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WorkSafeBC Accepts Red Cross Blended Standard First Aid as OFA Level 1 Equivalent

By Safe + Sound | March 16, 2021

Did you know WorkSafeBC accepts Canadian Red Cross Blended Standard First Aid as OFA Level 1 equivalent? How does Blended Standard First Aid benefit employers? Instead of employees taking two full days off work to attend a classroom-based course, they are now out of the workplace for a single day. This reduces the need for…

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Online Babysitting Training – Frequently Asked Questions

By Safe + Sound | January 27, 2021

Virtual Babysitting Training, also referred to as Online Babysitting Training has become very popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Red Cross developed the Virtual Babysitting course as a response to concerns from parents about children attending in-person group classes. Red Cross Babysitting Training includes basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth aged 11–15…

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WorkSafeBC Accepts Red Cross Blended Emergency First Aid as OFA 1 Equivalent

By Safe + Sound | July 7, 2020

BC employers will be happy with a recent announcement from the Canadian Red Cross. Effective June 15, 2020, WorkSafeBC accepts Canadian Red Cross Blended Emergency First Aid as OFA Level 1 equivalent. What is Emergency First Aid? Emergency First Aid is a Canadian Red Cross training course that includes essential lifesaving first aid and CPR…

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Psychological First Aid Can Save Lives

By Safe + Sound | June 29, 2020

Who can benefit from Psychological First Aid training? First aid for the mind is just as important as first aid for the body. Like physical first aid, psychological first aid training can save lives. Individuals suffering from high-stress levels, burnout and suicidal thoughts are at an all-time high in areas such as workplaces, schools, indigenous…

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First Aid Training During COVID-19 – What We’re Doing to Keep You Safe

By Safe + Sound | June 22, 2020

If you need to update your first aid certification, you may be concerned about whether it’s safe to take an in-person class during COVID-19 restrictions. This article explains what you can expect in a first aid class and what we’re doing to ensure your health and safety. We hope the information below will reassure you…

April 28 National Day of Mourning – Don’t be the Reason Someone Lights a Candle

By Safe + Sound | April 28, 2020

The National Day of Mourning, held annually in Canada on April 28, is dedicated to remembering workers who have lost their lives or suffered a work-related injury or illness. Latest Statistics for British Columbia WorkSafeBC report for 2018 shows: 155,753 injuries 190 work-related deaths 50,000 short term disability claims 2.9 million days lost from work…

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Need to Renew Your First Aid or CPR Certificate But Can’t Find a Course?

By Safe + Sound | March 24, 2020

You need to renew your first aid or CPR certificate, but there are no courses available due to COVID-19. Now what? We understand that you may need a first aid/CPR certification to apply for a job or course or to continue to work in your current place of employment. COVID-19 has put a stop to…

Winter Driving Safety Tips Canada – FAQ’s

By Safe + Sound | January 13, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions About Winter Driving For more winter driving safety tips, please see the sources listed below and consider taking an online winter driving safety course. Q: What are the three key elements to safe winter driving? A: Stay alert Slow down Stay in control Q: What are some tips for driving in snow?…

Happy Holidays from Safe + Sound, and Thank You!

By Safe + Sound | December 17, 2019

To our dedicated team of highly experienced instructors We see and appreciate how much energy you put into your teaching and professional development. We love how you care for our clients with patience and kindness. To the employers and agency case managers who have trusted us to train their staff and clients We acknowledge you…

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Why get staff trained in first aid?

By Safe + Sound | November 6, 2019

There are more advantages than you might think. Most conscientious employers have “Get staff trained in first aid” somewhere on their to-do list. How high up this item appears on the list may depend on their previous experience of accidents and injuries in the workplace or knowledge of the advantages of first aid training. Safety…