The Farm Sustainability Assessment (http://fsatool.com/), outlines the requirement for emergency and incident procedures which would include developing your own emergency response plans to include the emergency response equipment that may be required for each plan. You may also want to include those who can provide help in an emergency situation such as first aiders and in part and parcel with that the correct type of first aid kit. 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. Use an approved provider as per the Canada Labour Code. Post a list of your first aiders on your farm.
The First Aid Regulations outline the type of first aid kit required based on the number of persons on the work site.
- First Aid Kit #1 is for one person per site.
- First Aid Kit #2 is for 1-19 persons per site per shift.
- First Aid Kit # 3 is for 20-50 persons per site per shift.
- A First Aid Room is required for 100 or more persons per shift at the work site.
First Aid kit contents are listed in the first aid regulations. Inspect first aid kits regularly to ensure contents are present. Complete a First Aid Record and maintain the record for 5 years when first aid kit is used.
Following the Farm Sustainability Assessment (http://fsatool.com/) and the occupational health and safety first aid regulation will help you to have adequate first aid trained personnel and first aid equipment for an emergency situation.