Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

First Aid

WorkSafeBC (WSBC)

As of July 1 2018, all WorkSafeBC first aid courses have updated curriculum and equipment. The deadline for companies to have their equipment updated has not yet been announced by WorkSafeBC.

CPR C/AED • XOCH 0690

This six-hour Red Cross Course on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provides the skills to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children and babies.

Fee: $105

Schedule: Mar 28, Thu, 8:30 am–4:30 pm


Occupational First Aid, Level 1 • XOCH 0800

This is the WorkSafeBC basic one-day course designed to provide life-saving first aid skills to workers in industry. The curriculum includes the primary survey, cervical spine (C-spine) control, CPR, airway and breathing interventions, small-wound management and records and reports. You must demonstrate competency in your practical skills and achieve 70% on a multiple-choice exam. Successful students receive a certificate valid for three years. WorkSafeBC recommends that students take a CPR class half way through their certification period. Students must be at least 16 years of age and provide photo ID. Please dress comfortably.

Fee: $120

Schedule:
Saturday, Dec 1
Thursday, Feb 7
Monday, Apr 15
Saturday, June 22


Transportation Endorsement • XOCH 0780

This WorkSafeBC course provides Occupational First Aid, Level 1 and 2 certificates holders with the required training to move injured workers. The curriculum includes:

  • Patient handling and lifting techniques
  • Use of the spine board and basket stretchers
  • Spinal immobilization techniques
  • Patient assessment and treatment during transport
  • Critical interventions
  • Transportation method

Upon successful completion, you will receive a Transportation endorsement certificate. This certificate expires with the Occupational First Aid Level 1 or 2 certificate.

A transportation endorsement ticket is required in any Class A hazard job that is located more than 20 minutes surface travel from a hospital when the crew size is two to 10 workers.

Prerequisite: A valid Occupational First Aid Level 1 or 2 certificate. Candidates must be at least 16 years of age. Please bring Occupational Firs Aid, Level 1 or Level 2 certificate and photo ID to class.

Fee: $120

Schedule:
Oct 23, Tue, 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Feb 8, Fri, 8:30 am–4:30 pm
April 16, Tue, 8:30 am–4:30 pm


Avalanche Skills Training 1

Do you venture out of bounds, off the trails or into the backcountry? AST 1 is your place to start. You don’t need any experience to take this course. It is a must for everyone recreating in the backcountry or slackcountry.

You will learn how to recognize avalanche terrain and how to self-rescue. An AST 1 is a minimum of two days with both classroom and field components. Recognize that an AST 1 course is only the beginning—the avalanche pros will tell you avalanche training is a lifelong process.

AST 1 course content:

  • Avalanche formation and release
  • Identify avalanche terrain
  • The basics of trip planning
  • Optimal use of tools and resources like the avalanche forecast to mitigate your avalanche risk use
  • Appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain
  • Intro to companion rescue

Please contact the TRU office if you are interested in this course.


FoodSafe, Level 1   XOCH 0850

This is a food handling sanitation and work safety course designed for food service operators and front line food service workers such as cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers and deli workers. The course covers important food safety and worker safety information including foodborne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food serving food, cleaning and sanitizing.

Please contact the TRU office to confirm dates and times. Work is in progress to offer this course to the communities of Barriere and Clearwater using ITV video conferencing.

Fee: $115

Schedule:
Oct 27, 8:30 am–5:30 pm


Traffic Control Person (TCP) • XFLG 0610

This comprehensive, two-day standardized course for Traffic Control Persons (TCPs) consists of classroom and practical training and is the only program of its kind accepted by WorkSafeBC under Section 18 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations for high-risk traffic control.

This two-day training session is designed to qualify those who work as high-risk TCPs throughout BC.

You will learn:

  • Roles and responsibilities of TCPs, employers and supervisors
  • Regulations and standards, including those set out by Ministry of Transportation, WorkSafeBC and the Motor Vehicle Act
  • Traffic control equipment and devices, including personal protective equipment
  • Setting up, maintaining and removing work zones
  • Working around equipment
  • Basic and advanced traffic control skills

To successfully complete the course, you must pass the written exam with a minimum mark of 80% and the practical evaluation with 100%. Records of completion are provided by the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) and are valid for three years. The BCCSA is the WorkSafeBC approved certifier of al high-risk traffic control persons in BC.

Fee: $375

Schedule: Apr 13 & 14, Sat & Sun 8:30 am – 4:30 pm