What first aid level do we require?
According to Regulation 1101, all workplaces in Ontario covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) must provide first aid training to their employees.The required training depends on the number of people working per shift at a workplace:
How do I determine what level my company requires?
All first aid courses come with CPR Training. The level you require depends on if you have a workplace with children or babies present. There are three levels to choose from.
What does my industry require?
Certain industries, accreditation colleges, or government regulations dictate which certification is required. Examples are:
If you are unsure of what level you require, please email us at email@example.com and we can assist in getting you the right certification level for your industry.
How many first aiders does my company require?
Every workplace (whether it has only one employee or more) is required to have someone trained in First Aid and onsite. Durham First Aid Inc. suggests you have multiple people trained, to ensure that someone is there to cover breaks, vacation, sick days etc.As per WSIB there is no required ratio of trained first aiders to total employees under Regulation 1101. Workplaces must have at least one person on site at all times who has a valid first aid certificate (according to the number of people working per shift). A first aider should be able to reach an injured person within two minutes.
How long is a certification valid for?
First Aid Certifications are valid for 3 years. Before expiration, a recertification (renewal course) is require.To qualify for a Standard First Aid & CPR Recertification Course you must meet the following criteria:
Emergency First Aid in Ontario can not be recertified, the full Certification course (6.5-8 hours) must be taken again.
Your CPR is recertified with your First Aid Certification, and will be valid for another three years (Levels A & C).
For Health Care Providers that hold a BLS (Health Care Provider) CPR certification are required to train annually. If you have taken a Standard or an Emergency First Aid and CPR/AED Level BLS course, you will have received 2 certifications one for First Aid and CPR/AED Level C valid for three years, and your BLS valid for only 1 year. You can recertify just the CPR – BLS with no first aid component in a condensed 2-2.5 hour course)
I’m still confused as to what level to take…
We understand, call us at 905-240-0092 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you out.