SOS Workplace OHS Training Summary for British Columbia
The SOS Workplace OHS Training Program includes first aid and safety training for staff that is aimed at creating a safer workplace environment. Knowledge of how to respond to medical emergencies encourages people to work safer. The more knowledge your staff has the safer your workplace can be. In the Lower Mainland, all first aid training is available at your place of business. For areas outside the Lower Mainland, (Vancouver Island & Okanagan) SOS will utilize a training school and your staff will attend that facility and seminar classes are available remotely. All first aid certification courses are taught by certified Canadian Red Cross Instructors.
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Emergency Response Training
This one-hour seminar is available annually, at no charge, for an unlimited number of your staff. Aimed at heightening awareness about medical emergencies in the workplace, we support your staff to be able to better recognize and deal with basic first aid issues that may occur, and how to properly use your SOS oxygen unit. Available in person, via ZOOM or digital video format.
Earthquake Awareness Training
This one-hour seminar is available annually, at no charge, for an unlimited number of your staff. We all know that Vancouver could experience a major event. This seminar outlines what can happen during an earthquake and provides information that could be the keys to survival and how to be prepared before, during and after. Available in person (Lower Mainland only) or via ZOOM.
CPR Heart-Start Course
Courses on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provide the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children, and babies depending on the level of CPR chosen. Courses meet legislation requirements for provincial/ territorial worker safety and insurance boards, and include the latest CPR guidelines and training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Minimum 6 people required for on-site classes.
Emergency First Aid (EFA) or OFA WorkSafeBC Level 1
Basic one-day course offering lifesaving first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the workplace or home. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety, insurance boards and is full accepted by WorkSafeBC. This course includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines and you will learn practical skills to respond to emergencies in the workplace. Consists mostly of hands-on training with some classroom theory. Minimum 6 people required for on-site classes.
OFA WorkSafeBC Level 2
WorkSafeBC Intermediate level first aid course designed for urban first aid attendants – typically in larger low-risk workplaces or higher risk workplaces within 20 minutes surface travel to the hospital. This is a hands-on, learner-centred course with experienced and friendly instructors. There are no prerequisites, however you should be prepared for an intense course with additional reading outside of scheduled hours. In the Lower Mainland, SOS has partnered with a local school and preferred rates are available for SOS clients.
Joint OHS Committee Member Training
**New for 2021**
This one-day course is for all members of the safety committee and meets WorkSafeBC’s mandatory training requirements for new members as well as an opportunity for existing members looking to refresh or upgrade safety skills, for organizations that are establishing their first safety committee or are looking to make their existing committee more effective. WorkSafeBC requires that this course be taken within 6 months of joining the OHS committee. Available in person or via ZOOM.
Mental Health First Aid Training
**New for 2021**
This two-day (16hr) course is an education-based program designed to address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of metal illness in a workplace setting. We recognize that building healthy, high performing work cultures is of the upmost importance. MHFA is like regular first aid but rather than treating a physical injury, you treat a person who may be experiencing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. When you can recognize the signs of mental problems or mental crisis, you can administer mental health first aid until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis is resolved. Minimum 8 people required for on-site class.
Supervision for Safety Training
**New for 2021**
This one-day course can help provide the tools and confidence Supervisors need to carry out corrective action. When employees are promoted to Supervisor, safety training, safety responsibility and accountability are topics that are often overlooked in their initial training. The course covers the fundamental knowledge every supervisor needs to know in order to provide a safe working environment. Includes WorkSafeBC regulatory requirements for supervisors, due diligence, safety programs and accident investigations. Available in person or via ZOOM.