First Aid Training – It could Save a Life!
Is your first aid training up to date? Do you have workers that are in need of training?
Learn about incident and injury prevention and what to do to help your farm family if all goes wrong.
Do you have the correct number of first aiders on farm?
When considering the required number of first aiders include all full-time, part-time, and casual employees in the total number of employees. For every 1-19 employees at least 1 person should have emergency first aid on the work site. For every 20 -99 employees at least 1 person should have standard first aid on the work site. For 100 or more employees, at least one person should be trained in advanced first aid. Each person/driver in vehicles or equipment requires emergency first aid.
Learning Formats Available:
Emergency and Standard First aid are offered in two learning formats: in-class only and blended learning.
In-Class requires the participant to attend class at the pre-arranged location and time. Emergency First Aid in-class is 8 hours or 1-day in length and Standard First aid is 16 hours or 2-days in length.
Blended learning requires the participant to do online and in-class training. Emergency First aid requires the participant to do 4 hours of training online and 4 hours of skills training in-class at the pre-arranged date and time. Standard First Aid requires the participant to do 8 hours of training online and 8 hours of skills training in-class at the pre-arranged date and time. 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. This option cuts the amount of time off-farm in half.
The recertification period for both learning formats is every three (3) years and meets the Occupational Health and Safety First Aid Regulations.
Farm Safety Nova Scotia offers first aid training to their membership at discounted rates.
Emergency First Aid In-Class Only Cost: $70
Emergency First Aid Blended Learning Option Cost: $80
Standard First Aid In-Class Only Cost: $90
Standard First Aid Blended Learning Option Cost: $100
First Aid during COVID-19 is still available even with current imposed restrictions. The training facility has a COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan in place to protect the instructor and the participants. Some of the measures include smaller classes, no shared equipment, 6 foot distancing, wearing masks, frequent hand washing and sanitizing, and sanitizing the training area and equipment frequently.
Contact the Farm Safety Advisor by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 902-957-2785 to book your course today.