Employer Responsibilities

Every employer must ensure the health and safety of all workers working for that employer, and any other workers present at the workplace at which that employers work is being carried out.

Employers must provide for each workplace such equipment, supplies, facilities, first aid attendants and services that are adequate and appropriate for:

  • Promptly rendering first aid to workers if they suffer an injury at work
  • Transporting injured workers to medical treatment

To ensure first aid is adequate and appropriate, the employer must conduct a first aid assessment for each workplace.

First Aid Assessment Requirements

  • Different types of first aid may be required at each workplace

    First aid requirements may include ETV or industrial ambulance equipment, various levels of first aid kits, dressing stations or first aid rooms and first aid attendants with level 1, 2 or 3 certificates

  • First aid must be adequate and appropriate

    A first aid assessment will determine whether the first aid at each workplace is adequate and appropriate by evaluating various factors such as the number of workers per shift, the workplace hazard rating, barriers to providing first aid and travel time to medical treatment

  • The quality, maintenance and use of first aid must be acceptable to WorkSafeBC

    First aid equipment, supplies and facilities must be kept clean, dry and ready for use, and be readily accessible at any time a worker is working in the workplace. To view the full first aid requirements on the WorkSafeBC website, click here.

Complete your first aid assessment with the AgSafe online tool

First Aid Assessment

First Aid Document Requirements

All employers are required to conduct an assessment to determine first aid needs at each location.  This can be done using the AgSafe First Aid Assessment tool here. This assessment tool will provide a printable list for each workplace. This assessment must be kept and reviewed annually.

If you require training for a First Aid Attendant, this must be provided by a WorkSafeBC approved provider. They maintain a list of trainers throughout BC here.

The following documents form a part of your workplace First Aid program. Some are required by WorkSafeBC Regulation to be posted in a place for workers to view.  A suggested layout for a First Aid Notice Board can be found here.

Documents that are not required to be posted for all workers to view are still very important, and form part of your First Aid program. Please review with your First Aid Attendant, Safety Committee, or Safety Representative to determine which are required for your workplace.

Document TitleRequired to PostLink(s)
Occupational First Aid PolicyNoWORD
Notice to WorkersYesPDF
First Aid Contact SignYesEnglish:
Injury Reporting ProcedureYesWORD
Transportation of injured or ill workersYesWORD
Site Map showing prearranged routes in & out of the workplaceYesGoogle Maps
Map and directions to medical treatmentYesGoogle Maps
Exposure Control Plan for First Aid AttendantsNoWSBC
Minor Wound Care HandoutsNoPDF
First Aid Record FormNoWSBC
First Aid Assessment FormNoWSBC
Emergency Procedures LogNoWORD
Emergency Transport ProcedureNoWORD
First Aid Attendants FormNoWORD
If You Get Hurt At WorkNoPDF