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British Columbia WorkSafe BC Regulation First Aid Kits

British Columbia regulation on first aid services are required under Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.

All workplaces require a first aid kit in British Columbia. Regulations on first aid services are required under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. The first aid at your workplace is determined by the number of staff members at a given shift, proximity to the nearest hospital, and activities that can be deemed hazardous within the workplace. If conditions are not met and employees are at risk/injured, this can result in fines to the business.

 

Table 1: Low risk of injury that is more than 20 minutes surface travel time away from a hospital

Number of workers per shift

Supplies, equipment, and facility

Level of first aid certificate for attendant

Transportation

1

Personal first aid kit

N/A

N/A

2 - 5

Basic first aid kit

N/A

N/A

6 - 30

Level 1 first aid kit

Level 1 certificate

N/A

31 - 50

Level 1 first aid kit

ETV equipment

Level 1 certificate with Transportation Endorsement

N/A

51 - 75

Level 3 first aid kit

Dressing station

ETV equipment

Level 3 certificate

N/A

76 or more

Level 3 first aid kit

First aid room

ETV equipment

Level 3 certificate

ETV

Note: Adapted from https://www.worksafebc.com/en/law-policy/occupational-health safety/searchable-ohs-regulation/ohs-regulation/part-03-rights-and-responsibilities#SectionNumber:3.14. Copyright (2018) by WorkSafeBC

 

 

Table 2: Low risk of injury and that is 20 minutes or less surface travel time away from a hospital

Number of workers per shift

Supplies, equipment, and facility

Level of first aid certificate for attendant

Transportation

1

N/A

N/A

N/A

2 - 10

Basic first aid kit

N/A

N/A

11 - 50

Level 1 first aid kit

Level 1 certificate

N/A

51 - 100

Level 2 first aid kit

Dressing Station

Level 2 certificate

N/A

101 or more

Level 2 first aid kit

First aid room

Level 2 certificate

N/A

Note: Adapted from https://www.worksafebc.com/en/law-policy/occupational-health-safety/searchable-ohs-regulation/ohs-regulation/part-03-rights-and-responsibilities#SectionNumber:3.14. Copyright (2018) by WorkSafeBC

 

 

Table 3: Moderate risk of injury and that is more than 20 minutes of surface travel time away from the hospital.

Number of workers per shift

Supplies, equipment, and facility

Level of first aid certificate for attendant

Transportation

1

Personal first aid kit

N/A

N/A

2 - 5

Level 1 first aid kit

Level 1 certificate

N/A

6 - 15

Level 1 first aid kit

ETV equipment

Level 1 certificate with Transportation Endorsement

N/A

16 - 50

Level 3 first aid kit

Dressing station

ETV equipment

Level 3 certificate

ETV

51 - 100

Level 3 first aid kit

First aid room

ETV equipment

Level 3 certificate

ETV

101 - 300

Level 3 first aid kit

First aid room

Industrial ambulance equipment

Level 3 certificate

Industrial ambulance

301 or more

Level 3 first aid kit

First aid room

Industrial ambulance equipment

2 attendants, each with level 3 certificates

Industrial ambulance

Note: Adapted from https://www.worksafebc.com/en/law-policy/occupational-health-safety/searchable-ohs-regulation/ohs-regulation/part-03-rights-and-responsibilities#SectionNumber:3.14. Copyright (2018) by WorkSafeBC

 

 

Table 4: Moderate risk of injury and that is 20 minutes or less surface travel time away from a hospital.

Number of workers per shift

Supplies, equipment, and facility

Level of first aid certificate for attendant

Transportation

1

Personal first aid kit

N/A

N/A

2 - 5

Basic first aid kit

N/A

N/A

6 - 25

Level 1 first aid kit

Level 1 certificate

N/A

26 - 75

Level 2 first aid kit

Dressing station

Level 2 certificate

N/A

76 or more

Level 2 first aid kit

First aid room

Level 2 certificate

N/A

Note: Adapted from https://www.worksafebc.com/en/law-policy/occupational-health-safety/searchable-ohs-regulation/ohs-regulation/part-03-rights-and-responsibilities#SectionNumber:3.14. Copyright (2018) by WorkSafeBC

 

 

Table 5: High risk of injury and that is more than 20 minutes of surface travel time away from a hospital.

Number of workers per shift

Supplies, equipment, and facility

Level of first aid certificate for attendant

Transportation

1

Personal first aid kit

N/A

N/A

2 - 5

Level 1 first aid kit

Level 1 certificate

N/A

6 - 10

Level 1 first aid kit

ETV equipment

Level 1 certificate with Transportation Endorsement

ETV

11 - 30

Level 3 first aid kit

Dressing station

ETV equipment

Level 3 certificate

ETV

31 - 50

Level 3 first aid kit

First aid room

ETV equipment

Level 3 certificate

ETV

51 - 200

Level 3 first aid kit

First aid room

Industrial ambulance equipment

Level 3 certificate

Industrial ambulance

201 or more

Level 3 first aid kit

First aid room

Industrial ambulance equipment

2 attendants, each with level 3 certificates

Industrial ambulance

Note: Adapted from https://www.worksafebc.com/en/law-policy/occupational-health-safety/searchable-ohs-regulation/ohs-regulation/part-03-rights-and-responsibilities#SectionNumber:3.14. Copyright (2018) by WorkSafeBC

 

 

Table 6: High risk of injury and that is 20 minutes or less surface travel time away from a hospital.

Number of workers per shift

Supplies, equipment, and facility

Level of first aid certificate for attendant

Transportation

1

Personal first aid kit

N/A

N/A

2-15

Level 1 first aid kit

Level 1 certificate

N/A

16-30

Level 2 first aid kit

Dressing station

Level 2 certificate

N/A

31-300

Level 2 first aid kit

First aid room

Level 2 certificate

N/A

301 or more

Level 2 first aid kit

First aid room

2 attendants, each with level 2 certificates

N/A

Note: Adapted from https://www.worksafebc.com/en/law-policy/occupational-health-safety/searchable-ohs-regulation/ohs-regulation/part-03-rights-and-responsibilities#SectionNumber:3.14. Copyright (2018) by WorkSafeBC

 

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