Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 16.12 from 2006-03-22 to 2012-12-06:

  •  (1) An organization that wants to obtain the approval of the Minister for offering courses in first aid shall apply for it in writing to the Minister.

  • (2) The application shall be accompanied by a description of the proposed courses.

  • (3) If the application is for approval for offering a course in advanced first aid, including wilderness first aid, in relation to a particular work place, the application shall also be accompanied by a report from the employer at that work place, prepared in consultation with the work place committee or health and safety representative, that identifies the first aid training requirements for the work place, having regard to the particular nature of that work place.

  • (4) The Minister shall approve an application by an organization to offer courses in basic and standard first aid if the organization’s training program contains the elements and meets the criteria set out in Schedule V to this Part.

  • (5) The Minister shall approve an application by an organization to offer courses in advanced first aid, including wilderness first aid, in relation to a particular workplace if the organization’s training program is appropriate for that workplace, having regard to the training requirements identified in the report referred to in subsection (3).

  • (6) Subject to subsections (7) and (8), a letter of approval from the Minister is valid for a period of five years starting on the date of issue.

  • (7) The Minister may suspend or cancel the approval of an organization under subsection (4) if the organization’s training program no longer contains the elements or meets the criteria set out in Schedule V to this Part.

  • (8) The Minister may suspend or cancel the approval of an organization under subsection (5) in relation to a workplace if the organization’s training program is no longer appropriate for that workplace.

  • (9) Basic and standard first aid certificates and certifications of completion of advanced first aid courses, including wilderness first aid courses, are valid for a maximum of three years, starting on their date of issue.

  • SOR/88-632, s. 75;
  • SOR/2000-328, s. 2;
  • SOR/2002-208, s. 35.
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