Red Cross First Aid Training Now Available through ABL Employment in Ontario!
Our occupational Wellness Manager, Carla Villalta, is a certified Red Cross instructor. She is able to provide our client companies with the opportunity to get onsite First Aid training for your staff conducted at your own worksite, or at our ABL head-office location in Waterdown, Ontario. ABL Employment will work with you to make this an affordable and accessible option to get your teams’ First Aid certification requirements completed or updated.
Benefits Of Our Blended Program:
- Content & certificate for the Blended courses (both online time and in-class time required) is the same as traditional courses.
- Participants spend about half the time in-class compared to tradition training.
- ABL’s Occupational Wellness Manager (a National Red Cross First Aid Instructor) comes to your worksite.
First Aid Training & Certificate Fees:
** pricing valid until December 31st, 2020
Onsite training with a minimum of 3 and maximum 10 participants per course:
Update on COVID-19’s impact on First Aid Requirements:
People with First Aid/CPR certificates that would have expired as of March 1, 2020 are now extended to December 31, 2020. In-person training is now being permitted, and can now resume delivering blended training with a portion offered via on-line.
WorkSafeBC has extended first aid certificates with expiry dates between March 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020. These certificates will now be acceptable in the workplace for 180 days beyond their original expiry date. Certificates will not be reprinted, and no further action is needed from either first aid attendants or employers to qualify for an extension.
Training must be delivered by a WSIB AND WorkSafeBC approved first aid training provider : ABL’s Occupational Wellness Manager Carla Villalta, through the Canadian Red Cross, is an approved provider across Canada.
What First Aid Training is A Workplace Required To Provide?
In Ontario, the required training depends on the number of people working per shift at a workplace:
For workplaces with five or fewer people working on any one shift, at least one must have an emergency first aid certificate. For workplaces with six or more people working on any shift, at least one must have a standard first aid certificate.
In British Columbia, the required level of training is based on how long it takes to transport an injured person to a hospital and the number of workers per shift.
Most first aid certificates are valid for a maximum of three years.
DID YOU KNOW QUICK FACTS:
1) Where should you have first aid stations? How many should you have?
When you have multiple buildings, you should treat each building as an individual workplace. All vehicles used for work purposes, including personal vehicles, should also have a first aid kit and supplies.
2) What are the requirements for workers who work off-site or in small crews?
The first aid requirements for employees working off-site are the same as for employees working on-site
All work crews must have adequate first aid supplies and a trained first aider according to the size of the crew and in B.C. “according to location”.
Get More Information
If you would like more information on how ABL can help you with your employee First Aid training requirements, (including the new “Preventing Disease Transmission In the Workplace” course), please complete the form below, or call one of our ABL office locations!