Sign up today for Basic and Intermediate first aid courses

Spots still available for December courses but filling up fast!

Nov. 15, 2022 — Construction Safety Nova Scotia is encouraging members to sign up now for December first aid courses. We are seeing an influx of registrants for these courses and spots are filling up fast. Our Basic First Aid curriculum (formerly Emergency First Aid) and Intermediate First Aid (previously Standard First Aid) clearly outlines all regulatory requirements for employers and what is needed today to be in compliance.

As of June of this year, the provincial government updated the Workplace Health and Safety Regulations to include first aid. Our course content reflects the regulatory changes, including:

  • Reference to the Regulations and CSA Z1220
  • Assisting with Medication
  • Workplace first aid kits and equipment requirements
  • Effective means of communication
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Workplace first aider in an OH&S management system
  • Workplace Health & Safety Regulations (WHSR) were amended June 13, 2022 to include First Aid (Part 4)
  • Mental Health

The changes are being made as part of a Canada-wide initiative to harmonizing first aid training and kit requirements across the country. Businesses that work in multiple jurisdictions will now only have to meet one standard for first aid kits and training, rather than having to meet different regulations for different jurisdictions.

First aid training certificates that were issued before regulatory changes went into effect in June 2022 are valid until they expire. However, first aid kits that meet the current requirements are in compliance only until June 13, 2023.

Click here for a helpful guide from the government.

SIGN UP FOR THE COURSES HERE  OR CALL 902-468-6696 (TOLL FREE: 1-800-971-3888)