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In industrial settings, where jobs are often high-risk and remote and emergency services may not be readily accessible, it is paramount to ensure medical supplies and personnel meet legal requirements.

While specific requirements may vary depending on jurisdiction as well as your worksite’s size, hazard level and distance from emergency services, most worksites further than 20 minutes from a hospital require at least one first aider on-site, and large, high-risk, or highly remote worksites may require on-site emergency responders as well.   

Whatever your on-site medical needs, take advantage of Irwin's! 

Our top-notch medical services team can help you through the entire process of understanding and meeting medical regulations, from assessments to emergency response:

  • Our first aid assessments analyze the size, location, and hazard level of your workplace in order to determine first aid requirements 
  • Our medical equipment includes fully stocked mobile treatment centres and first aid materials to restock extant emergency transport vehicles or first aid rooms
  • Our on-site medical personnel include Level 3 Occupational First Aid Attendants and emergency medical responders as required

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First Aid Assessments

First aid requirement assessments identify if your workplace requires a first aid attendant and what type of certification they need to ensure that you and your staff are safe and compliant. 

WorkSafeBC defines the first aid assessment process as the following:
  1. Identify the number of workplaces
    First aid coverage should be based on the total workforce present at each workplace. If your assessment determines you have multiple workplaces, you must complete an assessment for each location.
  2. Identify your workplace hazard rating
    First aid coverage is also determined by your workplace hazard rating. This rating reflects the nature and extent of the risks and hazards in your workplace. WorkSafeBC uses three levels of hazard ratings: low, moderate, and high. You can find your rating on the classification unit description sent out every year or look up your classification unit online.
  3. Consider the surface travel time to a hospital
    The level of first aid service required changes if it would normally take more than 20 minutes to safely transport an injured worker to hospital by road or water.
  4. Determine the number of workers on a shift
    Different shifts may have different requirements. Be sure to account for all workers who may require first aid during a shift.
  5. Determine the required first aid services for your workplace
    By referring to the OHS Regulation and supporting Guidelines and consulting appropriate WorkSafeBC resources, you can best determine what first aid kits, facilities, emergency vehicles, and equipment you need.
  6. Review your assessment

Once completed, IRWIN'S consultants will create an up-to-date, documented first aid procedure for your workplace to follow. This may include drills, to be conducted yearly as a refresher on the first aid process and assigning a staff member to manage the first aid services. 

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Medical Personnel

IRWIN'S Safety can provide fully trained and experienced first aid and medical personnel to any project. Getting a first aid assessment will help you determine whether your workplace is required to have a first aid attendant and what certification each attendant should have. At IRWIN'S our medical personnel are licensed and equipped with required equipment such as a Jumpkit, O2 kit, AED, Spineboard/clamshell and an MTC. In addition, they are trained to perform anything from first aid room, "walk-in style" patient assessments and treatments, to emergencies in the field.

Our OFA3s and EMRs are licensed according to the EMALB (Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board) in BC and the ACP (Alberta College of Paramedics) in Alberta.

WorkSafeBC states each first aid attendant must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Have successfully completed a first aid training course or first aid examination developed or approved by WorkSafeBC.
  • Have a first aid certificate in good standing at the level required issued by WorkSafeBC or an agency approved by WorkSafeBC (see samples of first aid certificates accepted in B.C.).

By choosing IRWIN'S you're ensuring that you get the highest quality of first aid attendants that are properly trained and prepared for whatever may happen on the job. Let IRWIN'S make sure your staff are safe in the event of an emergency through our industry best practices and training.

First Aid Attendants (OFA3)

IRWIN'S will provide fully trained and competent Occupational First Aid Attendant (OFA Level 3). An attendant possessing a Level 3 certificate can work on any provincial workplace as a designated attendant.

Emergency Medical Responders (EMR)

IRWIN'S is able to provide basic life support services for your site with an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) to effectively handle any pre-hospital emergency care requirements.

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Medical Equipment

Every project needs to have medical equipment on site. In industrial settings where jobs are often high-risk and remote and emergency services may not be readily accessible it is even more important to ensure that the right medical equipment is in place.

IRWIN’S rents you the medical equipment you require to ensure your worksite is in compliance with the law. Including: fully stocked Jumpkits, O2 kits, AED, Spineboard/clamshell and MTCs. We inspect and maintain our equipment regularly. Our First aid kits are fully compliant with Alberta and BC safety legislation.

To view our stock of medical equipment and inquire about rentals or purchases, click the link below:

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At Irwin’s our passion is people. As a small, versatile company in the field of major industry, we offer a service-based approach which caters to specific organizational needs and offers professional strategies for managing projects better. Our mission is to form partnerships and leverage our safety expertise to create long-lasting industrial solutions that save money, keep workers safe, and ensure best practices.

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