FIRST AID

Webster's Dictionary states that "First Aid is the emergency treatment given to someone ill or wounded."  We will teach you how to respond to an emergency that requires First Aid treatment, such as choking, seizures, bleeding, shock, breaks, and sprains.

All employers who are subject to the Occupational Health & Safety Act must comply with Regulation 1101 under Section 3 of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.

The Life Saving Company is an official provider of the following CERT, Vital Response and EMS First Aid programs, which are approved by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) / Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC):

  • Standard First Aid / CPR: 2 day program, Instruction Time: 13 hours (minimum)

  • Emergency First Aid / CPR: 1 day program, Instruction Time:  6.5 hours

The Life Saving Company will provide you with consultation regarding workplace requirements for First Aid kits and emergency planning for any size company, group, or organization.

Basic requirements of a First Aid kit, according to WSIB Regulation 1101, Section 8, are as follows:

  1. Current edition of a standard First Aid manual

  2. Card of safety pins

  3. Dressings consisting of:
    -  12 adhesive dressings individually wrapped
    -  4 sterile gauze pads, 3 inches square
    -  2 field dressings, 4 inches square or 2 four-inch sterile bandage compresses
    -  1 triangular bandage

WHMIS

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is Canada's national hazard communication standard. The key elements of the system are cautionary labelling of containers of WHMIS "controlled products", the provision of material safety data sheets (MSDSs) and worker education and training programs.

Upon completion of this program, every participant will have the knowledge to recognize all WHMIS symbols and the dangers associated with them.

The Life Saving Company is proud to offer a Workplace Hazardous Material Information Systems (WHMIS) Program, approved by the Ministry of Labour and The Public Services Health & Safety Association.