Standard First Aid

Who should this course?

The NL First Aid Regulations outlines the requirements for all workplaces. Each building at Memorial University under the first aid regs is required to have a particular number of individuals trainied in forst aid:

  • Where there are 2-14 employees, at least one worker must be trained to the "emergency level" of training;
  • where there are 15 or more but less than 200 employees, one worker must have a standard first aid certificate. There will also be one additional worker trained to the emergency level for each group of 25 workers or part there off (i.e. 105 workers requires 5 workers trained in the emergency level).

Acceptable first aid certificates must be issued by an approved first aid Training provider.

Emergency First Aid Certificate" is issued upon successful completion of an eight (8) hour training program;

"Standard First Aid Certificate" is issued upon successful completion of a 16 hour training program;

Names of persons holding valid first aid certificates must be posted at the workplace. 


The two day course delivers Standard First Aid (based Canadian Red Cross program with St. John’s Ambulance available upon request) and adult / child / infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) level C and Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs). The use of Automated External Defibrillators will be reviewed and practiced with a training unit.

Learning objectives:

  • Preparing to respond,
  • The EMS system,
  • Check, Call, Care,
  • Airway emergencies,
  • Breathing and circulation emergencies,
  • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest,
  • Wound care,
  • Head and spine injuries,
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries,
  • Sudden medical emergencies,
  • Environmental emergencies,
  • Poisons; and
  • any other content required by legislation.

Course includes: Emergency and Standard First Aid certificates from all providers are valid for 3 years.

Approved First Aid Training Providers 

Marine Institute - Offshore Safety Survival Centre (St. John's and Stephenville) 

Canadian Red Cross

St. John Ambulance

Dexter Institute (Labrador) 





Environmental Health & Safety

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000