Training for South African Domestic Workers

Domestic Worker

Employers should always try to give their employees opportunities to better themselves and, likewise, employees should constantly try to better themselves. Domestic workers can do this by undertaking training that will allow them to become an asset to the household.

There are a myriad of different types of training each claiming to be better than the last. The key to being an indispensable domestic worker is selecting the correct training that will be beneficial to both the domestic worker and their employers.  Some of the most useful training includes childcare, CPR and first aid training as well as cooking lessons.

Childcare training is an umbrella term that describes any type of training that allows a person to take better care of, teach or nurture children. Generally, the training consists of dos and don’ts about taking care of babies and children. There is a large demand in the market for domestic workers who have this type of training under their aprons and, of course, it gives employers peace of mind knowing that the person who is responsible for their children is as well-equipped as possible.

The same goes for CPR training. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an emergency procedure that is used to restore blood flow to the brain and heart when a person’s heart has stopped beating or their breathing has ceased or is irregular. Being able to do CPR allows a domestic worker to be able to take action in an emergency situation and possibly save a life. This is very useful training to have when children care form part of a domestic worker’s job description.

Closely related to this is first aid training that is vitally important in emergency situations. Knowing what to do in an emergency means that the domestic worker can approach everyday with confidence in their abilities to cope with any medical crisis and employers are assured that their children are in the best hands possible.

A last, less crucial, type of training is cooking lessons. Being able to whip up an amazing meal is guaranteed to please both the employer and domestic worker. Cooking lessons can provide a domestic worker with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to create culinary masterpieces that form the basis of a healthy balanced diet that is bound to keep everyone smiling.

Give some thought to sending your domestic worker to a few training courses and, if you are a domestic worker, consider undertaking some training. It’s a small investment in your future that’s bound to have a big impact.

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