WELLINGTON, PEI – Jan. 4, 2012 – Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act that come into effect Jan. 31 mean that even workplaces with staffs of only two to five people will now be required by law to have trained first aid providers.
The Wellington Rural Action Centre (RAC) and the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI will therefore host a day-long course in emergency first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in French on Friday, Jan. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor Paul LeBlanc will provide the training on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross in the centre’s boardroom at 48 Mill Rd. in Wellington. The price is $65 plus GST per person. A minimum of eight people must be registered for the course to be delivered.
“We want to ensure that all local workplaces get a chance to have their designated staff members trained before the deadline at the end of this month,” says Chamber coordinator Raymond J. Arsenault.
“We urge all employers to register the required number of employees in this first aid course or in one of the other courses being offered in English at the other Rural Action Centres throughout the Island this month,” said Jeannine Arsenault, client information officer at the Wellington RAC.
Those interested in participating must register online at least four days in advance by going to www.redcross.ca and selecting Find A Course. They will be asked to give a postal code to find the nearest course. People may also register by calling Jordan Daigle at 902-628-6262, Ext. 1.
CUTLINE: Training in emergency first aid, including CPR, is now mandatory for many Island businesses.
For more information:
Canadian Red Cross
(902)-628-6262, Ext. 1.