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 employers to find cover, saving time and money.
What is Standard First Aid?
Standard First Aid is a Canadian Red Cross training course that includes essential lifesaving first aid and CPR skills for the workplace and home. The course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards. It follows the latest first aid and CPR guidelines.
What does Blended Standard First Aid mean?
A blended course includes an online component as well as an in-person session. Students complete an online course where they learn the theory behind the first aid skills. Following this, they attend a practical skills class where they get hands-on practice with equipment in the classroom. During this session, they will complete a multiple-choice test.
What’s the difference between Standard First Aid and Standard First Aid Blended?
With the regular Standard First Aid program, students attend 16 hours of in-person training in the classroom. Classes usually take place over two days. With Blended Standard First Aid training, participants complete the online, theory portion of the course at home or in the workplace. Following this, they attend a full-day, in-person skills session in the classroom.
Where does the practical skills session take place?
The Blended Standard First Aid skills session can take place onsite in the workplace or at a local training venue. You can schedule a group training session at your workplace or register your team members on a public course.
Standard First Aid Blended – About
Standard First Aid with CPR C Blended includes 16 hours of training – 8 hours of online learning + 8 hours in-person training. Online learning time will vary depending on the learner.
Regular Standard First Aid with CPR C includes 16 hours of in-person training
- Attend and participate in 100% of the course
- Successfully demonstrate practical first aid skills and critical steps
- Achieve a minimum 75% mark for written knowledge evaluation
Standard First Aid Certification
Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR certification is valid for three years from the date the certificate is issued. After three years, the full course must be repeated to maintain certification. A shorter, recertification class may be taken before the initial certificate expires.
Standard First Aid Course Content
- The Red Cross
- Responding to Emergencies
- Check, Call, Care
- Circulation emergencies
- CPR and AED
- Breathing Emergencies
- Wound Care
- Head, Neck, and Spinal Injuries
- Bone, Muscle and Joint Injuries
- Sudden Medical Emergencies
- Environmental Illness
- Includes any other content required by specific legislation
- First Aid & CPR (eBook)
- Standard First Aid – Online course (8 hours)
- Standard First Aid certificate (digital certificate issued upon successful completion)
- Printable version – Standard First Aid