Do you need first aid training but cannot attend a course in person due to social distancing and COVID-19?
Here’s some good news!
Thanks to our blended first aid training courses, you can take the theory and essentials online – get temporarily certified – then take a one-day course in person later on.
Let’s take a look at how all this works.
Blended First Aid Training – How It Works
First Aid 4U, a leader in first aid training across Ontario, has developed blended first aid training programs at many of our locations in the GTA, Ottawa and elsewhere in the province.
Blended first aid training is a revolutionary way of taking a portion of the first aid training that’s traditionally been done in a classroom setting and putting the material online instead.
The benefit to the course participant is that he or she only needs to attend a one-day session at one of our convenient first aid training locations, rather than two. And it’s Red Cross certified.
The course material online includes the theory and background of first aid training, with the essentials covered as well as overviews of the various situations that can arise that would require CPR, AED or other first aid to be administered. Procedures are also covered, in terms of the process and steps to follow.
Basically, anything that isn’t hands-on, we’ve made available online.
It takes about six hours to complete the online portion of a blended first aid training course.
We require that every participant complete the online segment first, before attending the one-day first aid training session in person. The instructor will verify that the prerequisites have been completed (and will not let someone attend if they have not finished the basics first).
Online First Aid Training in COVID-19 Social Distancing
With the onset of the global COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) pandemic, most people have been staying home and everyone has been doing their best with ‘social distancing’ measures.
The idea of attending a class in person seems a bit daunting – at least at the time of writing this article.
They are allowing first aid training attendees to obtain a temporary certificate once the online portion of the first aid training has been completed.
The only catch is, of course, that you’ll need to take the in-class first aid training session once it is feasible to do so.
While there is no substitute for the hands-on first aid training that goes on in our classroom settings, this ‘New Normal’ concept has forced all of us into a variety of paradigm shifts.
First Aid 4U’s Blended First Aid Training Can Benefit You
If you are looking for first aid training and want to get provisional certification sooner, sign up today for our blended first aid training.
Just find the location nearest to you, complete the booking process, and shortly you will receive a link to the online first aid training course material.
Once you have completed the online course, we will be able to issue a temporary certificate that is recognized by WSIB. It shows that you have completed the essential portion of the first aid training and that you will take the one-day first aid training in person when it is available.