As part of your emergency response program, your workplace should have first aid kits and designated first aiders. The names of your first aiders should be posted in a visible location and your kits must be accessible. If your workplace has more than 100 workers, you will also require a first aid room that includes a bed, stretcher and sink among other first aid materials. Providing first aid care will help ensure you provide an immediate and effective response when injuries or incidents occur.
The number of kits you have and the number of persons trained in first aid will depend on the size of your workplace, the type of work you do and the distance your workplace is from a medical facility.
Part 5 of the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations lays out first aid requirements including but not limited to:
- location and contents of first aid kits and first aid rooms
- worker training
- reporting/recording of injury or illness
- number of first aiders that need to be present
- required credentials for first aiders
- employer obligation to first aiders
- transportation of injured/ill workers
- handling of occupational hazards
- blood or bodily fluid contamination.
First Aid Training
Please visit WSH Approved Training Providers on the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Branch website for a list of First Aid training providers whose programs have been approved by the WSH Branch as meeting or equivalent to Manitoba requirements.
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