British Columbia Workplace Safety Requirements

 

The first aid requirements for businesses in British Columbia are based on the number of employees actively employed at one time, the type of industry/potential for hazards and the proximity/travel time to a medical facility. For summarized requirements please see the points below. For the most current regulations, refer to First Aid Kits: Recommended Minimum Contents and Schedule 3-A Miniumum Levels of First Aid of the British Columbia Occupation Health and Safety Regulations.

 

Low Risk Workplaces

 

Close to Nearest Hospital (< 20 min):

  • 2-10 Employees: British Columbia Basic First Aid Kit
  • 11-11 Employees:  British Columbia Level 1 First Aid Kit
  • 1:51-100 Employees: British Columbia Level 2 First Aid Kit + 3 Blankets
  • 1:100+ Employees: British Columbia Level 2 First Aid Kit + Dressing Station

Distant from Nearest Hospital (> 20 min):

  • 1 Employee: Personal First Aid Kit
  • 2-5 Employees: British Columbia Basic First Aid Kit
  • 6-30 Employees: British Columbia Level 1 First Aid Kit
  • 31-50 Employees: British Columbia Level 1 First Aid Kit + Dressing Station
  • 51-75 Employees: British Columbia Level 3 First Aid Kit + 3 Blankets + Dressing Station
  • 76+ Employees: British Columbia Level 3 First Aid Kit + Dressing Station + First Aid Room

 

Moderate Risk Workplaces

 

Close to Nearest Hospital (< 20 min):

  • 1 Employee: Personal First Aid Kit
  • 2-5 Employees: British Columbia Basic First Aid Kit
  • 6-25 Employees: British Columbia Level 1 First Aid Kit
  • 26-75 Employees: British Columbia Level 2 First Aid Kit
  • 76+ Employees: British Columbia Level 2 First Aid Kit

Distant from Nearest Hospital (> 20 min):

  • 1 Employee: Personal First Aid Kit
  • 2-5 Employees: British Columbia Level 1 First Aid Kit
  • 6-15 Employees: British Columbia Level 1 Kit + First Aid Room
  • 16-50 Employees: British Columbia Level 3 Kit + 3 Blankets + First Aid Room
  • 51-100 Employees: British Columbia Level 3 First Aid Kit + Dressing Station + First Aid Room
  • 101-300 Employees: British Columbia Level 3 First Aid Kit + Dressing Station + Emergency Transport Vehicle
  • 300+ Employees: British Columbia Level 3 First Aid Kit + Dressing Station + Emergency Transport Vehicle

 

High Risk Workplaces

 

Close to Nearest Hospital (< 20 min):

  • 1 Employee: Personal First Aid Kit
  • 2-15 Employees: British Columbia Level 1 First Aid Kit
  • 16-30 Employees: British Columbia Level 2 First Aid Kit
  • 31-300 Employees: British Columbia Level 2 First Aid Kit
  • 301+ Employees: British Columbia Level 2 First Aid Kit

Distant from Nearest Hospital (> 20 min):

  • 1 Employee: Personal First Aid Kit
  • 2-5 Employees: British Columbia Level 1 First Aid Kit
  • 6-10 Employees: British Columbia Level 1 First Aid Kit + First Aid Room
  • 11-30 Employees: British Columbia Level 3 First Aid Kit + 3 Blankets + First Aid Room
  • 31-50 Employees: British Columbia Level 3 First Aid Kit + Dressing Station + First Aid Room
  • 51-200 Employees: British Columbia Level 3 First Aid Kit + Dressing Station + Emergency Transport Vehicle & Industrial Ambulance Equipment
  • 201+ Employees: British Columbia Level 3 First Aid Kit + Dressing Station + Emergency Transport Vehicle & Industrial Ambulance Equipment


Links to First Aid Kits, Supplies & Equipment:


Additional Items & Kits:

 

First Aid Canada is pleased to offer all kits required above. If you have any questions regarding first aid and safety in the workplace, please do not hesitate to contact the First Aid Canada Team.

 

Life is Precious. Be Prepared.