COVID -19 WHO IS AT HIGHER RISK EXPOSURE?
You’re at high risk for contracting Coronavirus/SARS-CoV-2 if you come into contact with someone who’s carrying it, especially if you’ve been exposed to their saliva or been near them when they’ve coughed, sneezed, or talked.
Without taking proper preventive measures, you are also at high risk if you:
• live with someone who has contracted the virus
• are providing home care for someone who has contracted the virus
• have an intimate partner who has contracted the virus
Older adults and people with certain health conditions have a higher risk for severe complications if they contract the virus. Some examples of these health conditions may include:
• lung conditions, such as asthma
• certain heart conditions
• immune system conditions
• cancer that requires treatment
• other health conditions, if not well-managed, such as diabetes, kidney disease, or liver disease
Pregnant women have a higher risk of complications from other viral infections, but it’s not yet known if this is the case with COVID-19.
ETS COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS
Encourage people to stay home when they are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms.
COVID-19 awareness signages are displayed visibly in the premises.
Risk assessment briefing conducted.
Personal protective equipment procured and issued to those at work.
Sanitizers and disinfectants are available at the suitable areas and classrooms.
Classroom seating arranged for persons to sit at least 1.5 m apart.
Temperature test and screening registers are in place.
Screening personnel identified and briefing conducted.
The frequency of cleaning common areas is increased, rest rooms, door handles, surfaces, etc.
The positive behavior of individuals and collective commitment will help us to prevent or delay the spread of coronavirus at our workplace.
ETS FIRE INSTRUCTOR SHARES HER JOURNEY IN THE FIRE INDUSTRY
Whether Fire – Fighting, Search and Rescue or the Medical field? All I knew was that I wanted to help others. Growing up I loved biology, understanding how the human body works, how order is needed to ensure survival and why all life mattered. It wasn’t just biology that I loved but chemistry and physics, geography and mathematics as well. I somehow understood that “who, what, why, where and how” were important in order to understand how to preserve life.
When I attended Basic Ambulance Assistant course right after finishing high school, I got to know more about the human anatomy and physiology, stuff like – lungs are the only organ in the human body that floats on water! Soon after BAA I completed Fire Fighter I and II as well as Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness and Operational level. This is where chemistry and physics plays an important role in development of the IAP, to safely mitigate risks presented by the hazards found on emergency scenes. Fire and Emergency Services Instructor course allowed me to share and educate others on why life is important and why safety is critical to preserve it.
Good teachers are to education what education is to all other professions – the indispensable element, the sunlight and oxygen, the foundation on which everything else is built. That is why a fire and rescue instructor must posess certain characteristics and the career (not job) requires a person that;
• Demonstrates confidence
• Focuses on important stuff
• Encourages students and never criticizes them
• Inspires the students and motivates them
• Imparts moral values and values of life
• Stays impartial to all students
• Incorporates good communication skills and discipline
Practice, patience and perseverance will ensure your students have learned exactly what they came to training for, to ignite that passion or to re-discover their zeal for helping others. Above all, “a good fire and rescue instructor is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others”.
I thought I chose this field, but this field of helping those in need and helping those who want to help others chose me; whether I was working operational or working educational I’ve always known what my heart longed to do. This career chooses the energetic willing to sweat, ever courageous always inquisitive, the passionate but most importantly, the selfless people and of course – the “Semper Paratus” type of people.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ACCREDITED BY QCTO AS A SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROVIDER?
Accreditation in training and education is a type of quality assurance process under which services and operations of educational institutions or programs are evaluated and verified by an external body to determine if applicable and recognized standards are met.
ETS Emergency Training Solutions (Pty) is accredited by the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations as a Skills Development Provider for Occupational Qualification: Fire Fighter.
Responsibilities of an accredited Skills Development Provider
An accredited SDP must, in respect of the occupational qualification or part qualification for which it is accredited:
a) Develop or source and maintain appropriate or relevant learner support materials for the relevant curriculum components.
b) Provide occupational learning as specified in the relevant curriculum document.
c) Have competent human resources, financial and physical resources to provide learning and internal assessments relevant to the curriculum document
d) Conduct internal assessment, as specified in the relevant curriculum document.
e) Internally moderate at least 25% of internal assessment
f) Issue statements of results to learners for components completed to enable competent learners to register for the external integrated summative assessment.
g) Report on the performance of learners in the form and manner required by the QCTO.
h) Adhere to any monitoring and evaluation activities as prescribed by the QCTO.
I) Keep learner information and performance records in a manner that complies with QCTO requirements.
j) Enroll learners for the external assessment in the form and manner required by the AQP.
Renew accreditation with the QCTO if so required
NEWSFLASH! ETS IS AN AFFILIATED MEMBER WITH THE RESUSCITATION COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA!!
The Resuscitation Council of SA promotes CPR training to the public and health professions alike. Because effective CPR can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, this skill demands training and practice. ETS Emergency Training Solutions now has renewed its membership with the Rescus Council till June 2022.
How are entries in the Hazardous Materials Table displayed?
• (A) In order of risk?
• (B) In order of quantities being shipped?
• (C) In alphabetical order by proper shipping names?
|Thato Mohapi 05/Jul/2020||Themba Gumede 09/Jul/2020|
|Frank Madiba 18/Jul/2020||Nompumelelo Vani 18/Jul/2020|
|Souleymane Tchouta 18/Jul/2020||Prince Makele 18/Jul/2020|
|Dinah Ramolosi 21/Jul/2020||Lawrence Bokwana 27/Jul/2020|
|Bafana Djande 28/Jul/2020||Desmond Mthwalo 31/Jul/2020|
|Gift Zwane 31/Jul/2020|
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