For workplace regulation requirements, it is important to contact your organization body that oversees workplace health and safety (ie. WSIB in Ontario) and have them assist you. If you are not sure which workplace course you need, as a general rule, you should do the 2 Day – Standard First Aid CPR/AED course.
All employers covered by the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act (WSIA) must follow the first aid requirements in Regulation 1101 (PDF).
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. This program is 8 hours long and is offered by organizations across the province.
- For workplaces with six or more people working on any shift, at least one must have a standard first aid cpr certificate.
If your workplace falls under federal jurisdiction such as Transportation (Airlines, Trucking, Shipping) or other services such as RCMP or Canadian Border Services, then you do not fall under jurisdiction of Worksafe BC and will require Standard First Aid or Emergency First Aid. RCMP and Border Services both prefer the 16 hour Standard First Aid course.