Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 16.3 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-05-28:

  •  (1) At every workplace at which six or more employees are working at any time, the employer shall ensure that there is a first aid attendant.

  • (2) At every remote workplace at which two or more employees are working at any time, the employer shall ensure that there is a first aid attendant.

  • (3) At every workplace at which an employee is working on live high voltage electrical equipment, the employer shall ensure that

    • (a) a first aid attendant is readily available; or

    • (b) at least one of the employees has the training necessary to provide resuscitation by mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation or an equivalent direct method.

  • (4) At every workplace that is required to have a first aid attendant, the employer shall ensure that the first aid attendant at the workplace is qualified by having at least

    • (a) if the workplace is an office workplace for which the ambulance response time is

      • (i) up to two hours, a basic first aid certificate, or

      • (ii) more than two hours, a standard first aid certificate;

    • (b) if the workplace is any other workplace, other than a workplace in a wilderness area, and the ambulance response time for the workplace is

      • (i) less than twenty minutes, a basic first aid certificate, or

      • (ii) twenty minutes or more but not more than two hours, a standard first aid certificate; and

    • (c) if the workplace is in a wilderness area, a standard first aid certificate and wilderness first aid training that is specially designed to meet the first aid needs of persons who work, live or travel in such an area.

  • SOR/2000-328, s. 2.
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