Employers Legally Required To Provide Wilderness First Aid Training To Federally Regulated Employees

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If you are in an Industry that is Federally Regulated you have a legal requirement to ensure that your staff have wilderness first aid training per the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/86-304), if the following applies to you.


Wilderness Field Worker

Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/86-304)

PART XV-First Aid


16.3 (4) 

At every workplace that is required to have a first aid attendant, the employer shall ensure that the first aid attendant at the workplace is qualified by having at least :


16.3 (4) (c)

If the workplace is in a wilderness area staff are REQUIRED to have a standard first aid certificate AND WILDERNESS FIRST AID TRAINING, that is specifically designed to meet the first aid needs of persons who work, live or travel in such areas.


First Aid Attendants


16.3 (2) 

At every remote workplace at which two or more employees are working at any time, the employer shall ensure that there is a first aid attendant.


16.12 (3) 

For advanced first aid, including wilderness first aid, the employer shall determine, in consultation with the workplace committee or the health and safety representative, the first aid training requirements for the workplace, having regard to the particular nature of the workplace.


16.12 (4)

The employer shall review the training program with respect to advanced first aid, including wilderness first aid, in consultation with the workplace committee or the health and safety representative at least once every three years and whenever there is a change of circumstances that may affect the content of the training.


16.12 (5) Basic, standard and advanced first aid certificates, including wilderness first aid courses, are valid for a maximum of three years from the date of issue.