Our First Aid & CPR programs are WSIB approved and meet the standards established by Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act.
First Aid Training
STANDARD FIRST AID RECERT POLICY:
The Ontario Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) specifies that Standard First Aid award holders may recertify just once on a SFA recertification course. To renew a SFA certification subsequently, you are required to repeat the full course. Thereafter, you may renew by alternating recertifications and original courses. If your SFA certification is older than three years, you are required to take the full course (not a recert) again.
Emergency First Aid
Emergency First Aid is for people who want a general knowledge of first aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries. Skills include: victim assessment, CPR, choking and what to do for external bleeding, heart attack, stroke wounds and burns. Includes CPR-B certification. Recognized by Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board.
Lifesaving Society Emergency First Aid certification is valid for 36 months from the certification date. Annual re-certification is recommended.
Standard First Aid
Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. Standard First Aid incorporates all of Emergency First Aid and is designed for those who require a more in-depth understanding of first aid including: legal implications of first aid treatment, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, chest injuries, and medical emergencies. Includes CPR-C certification.
Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid certification is valid for 36 months from the certification date. Annual re-certification is recommended.
There are four levels of CPR training – A, B, C and HCP. CPR courses teach the signs, symptoms and care of choking, non-breathing and pulseless victims, risk factors associated with heart disease and how to prevent them or reduce their effects.
CPR-A (Adult) teaches how to do CPR and choking procedures for adults and includes the importance of early defibrillation and how to use an AED.
CPR-B (Adult, Child & Infant) teaches parents, grandparents, babysitters, or child care workers the CPR and choking procedures for adults, children and infants. CPR-B includes the importance of early defibrillation and how to use an AED.
CPR-C (Adult, Child & Infant) covers all aspects of CPR skills and theory for adult, child and infants, including two-rescuer CPR skills. CPR-C includes the importance of early defibrillation and how to use an AED.
AED builds on the skills learned in CPR and first aid courses, and provides knowledge of how the heart works and what goes wrong when defibrillation is required. Participants learn when and how to operate an automated external defibrillator including AED maintenance, data management, and reporting protocols required following an incident.
Stay Safe Program
Offers basic first aid and safety skills for youth 9-13 years old. Participants learn about being safe when they are without the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or trusted adult, both at home and in their communities.
Offers basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth 11-15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. The course also offers youth the skills to promote themselves as babysitters to prospective families.
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As a Canadian Red Cross Training Partner and Affiliate of the Lifesaving Society, our instructors are fully qualified to teach First Aid & CPR and youth leadership courses which can be tailored based on class composition.