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How Mental Health First Aid Training Saves Employers Money

By Safe + Sound | June 1, 2017

As a responsible employer, you provide a physically safe environment for your workers. But what about their psychological health and safety? Are you doing enough to help your staff be their best selves at work? Supporting your employees’ mental health with Mental Health First Aid training, can improve productivity, cut down on absences, and increase…

Tri-Cities Champions for Young Children Awards of Excellence

By Safe + Sound | May 12, 2017

On May 11 2017 I attended the Tri-Cities Champions for Young Children Awards of Excellence event at the Hard Rock Casino. Presented by the Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development Committee, this event is a celebration of those who have improved the lives of children aged birth to 6 years and their families in the Tri-Cities. As…

Nitroglycerin or Aspirin – which is best for a heart attack victim?

By Safe + Sound | May 2, 2017

When a person is experiencing a heart attack, should you give them Aspirin or Nitroglycerin? If you suspect that a person is having a heat attack, the most important thing to do is to call 9-1-1 immediately. Don’t do anything before calling 9-1-1. Heart attacks are usually caused by atherosclerosis (the build up of plaque on…

Black Friday First Aid & CPR Training BOGO Special!

By Safe + Sound | November 25, 2016

Register for a Red Cross First Aid & CPR course and bring a friend or family member to the course for FREE! OFFER DETAILS: Valid for registrations made between November 25 and November 27 2016. Applies to courses taking place between November 25 and December 30 2016. Subject to availability and our standard terms and…

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…

Babysitting course SD43

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…