Why should I and my staff be trained and certified by the Canadian Red Cross?

All Canadian Red Cross courses meet strict guidelines for content and delivery. Each province and territory of Canada interprets workplace health and safety regulations differently. In addition, there are regulations that apply to the Federal government and other national organizations. Below, we have presented the standards in Ontario;

  • Workplaces must have at least one employee on-site at all times who has a valid first-aid certificate from a WSIB-approved training organization.
  • Businesses must cover any costs for first aid equipment and services.
  • Businesses must inspect first aid equipment at least once every three months.
  • First aid stations must be easy to find and near an employee who has a valid first aid certificate.
  • Businesses must post the “In case of injury poster (Form 82)“, first aid certificates, and kit inspection card in an area that all employees can easily access.
  • Businesses must keep a detailed record of all incidents and any first aid treatment given.

According to Regulation 1101, all workplaces in Ontario covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) must provide first aid training to their employees.

The required training depends on the number of people working per shift at a workplace:

  • For workplaces with five or fewer people working on any one shift, at least one must have an emergency first aid certificate. This program is 6.5 hours long and is offered by organizations across the province.
  • For workplaces with six or more people working on any shift, at least one must have a standard first aid certificate. This program is 13 hours long and is offered by organizations across the province.

What is the required ratio of first-aiders to employees?

There is no required ratio of trained first aiders to total employees under Regulation 1101. Workplaces must have at least one person on-site at all times who has a valid first aid certificate (according to the number of people working per shift).

It is a best practice for businesses to assess their workplace to determine how many first aiders they need based on things like the size and layout of the workplace. For example, a first aider should be able to reach an injured person within two minutes.

All employees, regardless of their employment status, must be given first aid treatment when they need it.

To read more, please visit; https://www.redcross.ca/training-and-certification/first-aid-tips-and-resources/first-aid-health-and-safety-legislation


Private Courses may be arranged by contacting Canadacprschool@gmail.com. Both parties will agree on a date, starting time, and price.

These courses may be requested by organizations and groups who wish to have the training done on-site or at our location at 2407 Mountland Dr, Peterborough, Ontario. Although we primarily operate in the Kawarthas, we frequently travel to the GTA, Quinte-west, Kingston, Ottawa, Haliburton, you name it! 

Please note that the number of participants will influence the rate per person.  Discounted rates are better discussed through a phone call or email. Typically, our prices for these groups are $100 per person.

These courses are subject to different terms and policies. Please read our Terms & Privacy page which can be located by scrolling to the end of the page and clicking the blue link.

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Why should I and my staff be trained to work safely?

Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.1, all workers in Ontario must be adequately trained and certified and capable of proceeding with work in a safe manner.  Training requirements vary depending on the job description and environment. Insubordination may result in heavy fines, site closures, and unsafe working conditions.

To read more, please visit; https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90o01

Safe At Work Canada

Inquiries for Health and Safety training or walkthrough inspections can be sent to Canadacprschool@gmail.com or call 705-761-6734.  Prices are calculated using the size of the company, training needed, and if you are an active member. There will be an interactive calendar where you will see which dates we have available for training. We travel Canada-wide.

We provide many services, such as; walking-inspection on-site and policy procedures.

Our training services include;

Accident Investigations | Health and Safety Representative | Arc Flash | Ladder/Scaffold Safety | Aerial Lift Platforms | Lockout/Tagout |AODA for Management or Customer Service | Management Legislation | Asbestos Awareness | Scissor Lift |
Back Safety | Skid Steer | Slips/Trips/Falls | Chainsaw Safety | Supervisor Due Diligence | Chemical Spills & Emergency Response | Safety Talks | Chipper/Shredder | Tractor Safety | Confined Space | Traffic Control | Contractor Safety | Transportation of Dangerous Goods | CVOR Requirements | Tree Trimming | Employment Standards | Trench Safety | Violence and Harassment in the Workplace | WHMIS Right-to-know & Update | Forklift | Standard First Aid related training and renewals.