the employer shall ensure the availability of a prescribed first-aid box for such workplace.

Yet, Sec 3 (1) of same Regulations require "An employer shall take all reasonable steps which are necessary under the circumstances,  to ensure that persons at work receive prompt first-aid treatment in case of injury or emergency." So what do you do when you have 8 employees? or even 4? Who operates the First Aid Box if you don't a trained first-aider as you have more than 5 but less than 10 employees? What does " ensure.....receive prompt first-aid..." mean?
For this very reason, you should always receive a set of Level 1 First Aid Posters with your Safety File, regardless of whether you have a trained first aider or not, regardless of whether you have more than the prescribed minimum employees or not. The posters are a reasonable step, to allow even someone without first aid training to have a clear reference on how to treat the basic emergencies. While waiting for professional help to arrive - anything less would not be "prompt" as is required by the Regulations.
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Fire Safety at the workplace is governed by SANS 10400; SANS 1475 part 1 and SANS 10105 read with by-laws from local authorities, and the OHS Act.
The correct Fire Safety Equipment is required on all premises, with the required Fire Alarm, and Evacuation Plan. For this reason, Fire Fighting and Fire Marshal courses are regarded as minimum standards, or minimum reasonable steps. A Lack of Fire-Safety can hold dire consequences, not only for loss of life of injury, but also financial losses. Both in law-suits which may be filed, but also due to insurance houses who will rely on the  legal principle of ex lege and Kerr's Classification to deny your claims.
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