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First Aid Requirements

BCCF will provide each workplace with the necessary clean equipment, supplies and facilities to provide readily accessible first aid to employees. This includes ensuring there are adequate and properly trained first aid attendants. BCCF will ensure that individuals designated as first aid attendants meet the qualifications of 3.15 of the Regulation including successful completion of a Board approved first aid training course at an appropriate level of first aid training required for the job. First aid attendants will be made aware of their responsibilities which include:

  • Provision of prompt first aid to injured workers at a level of care within the scope of the attendants training;
  • Completion of patient assessment information if necessary until additional medical help can be received and completion of first aid record;
  • Referral of injured workers to medical treatment for serious injuries or those injuries for which treatment is beyond the scope of the attendant’s training, however a first aid attendant does not have the authority to force an employee to seek medical attention;
  • Being physically and mentally capable of providing first aid;
  • Responsibility to continue providing first aid treatment until patient is received by an individual of higher first aid training, a medical professional, a place of medical treatment or a Board approved ambulance service.

BCCF will use the standardized WorkSafeBC format First Aid record. This will be available in Part 3 or alternatively at (http://www.worksafebc.com/forms/assets/PDF/55B23.pdf)                           

During orientation, the completion of the JSA, and pre-job procedures, workers will be given the location of first aid equipment, supplies, facilities, and attendants. In addition workers will be supplied directions on the expected response to an incident/injury and appropriate emergency services and contacts to notify. In addition employees can review their applicable ERP along with the OHSP section on how to report an injury.

BCCF shall ensure that appropriate considerations are made for providing adequate first aid at both office and field levels through our formal risk assessment process. This process should be reviewed at least annually to ensure that all applicable first aid standards are kept up to date. The following Table 3 displays attendant and first aid supply levels required.

Table 3. First aid requirements based on level of risk and staff levels.

Risk

# Workers on Shift

Required Equipment

Level of first aid certificate of attendant

 

  < 20 min surface travel time to hospital                                                                                                                                   

 

 

LOW

1

-

-

 

2 to 10

Basic First Aid Kit

-

 

11 to 50

Level 1 First Aid Kit

Level 1 Certificate

 

 

MODERATE

1

Personal First Aid Kit

-

 

2 to 5

Basic First Aid Kit

-

 

6 to 25

Level 1 First Aid Kit

Level 1 Certificate

 

 

HIGH

1

Personal First Aid Kit

-

 

2 to 15

Level 1 First Aid Kit

Level 1 Certificate

 

16 to 30

Level 2 First Aid Kit

Dressing Station

Level 2 Certificate*

 

  >20 min surface travel time to hospital                                                                                                                                    

 

 

LOW

1

Personal First Aid Kit

-

 

2 to 5

Basic First Aid Kit

-

 

6 to 30

Level 1 First Aid Kit

Level 1 Certificate

 

 

 

MODERATE

1

Personal First Aid Kit

-

 

2 to 5

Level 1 First Aid Kit

Level 1 Certificate

 

 

6 to 15

Level 1 First Aid Kit Emergency Transportation Vehicle

Level 1 Certificate Transportation Endorsement

 

 

 

HIGH

1

Personal First Aid Kit

-

 

2 to 5

Level 1 First Aid Kit

Level 1 Certificate

 

 

6 to 10

Level 1 First Aid Kit Emergency Transportation Vehicle

Level 1 Certificate Transportation Endorsement