First Aid Blended Learning Options
Did you know that you can do your first aid training in a blended format? This means, half of the training – the theory – is done online and the other half of the training – the skills – is done in the classroom.
The online portion can be done up to 4 weeks prior to the in-class skills portion and it saves half of the time spent in class. For example, emergency first aid in the blended format consists of 4 hours of online training and 4 hours of class room training practicing the skills learned online. The online training is self-paced and you can do as much as you want over a period of time as long as it is complete before the classroom date. Then you will go to class on the specified date and spend 4 hours of class time practicing the skills learned online.
If you were to enrol in standard first aid blended learning, the online training is 8 hours and the in-class skills practice is 8 hours.
The information learned in both formats is the same and meets the Occupational Health and Safety First Aid Regulations.
At a worksite where there are:
- 1-19 employees, at least one employee must have emergency first aid training. An exception of this is if a worksite with fewer than 20 employees is more than 30 minutes from an emergency care facility at least one person shall have standard first aid training or, at least 30% of the employees must have emergency first aid training.
- 20-99 employees, at least one employee must have standard first aid training.
- 100 or more employees, at least one employee must have advanced first aid training.
- Anyone who is working alone must have emergency first aid.