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.









To request a course call 902-957-2785, e-mail, or the Farm Safety Nova Scotia Website.


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