The DAN Basic Life Support (BLS) course will not only train divers and non-divers to resuscitate an injured person with a circulatory arrest, but can also prevent a person from getting in that condition. External bleeding, choking and shock can lead to severe circulatory and respiratory problems. The course will prepare you to react in the correct way, when accidents happen.

The DAN First Aid course represents training designed to  providing first aid to adult victims with non-immediately life-threatening injuries and is taught together with the BLS course. In a real accident situation first aid skills are the next step after providing effective basic life support.


  • Home study of the materials and completion of the knowledge development sections for BLS + 3 hours practical training in the classroom (skills development)
  • Home study of the materials and completion of the knowledge development sections for First Aid + 5 hours practical
  • Time spent reviewing the examination with each participant to ensure 100% understanding of the material.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age of 12 years
  • Completion of all required paperwork
  • Participants must complete the examination with a minimum passing score of
    80 percent.

Aim of the Course:

  • Entry-level training designed to educate persons in providing BLS techniques to adult victims with life-threatening injuries, while activating the local medical services.
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to provide BLS to adult victims through several first aid techniques that support (or might restore) life.
  • Learn and practice skills needed to provide first aid to adults in non-immediately life-threatening situations (or after having provided BLS in life threatening situations).
  • Learn several techniques that relieve pain, stop injury from getting worse and determine the type of injury or illness.

Qualifications of graduates:

At the end of the course the BLS provider will be able to recognise an emergency, activate the EMS and provide CPR, while waiting for an automated external defibrillator (AED) or advanced life support to arrive at the scene of the accident.

Cost: R1600*