COVID-19: Preventative Measures at First Aid 4U – In Class Courses are Running – Online Blended Training is also Available

As a leader in the First Aid industry, safety and safety training is our top priority. We want to ensure everyone is safe while attending one of our training courses.

In keeping with the safety protocols set out within Ontario First Aid 4 U Inc. has been deemed an Essential Service and will continue to operate. Training sessions are continuing to operate at the majority of our locations. Please visit our home page found HERE for courses in your area. For full details on what to expect when attending a session please see our updated in class training protocols that can be found HERE.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, but we are moving forward following the requirements by the province as best as possible.  To reschedule any existing bookings or to make arrangements for future sessions please feel free to contact us as needed.

Certificates that expired after March 1st 2020,  are considered valid to satisfy WSIB Requirements until December 31st, 2021.  It should be noted that the Red Cross will not recertify any certificates that have expired prior to March 31st, 2021 (but they will be valid with WSIB until the end of 2021). As of April 1st, 2021 any expired Red Cross certificate will require a full new certification. We will continue to monitor this situation and provide more information if anything changes.  Full details on WSIB requirements for First Aid Training can be found on the WSIB website (https://www.wsib.ca/en/firstaid)

Further information can be found here (https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/symptoms.html), as released by the Canadian Government.

If you or your organization is in need of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies to prepare for the return to work please visit our store.  Products are in stock.

Moving forward, as a Canadian Red Cross Partner, we are regulated in our training facility cleaning standards, however, we have gone above and beyond this standard to provide even further disinfecting and preventative measures to ensure our customers have access to top facilities and equipment for when we can continue our training courses.

Preventative Measures we’ve adopted:

    • Adding additional cleaning and sanitizing products in all of our training rooms.
    • Regularly disinfecting high touch areas (door handles, tables, chairs, equipment, etc.).  
    • Informing our instructors and participants about best hygiene practices.  
    • Waiving our rescheduling fees for those who feel ill before a scheduled course.
    • Supplying disposable masks to participants on arrival (if needed).
    • Physical Distancing protocols in place for participants.
    • Maintaining a 1-to-1 ratio for participant-to-equipment ratio (no need to share equipment unnecessarily).
    • Reducing class sizes according to applicable regulations and best practices.


What can you do?

    • Limit personal contact with others .
    • Utilize the sanitary products provided during the class as needed (wipe down your chair/desk, use hand sanitizer, etc.).
    • Bring your own water bottle, notebook and pen. 
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water and sanitize them.
    • Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes.
    • If you are not feeling well or have respiratory symptoms similar to the flu such as a cough, fever, and difficulty breathing, stay at home and follow public health protocol. Give us a call to reschedule your booking.

Again, we continue to monitor this situation closely and will provide ongoing updates as needed. We also encourage our guests to stay up-to-date through Canada’s Public Health website.

 

Updated: April 2021

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