How to Start a First Aid Business

In any business, you can find some first aid safety products for the benefit of the employees. This is most specially needed for those whose work always put their lives and safety at risks.

The demand for such products then makes it a potential business offering.

Each time an accident happens, the company wants to know how to deal and handle it in the fastest possible time for the welfare of their employees. Hence, this poses the importance of these fire and safety products which can also mean as a good item to sell for business. This is the top priority when you start a first aid business. You should have the proper training and certification since you will be teaching others CPR and first aid. You surely cannot be credible if you yourself are not certified. As for your own personal training, you can just settle for the basic first aid and CPR certification and the training paramedics if you want to have a higher type of certification.

Identifying Your Competitors

If you think that in your locality, you know some other business who offer the same first aid business, then get to know them more. To lessen the stiff competition, you must be able to come up with services that they cannot provide so that you would still have the majority of the customer base of the entire competition. Expand your reach and make the most out of your marketing strategies as well. You have to plan your services well and know your specific target market. You must do thorough research with the nature of the competition so that you would get to know more each of your client’s needs. With this, you can purchase the right equipment to sell so as to target precisely what your client exactly is looking for.

Create a Website for Effective Marketing

In this modern world of today, to come up with an online site is really an effective way to do your marketing for your First aid business. This can be efficient for clients to contact you, place orders and schedule all the services that you would render to your potential clients. You can also make it a very interactive site by letting them pay for the first aid products directly upon access. This would help you reach out for a wider range of market that cannot access your physical shop conveniently.

Once your site is up and running, you must then consider mixing it with some old school ways of advertising like placing ads in other business publications or maybe pay a personal visit to various offices and leave a business card. It can also help if you can spread out the official brochure of your business. Just make sure that in it, you have included all the pertinent details about your business to possibly answer all their queries along the way. Above all, make a very thorough marketing plan to make things going smooth and well all the time.


  • SHELLY NEL said on March 22, 2011
    How do I start a Basic First Aid Instructor small business in south africa? I am registered with the HPCSA as a medic
  • tshepo said on June 28, 2012
    hi i really want to start my own first aid business and i would be happy if you assist me
  • michael timmons said on August 19, 2012
    I am a firefighter/Paramedic in Washington dc for 17 years. I teach cpr, acls pediatric advanced life support as well as advanced medical life support and i am interested in opening a training center in south africa.
  • Leake lennet Tsoka said on October 2, 2012
    Hi, i'm living in RSA, Gauteng province, Tsakane location 1905 Bomvana street, i'm a qualified Basic Ambulance assistant registered with HPCSA. I Want to start my first aid company, can you please guide me about that
  • Joyce Mvula said on December 20, 2012
    I'm currently an emergency care technician and I want to open a mobile first Aid company I am also qualified as an assasor. I'm located in Johannesburg Gauteng province in South Africa. plz hep!
  • Ekraam Isaacs said on January 22, 2013
    Hi i have completed all the requirements to start my first aid business i am looking for good prices on mannequins, adults and babies, detachable rubber faces and AED. Thank u
  • Busi said on May 20, 2013
    Good day I need guidance on what I need to do to start a first Aid school in my town I am an advance Life support paramedic who is doing final year of BTech in Emergency Medical care. I work as a. Lecturer paramedic currently.
  • bernadine du toit said on May 21, 2013
    I'm in port elizabeth south africa how do I start a first aid company ? How do I go about registering it with seta and labour department ? How do I get accreditation ?
  • Nonto said on August 26, 2013
    Hi I would like to start my own business for first aid courses at the moment i am a baa instructor. How much you will charge me for assisting. Kind Regards Nonto
  • Khutso Mahloklo said on December 28, 2013
    Hi I just have first aid level 3 and I'm interested in opening my own 1st aid training academy. I don't have grade 12. Do I qualify. If I do. Can u please help me open my own academy
  • Michael Mpho mlambo said on January 4, 2014
    hi i would like to start my business for first aid courses currently i have ils paramedic and qualified safety officer so and i am registered with HPCSA .So where do i need to register my company to be credited company at south africa so that i can give first aid
  • Jaydene Phillips said on February 2, 2014
    Hi i'm looking for instructors in jhb, kzn and cpt to work part time for existing First aid and CPR company. contact me for more info:
  • tshego said on July 13, 2014
    i want to open first aid training center what do i need
  • Tanya James said on September 8, 2014
    Good day, I am a Registered Nurse, with previous BLS instructor training [needing to update], a SETA assessor and previously a Clinical Facilitator. I would like to start up my own first aid business, providing first aid training and first aid kits. Where do I start? Looking forward to your guidance. Regards
  • busi said on January 26, 2015
    does anybody know where I can hire manikins for first aid training.
  • Marcelle Marti said on April 2, 2015
    I'd like to conduct first aid training. I have a nursing background. How do I go about?
  • JOHN said on May 31, 2015
  • Tshepo said on April 13, 2016
    I'm in south africa how do I start a first aid company ? How do I go about registering it with seta and labour department ? How do I get accreditation ?
  • Milton Chili said on February 20, 2019
    I have a level 3 for first aid and would like to start my own training school. Please advise me, I'm based in the UK but planning to come back to South Africa
  • Tshiamo Mashaba said on May 7, 2020
    Hi I'm Tshiamo Mashaba from Rustenburg and I was interested in opening my own first aid business or company where can I start


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