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Why smart employers provide Mental Health First Aid Training in the workplace

By Safe + Sound | November 4, 2016

The Cost of Mental Illness in Canada According to the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) the economic burden of mental illness in Canada is estimated at $51 billion per year. This includes health care costs, lost productivity, and reductions in health-related quality of life. Individuals with a mental illness are much less likely to…

9 Tips for a Safe Halloween

By Safe + Sound | October 31, 2016

Follow these tips on Halloween night to help ensure your family has a fun and safe night of trick or treating! 1. Young children should be accompanied by a parent. 2. Older kids should trick or treat in groups and have a cell phone with them. Discuss your child’s route with them and what time…

What are the first aid requirements for my workplace?

By Safe + Sound | October 17, 2016

First Aid Requirements in the Workplace Employers are responsible for first aid in the workplace. To determine the first aid requirements of your workplace, first you’ll need to do an assessment. Then, you can review the findings and take necessary steps to put proper first aid procedures in place. If you’re an employer, you are responsible for…

Onsite First Aid Training in Metro Vancouver

By Safe + Sound | September 13, 2016

Do your staff need first aid training? We do onsite first aid training in workplaces in Metro Vancouver.  We can teach a class in the convenience of your own venue, or you can book a private course at our Coquitlam location. Private group training is easy to very organize. Just book a date with us and provide…

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October 21 2016, Babysitting course, Coquitlam

By Safe + Sound | September 13, 2016

Are you worried when you leave your older child at home alone with their younger siblings? If you’d like your 11-15 year old to learn babysitting skills and how to be safer when home alone, you may like to sign them up for our Red Cross Babysitting course on October 21 2016 in Coquitlam. Register online or…

Having a stroke more than doubles your risk of developing dementia

By Safe + Sound | June 9, 2016

  A new report from the Heart & Stroke Foundation shows that having a stroke more than doubles your risk of developing dementia – all the more reason to adopt a healthy lifestyle now and get stroke victims to hospital as soon as possible. If you suspect someone is having a stroke call EMS/911 immediately and…

Safe + Sound is now a Red Cross Disaster Management- First Aid Training Provider!

By Safe + Sound | May 12, 2016

We are now providing first aid training free of charge to Red Cross Disaster Response Personnel, operators of Red Cross vehicles and other Red Cross volunteers and staff. Safe + Sound has been a Red Cross Training Partner since 1999 providing first aid & CPR training in the Metro Vancouver Area. It is an honour to…

April 28 National Day of Mourning

By Safe + Sound | April 28, 2016

The National Day of Mourning, held annually in Canada on April 28, is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy. Statistics and beyond The most recent statistics from the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) tell us…

GHS WHMIS 2015

GHS WHMIS 2015 – Are your employees up to date?

By Safe + Sound | May 27, 2015

GHS WHIMIS 2015 is the newly updated version of  WHMIS. The course now includes new international guidelines. Your employees can take GHS WHIMIS 2015 online in 1 hour and print their own certificate. Course fee: $29.95. Register now for GHS WHMIS 2015 What is WHMIS? The workplace Hazardous Materials Information System commonly known as WHMIS, is Canada’s…

Online Safety Training saves time and money

By Safe + Sound | May 1, 2015

Access hundreds of online safety courses via our website or through your own custom-branded learning portal. Connect to a world of safety. Many organizations struggle to manage employee training, track certifications and ensure compliance with safety standards. The solution? An industry-leading Learner Management System that meets these challenges and more by offering a comprehensive suite of training…