Act First Safety
Act First Safety

First Aid and CPR Training

Training Programs

All of our Training programs are offered at your workplace. For individuals or small groups wanting to take advantage of our regularly scheduled PUBLIC programs call to register for any of the following upcoming dates:

Emergency First Aid

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Act First Safety proudly delivers the following recognized first aid training programs:

  • Emergency First Aid/CPR
  • Standard First Aid/CPR
  • First Aid Refresher Programs
  • CPR – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • AED – Automated External Defibrillator

Programs are delivered at your location or off-site at our location. Please inquire at 416-283-7233 to reserve training for your group or for individuals.

Emergency First Aid and CPR

Time: 6.5 hours

This one-day (6.5hrs) workplace specific program covers all topics required by the WSIB as well as a list of those determined by your specific work environment. Training in EFA is a workplace legislative requirement where fewer than five people work at a given workplace on any one shift.

The following is a list of mandatory WSIB topics to which you may add additional topics specific to your workplace:

  • Emergency scene management
  • Unconsciousness
  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Severe bleeding
  • Shock
  • Fainting
  • Introduction to defibrillation

Standard First Aid Training / CPR / Defibrillation

Time: 13 hours

This two-day training course covers a variety of mandatory and selected topics. It provides a more in depth discussion of topics and allows more time for role playing and scenarios. Standard First Aid (SFA) is a legislative requirement under the WSIB Regulation 1101 for workplaces with more than five employees on any one shift at a given time.

The SFA Refresher course is a condensed one day version for those currently certified in SFA who wish to re-certify. The refresher course must be taken before the expiry date of the original certification, and may only be taken once per certification. After that, a full SFA course must be taken again to remain certified.

The following is a list of mandatory WSIB topics to which you may add additional topics specific to your workplace:

  • Unconsciousness
  • Rescue breathing
  • Choking
  • CPR
  • Fainting
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Bone & joint injuries
  • Medical conditions
  • Poisoning
  • Defibrillation (introduction defibrillation or advanced training)

CPR Courses

Heart Saver CPR (Level ‘A’ and ‘B’)

Time: 3-4 hrs

Heart Saver ‘A’ focuses on emergency procedures for adult patients. Where Heart Saver ‘B’ focuses on emergency procedures for adult s and children or infants. Other topics include:

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation Mission and Major Initiatives.
  • Promotion of heart-healthy living: risk factors for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease.
  • Warning signs of heart attack and stroke.
  • Heart disease and stroke in women.
  • Definition of CPR.
  • The “Chain of Survival”.
  • Performing CPR on adults (one-rescuer).
  • Clearing airway obstructions in adults (choking).
  • Barrier Devices.

Basic Rescuer CPR (Level ‘C’)

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Infant and Child CPR (Level ‘D’)

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What is defibrillation and why is it so important?

Contrary to popular belief, by performing CPR on a patient we are unlikely to restore the pulse on a pulse-less patient. However, we do keep oxygen flowing to the brain reducing permanent damage and prolonging the progression of biological death (death of the brain). When CPR is combined with early defibrillation the patient’s chances of survival dramatically increase. Without early defibrillation chances of the patient recovering are unlikely.

Studies show that less than 5% of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital survive. Whereas locations with access to early defibrillation have reported saving as many as 70% of AED patients. The same study shows that with every passing minute, the chances for the victim’s survival decrease by 10% and that defibrillation is more successful when performed within 8 minutes of the cardiac arrest, and most successfully if performed within 5 minutes. For this reason the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health and the American Heart Association are aggressively promoting public access to defibrillation and the chain of survival.

Please contact our office for further details on First Aid and CPR training.