Posts by Safe + Sound

Red Cross Babysitting Training at your SD43 School – FAQ’s

Interested in hosting a Red Cross Babysitting class at your SD43 School? If you’re a teacher or youth worker at an SD43 school, you may like to provide Red Cross Babysitting training for your students. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get from teachers and parents: FAQ’s about hosting a Babysitting…

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First aid & CPR certification – time to update?

Do your staff members need to update their first aid & CPR certifications? Are you responsible for staff safety training at your workplace? Do you find it hard to keep track of who needs training and which staff members have to update their certificates? What gets in the way of having your staff trained? Time?…

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Home Alone and Babysitting in BC – FAQ’s

Safe + Sound has been running the Canadian Red Cross Babysitting program for 20 years in Coquitlam, BC. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get from parents and caregivers about kids babysitting and being home alone. Q: What is the legal age to babysit in BC? A: There’s no minimum legal…

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Legal Issues Around First Aid

Can I be sued for giving first aid? Many people fear being sued for coming to the aid of someone with an injury. This same fear often prevents people from getting trained in first aid. You’ve probably heard the parable of the Good Samaritan. The clear message in this story is that assisting those in trouble…

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Basic Life Support (BLS) – 2019 Update and FAQ’s

Red Cross recently launched the Basic Life Support Program. Development of this course was driven by industry audiences and the need for a clear distinction from public (or lay) CPR courses. Health care provider audiences require a professional, skills-driven resuscitation course that recognizes requisite knowledge. BLS – Frequently asked questions Q. What is Basic Life…

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Babysitting in BC and Kids at Home Alone – FAQ’s

Safe + Sound has been running the Canadian Red Cross Babysitting program for 19 years in Coquitlam, BC. Here are some of the most common questions parents and caregivers ask us. Q: What is the legal age to babysit in BC? A: There’s no minimum legal age for when children can become babysitters in Canada.…

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How can employers reduce the impact of poor mental health in the workplace?

The link between stress, mental health and employee absence is well known; it remains a significant challenge for many Canadian employers. Poor mental health in the workplace has a negative impact on both physical and mental well-being of employees. The early signs of poor mental health can be seen when employees begin to experience physical…

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World First Aid Day – Sept 8 2018 – Why learn first aid?

The second Saturday in September is World First Aid Day. On this day we acknowledge the role of first aid awareness, training and practical application in making a real difference to people’s lives. A common misconception is ‘it won’t happen to me’. The truth is that thousands of Canadians die and millions are injured each…

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A man drowned at the beach on my daughter’s birthday.

A couple of years ago we were celebrating my daughter’s birthday at White Pines beach in Port Moody. A young man went missing in the lake, people started yelling and eventually the man was found under an inflatable raft. He was dragged onto the beach and paramedics performed CPR. The man was then airlifted to…

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