Basic First Aid

  • Course location: SSM and on-site
    Class size: 8-12 maximum
    Course duration: 1 day (6 to 8 hours, depending on class size)
    Adults only
    $93 per person | $999 group rate

    Training outside of Winnipeg may be subject to higher pricing.

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     Course Description

    What would you do if you were faced with a medical emergency? Panic? Let fear overcome you?

    This course benefits everyone by ensuring they are prepared if an emergency occurs. This course covers all required areas as listed by the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation Part 5.  This course meets and exceeds Canadian Standards (CSA) guidelines.

    The class is interactive and hands-on. Presentations, individual and group demonstrations, scenario-based drills and hands-on practice allows individuals to develop the confidence to attend to emergency situations.

    The role and responsibility of a workplace first aider is having a basic knowledge of how to recognize an injury/illness and to provide lifesaving first aid care until medical care takes over.  This course offers training in CPR for infants, children and adults,  AED and emergency situations such as choking, bleeding, asthma and allergic reactions.

    Intended for individuals in low hazard work environments.

    Participants should come appropriately dressed in order to be able to perform the skills and hands-on portion of the class.

     Learning Outcomes

    Training includes:

    • Emergency scene management and interaction with Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
    • CPR/Automated External Defibrillators (AED)
    • Conscious/unconscious choking procedures
    • Shock management
    • Severe bleeding and wound care
    • Medical emergencies (asthma, allergies, diabetic)
    • Burns
    • Head, spine and pelvic injuries
    • Opioid-associated life threatening emergencies (overview only)

    In addition to this, the course covers and explains current legislation including the Good Samaritan Act, Manitoba Defibrillation Act and requirements under the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulation.


    Manitoba Regulation – Part 5

    Part 5 of the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation outlines the requirements for first aiders in the workplace, including that the “employer must ensure that the minimum number of first aiders…are present during working hours” (Part 5.5 [1]).

    “A person who possesses one or more credentials in first aid that are, in the opinion of the director, equivalent to the requirements for obtaining a certificate described in Schedule A to this Part, may act, and be counted, as a first aider at a workplace.”

     What our students are saying

    • “I am much more confident in my skills.”
    • “Dave was incredibly knowledgeable and interactive.”
    • “Really learnt a lot”
    • “The instructor kept in light while discussing real life situations.”
    • “Enjoyed the demonstrations.”
    • “Hands on learning – awesome.”
    • “Exceeded expectations.”
    • “Excellent. Thanks.”
    • “Informative, thorough and entertaining.”
    • “Good job.”
    • “I have taken a first aid course before; I have learned more and will remember more from this course.”
    • “Best first aid training I’ve ever taken.”
    • “Very active and lots of tactile, hands on.”
    • “Christa was a great instructor. Very engaging and knowledgeable.”
    • “Always something new is learned.”
    • “Wide knowledge of first aid.”