COVID 19 Updated Statement Mar 27, 2020
First Aid Certificates – Expiry Date Extension
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety has announced that it is flexible concerning certificate expirations for workplace first aid. First aiders who are unable to recertify their training prior to certificate expiry will have their certificate expirations extended to allow them to recertify at a later opportunity.
Certificate holders must keep their current workplace first aid certificate as proof of certification, even if the expiry date has passed (applies to certificates with expiry dates on or after March 17, 2020). OHS officers will have flexibility in accepting expired workplace first aid certificates as proof of current certification.
Alternatively, people requiring first aid training during this period can enroll in an approved Blended First Aid Course. Approved Blended first aid courses are comprised of an online portion, followed by a classroom component. Alberta OH&S will recognize proof of completion of the online component as valid certification on an interim basis until such time as the worker can complete the in-class component. The certificate issued following the online component will clearly indicate this status. Second Chance CPR & First Aid will schedule in-class training as soon as it is safe to do so.
OSSA/Energy Safety Canada Certificates – Expiry Date Extension
Any Certificate of Completion previously issued by Energy Safety Canada or the Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA), that has an expiry date between January 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020 will be deemed by Energy Safety Canada to have not expired and will remain valid up to and including September 1, 2020.
Certificates will not be re-printed and no action is required to qualify for the extension
Once we have a clear idea that it is safe and practical to commence training again we will send out notifications, to be added to the notification list click HERE.
During this time we recommend online training to support social distancing if it follows your workplace & OHS requirements. This is the link for all available online courses we offer https://firstaidsafetytraining.ca/online-safety-courses/
In order to continue offering assistance to our customers, we have staff available M-F from 8:30am– 4:30pm to answer your calls. We are not accepting walk in traffic at this time.
Contact us at 780-429-6757 if you have any questions.
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