Meets WSIB Requirements
Red Cross certificate valid for 3 years
Flexible training options
Become certified in Standard First Aid to gain the knowledge and skills needed to respond to a medical emergency in the workplace. With practical hands-on training using mannequins and AEDs, you'll learn:
- How to prepare to respond to emergencies
- The Check, Call, Care strategy for responding to emergencies
- How to perform CPR
- How to operate an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator)
Standard First Aid training covers best practices including:
- Airway emergencies
- Breathing and Circulation emergencies
- Respiratory and cardiac arrest
- Head and spine injuries
- Bone, muscle and joint injuries
- Sudden Medical Emergencies
- Environmental Emergencies
- Wound care
- Poisons (including opioids)
For workplaces that are at risk of a worker opioid overdose and therefore required to have naloxone kits - this course meets training requirements in the Occupational Health & Safety Act section 25.2 (1) and 25.2 (3). The course includes training to recognize an opioid overdose, to administer naloxone and to acquaint the worker with any hazards related to the administration of naloxone.
Choose the option that best suits your workplace's needs:
- Blended - 8 hours of online learning + 7 hours of in-class instruction
- 2-Day Facilitator Led - 14 hours of in-class instruction
Meet the following requirements to receive a Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate:
- 100% attendance and participation
- Ability to successfully demonstrate skills and critical steps
- Minimum passing grade of 75% for written knowledge evaluation
Please ensure your training room provides 1.4m2 (15 sq. feet) of clear floor space is required per participant for hands-on skill practice.
Participation in First Aid training can be physically demanding and requires prolonged kneeling, bending and working on the floor. Comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement is recommended.
Some instructional content for First Aid Training involves depictions of real-life emergency scenarios, which may cause emotional upset.
Meets WSIB Requirements
For workplaces with 6 or more people working on any shift, at least one person must have a Standard First Aid Certificate.
Certificate valid for 3 years
A one-time recertification course can be completed within 3 years, before your Standard First Aid Certification expires.
Training that fits your schedule
Our facilitators come to you, making it easy to work with busy schedules while minimizing employee travel time and expenses.
The Red Cross is recognized as a global leader in first aid and is dedicated to offering participants current, credible, and built on evidence-based or evidence-informed research and practices.
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Standard First Aid FAQ
Who needs Standard First Aid Training?
According to Regulation 1101, all workplaces in Ontario covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) must provide first aid training to their employees. Most Ontario workplaces are covered under the WSIA.
The required training depends on the number of people working per shift at a workplace:
- Standard First Aid: For workplaces with six or more people working on any shift, at least one must have a standard first aid certificate.
- Emergency First Aid: For workplaces with five or fewer people working on any one shift, at least one must have an emergency first aid certificate.
Does this training meet WSIB First Aid training requirements?
Yes, as a Red Cross Training Partner, OSG’s first aid training meets the WISB First Aid training requirements.
How long does certification last?
Your certificate is valid for 3 years, at which point you may take our Recertification course to maintain your certification for another 3 years. You are not able to practice without a valid certification and once expired you need to retake the entire course.
Recertification must be completed with the same provider you were originally certified with.