First Aid

First Aid Training Update

Sadly, we are not able to instruct the First Aid Courses yet. We will have to renovate our office in order to do First Aid Training again here at our site, and we do not anticipate being able to do so until the fall at the earliest. Also, once we do so, we will also likely have smaller class sizes until the pandemic is over and we can then re-evaluate at that time.

Lastly, we are not at a point where we have figured out how to instruct all of the skills for the First Aid within the COVID-19 guidelines, in particular this will be more challenging for the TE and OFA Level 3 courses, which demand much more person to person contact. We need to make new safe work practices in order for that to happen (for both instructors and students), and to be honest, we have been too busy trying to get our safe work practices and training for our own crews to allow them to get back to work, and now in preparing for the fire season to spend time on that aspect of our COVID-19 planning. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

***Short term extensions of Occupational First Aid Certificates as per WorkSafeBC ***

 *Update As British Columbia begins to open its doors, accessibility to first aid training will increase across the province.  It is the expectation that those with expired certificates will seek recertification as soon as safe training is available.  Meanwhile, to further accommodate physical distancing and safe practices, WorkSafeBC has extended certificates that have an expiry date 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. First Aid Attendants and employers do not need to take any actions to qualify for the extensions.

WorkSafeBC will continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and recommendations put forth by federal and provincial agencies, and should additional extensions be required we will release further information and direction at that time.  

 

For more course and registration information please choose from the links below:

OFA Level 1
Course Duration: 7 Training Hours

Course Content: CPR and breathing emergencies in adults; first aid for bleeding; sudden illness and injury emergency care skills for the occupational first aid provider.

Who Would Benefit: B.C. provincial business, industry and government agencies with employees that have an occupational requirement to be Level 1 (Emergency) First Aid trained.

Regulations and Guidelines: Meets British Columbia Occupational Health and Safety regulations (OH&S) administered through WorkSafe BC.

Registration Information: Phone: (250) 426-2525 // Email: strategic1@shaw.ca // Register Online: https://strategicfirecontrol.com/events/.

Transportation Endorsement First Aid
Course Duration: 7 Training Hours. This is not a stand-alone program. It is intended to be provided in conjunction with Level 1 First Aid training for British Columbia Provincial workplaces.

Course Content: Supplemental emergency care skills for the occupational level 1 first aid provider in the use of equipment needed for packaging patients due to a major mechanism of injury requiring spinal immobilization.

Who Would Benefit: B.C. provincial business, industry and government agencies with employees that have an occupational requirement for a Transportation Endorsement in conjunction with Level 1 first aid training.

Regulations and Guidelines: Meets British Columbia Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) regulations administered through WorkSafe BC.

Registration Information: Phone: (250) 426-2525 // Email: strategic1@shaw.ca // Register Online: https://strategicfirecontrol.com/events/.

Advanced Level 2 First Aid
Course Duration: 40 Training Hours

Course Content: CPR and breathing emergencies in adults; advanced first aid; use of oxygen equipment; AED; primary and secondary assessment skills; first aid for bleeding; sudden illness and minor injury; return to work protocols and record keeping for the occupational healthcare provider.

Who Would Benefit: B.C. provincial business, industry and government agencies with employees that have an occupational requirement to be Level 2 First Aid trained.

Regulations and Guidelines:
Meets British Columbia Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) regulations administered through WorkSafe BC.

Registration Information: Phone: (250) 426-2525 // Email: strategic1@shaw.ca // Register Online: https://strategicfirecontrol.com/events/.

Advanced Level 3 First Aid
Course Duration: 100 Training Hours

Course Content: CPR and breathing emergencies in adults; advanced first aid; use of oxygen delivery equipment; AED; primary and secondary assessment skills; first aid for bleeding; sudden illness and injury; rapid transport protocols; medical aid protocols; return to work protocols; packaging and spinal immobilization; record keeping; oral reporting and patient transfer skills for the occupational healthcare provider.

Who Would Benefit: B.C. provincial business, industry and government agencies with employees that have an occupational requirement to be Advanced Level 3 Advanced First Aid trained.

Regulations and Guidelines:
Meets British Columbia Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) regulations administered through WorkSafe BC; provincial, and territorial Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) regulations; Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) Canadian Labour Code; Canadian Occupational Health and Safety (COHS) regulation.

Registration Information: Phone: (250) 426-2525 // Email: strategic1@shaw.ca // Register Online: https://strategicfirecontrol.com/events/.

Standard First Aid
Course Duration: 13 Training Hours

Course Content: CPR and breathing emergencies, AED; first aid for bleeding; sudden illness and injury emergency care skills for the occupational first aid provider. The program is intended to be flexible in content and offers adult only CPR or may be combined with infant and child CPR and AED skills to create the standard first aid CPR-A or CPR-C option. The intended audience are persons that are occupational required to have first aid knowledge and skills.

Who Would Benefit: The general public, Canadian business, industry and government agencies with employees that have an occupational requirement to be Standard First Aid trained.

Regulations and Guidelines: Meets provincial, and territorial Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) regulations; Federal Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) Canadian Labour Code; Canadian Occupational Health and Safety (COHS) regulation.

Registration Information: Phone: (250) 426-2525 // Email: strategic1@shaw.ca // Register Online: https://strategicfirecontrol.com/events/.

CPR Pro - BLS for Health Care Providers
Course Duration: (Level C) – 5 Training Hours

Course Content: CPR and breathing emergencies in adults, infants, and children; AED; first aid for bleeding; and emergency care prevention skills such as cardiac arrest, heart attack, stroke, and choking management to the Lay Rescuer guideline. The program is intended to be flexible in content and offers Level A (Adults), or Level B (Infant/Child), or Level C (Adults/Infant/Child) CPR and AED.

Who Would Benefit: Healthcare providers, emergency medical services personnel, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists, firefighters, lifeguards, correctional and police officers, industrial response team, and first responders that have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency based on job responsibilities or regulatory requirements.

Regulations and Guidelines: Meets the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada CPR, Defibrillation, and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Healthcare Provider Guidelines.

Registration Information: Phone: (250) 426-2525 // Email: strategic1@shaw.ca // Register Online: https://strategicfirecontrol.com/events/.

Care Plus CPR & AED
Course Duration: Level A, B, C – 3:15 to 4:20 Training Hours

Course Content:
CPR and AED; emergency care prevention skills such as cardiac arrest, heart attack, stroke, and choking management to the Lay Rescuer guideline. The program is intended to be flexible in content and offers Level A (Adults), or Level B (Infant/Child), or Level C (Adults/Infant/Child) CPR and AED.

Who Would Benefit: This course is designed to prepare the student to manage an infant, child or adult medical emergency. This course is not intended to be used to meet the occupational requirements for childcare facilities.

Regulations and Guidelines: Meets the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada CPR, Defibrillator, and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Lay Rescuer Guidelines.

Registration Information: Phone: (250) 426-2525 // Email: strategic1@shaw.ca // Register Online: https://strategicfirecontrol.com/events/.

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