Be Prepared provides training for Accident Simulation (European style – L.O.T.U.S.)
Anyone that is part of a Medical Response Team, running compliance scenarios, first aid competitions. Person(s) that organize mass casualty simulations.
- First Aid knowledge
- Make up and use of props
- Scenario planning
- Enactment of medical conditions
- Responding to treatment
Current certification in any of the following programs/profession – OFA Level 2 or 3, First Responder (FR3), Emergency Medical Responder, Paramedic, Registered Nurse, Lifeguards (NLS)
Every September until the end of March on a Tuesday evening from 6:30 PM until 9:30 PM (2.5 hrs of real practise time) with a minimum of 40 hours.
Course fee does not include all material costs, estimated extra costs around $50-$150
This practice session is intended for those that want to freshen up on their skills and anyone that is getting ready for their BC EMA EMR Licensing exam.
There will be skills stations for sagar splint, rolls and scenarios will include both trauma and medical calls and there will be a review of pharmacology.
To make sure we can take as much out of this practice as possible, we would require everyone to be on time and have their materials reviewed before coming to this practice session.
Please email us before the session of anything specific you would like to work on, so we can prepare for that – send your requests and any other questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall protection hierarchy
The fall protection hierarchy must be used when choosing methods to eliminate or control fall hazards. The steps are listed in the order in which they should be considered.
Where fall hazards cannot be eliminated, permanent or temporary guardrails or handrails form a protective barrier around an opening or edge to prevent a fall to a lower level.
After eliminating fall hazards and installing guardrails, a fall restraint system is the next level in the fall protection hierarchy.
Fall restraint systems prevent you from falling through either travel restriction or work positioning. With travel restriction, workers are attached to a fixed-length line that prevents them from travelling to close to an opening or edge.
When it’s not possible or practical to use a fall restraint system, the next line of protection is fall arrest.
A fall arrest system (including a lanyard or lifeline, a harness, and, most importantly, an anchor) protects you after a fall by stopping you from hitting the surface below
If guardrails, fall restraint, or fall arrest are not practicable, or will result in greater risk of injury, contact the Prevention Information Line to discuss alternative safe work procedures that are acceptable to WorkSafeBC.
This course is taught by:
Ben Brooks, NCSO, CSO, CSS, CSC- GCSSafety Professional | Gold Seal Certified
The Level 1 course is for food service front-line workers such as buspersons, servers, dishwashers, and cooks. Level 1 is usually delivered in a one day format (8 hours). If you take this course in British Columbia and pass the final exam, you will be registered in the BC Centre for Disease Control database and you will receive a FOODSAFE certificate.
- create awareness of foodborne illness and worker safety.
- to reduce the possibility of food related illness.
- share the importance of safe work habits in the food industry.
Who should take this course?
1) Every operator of a food service establishment must hold a certificate, issued by a health official, for the successful completion of the food handler training program known as FOODSAFE or its equivalent.
2) Every operator of a food service establishment must ensure that, while the operator is absent from the food service establishment, at least one employee present in the establishment holds the certificate referred to in subsection (1)
This means that it is not required by the BC regulation that you have a FOODSAFE Level 1 certificate in order to work as a server. However, some employers require that all their employees have a Level 1 certificate. Also, it is an advantage to have your certificate when applying for jobs.
The FOODSAFE course is about preventing the transmission of foodborne illness and also about worker safety on the job. People who prepare, serve and clean up food should take the course for the safety of the customers and also for their own safety.
Joint Health and Safety Committee and Workers Reps Training
The Workers Compensation Act requires employers to establish a Joint Health and Safety Committee, that regularly employs 20 or more (full or part-time) employees.
Many workplaces find that joint worker/employer safety and health committees are an excellent means of consultation within the organisation. These committees can help identify workplace health and safety responsibilities, establish positive attitudes, and assist the employer in reducing/eliminating workplace injuries or diseases.
What joint committees and worker health and safety representatives do
The joint committee plays an important role in your occupational health and safety program, giving workers and employers a way to work together to identify and find solutions to workplace health and safety issues. The joint committee has the following specific duties and functions:
- Identify situations that may be unhealthy or unsafe for workers, and advise on effective systems for responding to those situations
- Consider, and promptly deal with complaints relating to the health and safety of workers
- Consult with workers and the employer on issues related to occupational health and safety, and the occupational environment
- Make recommendations to the employer and the workers for the improvement of the occupational health and safety, and the occupational environment of workers
- Make recommendations to the employer on educational programs promoting the health and safety of workers and compliance with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act and the regulations, and to monitor their effectiveness
- Advise the employer on programs and policies required under the regulations for the workplace, and to monitor their effectiveness
- Advise the employer on proposed changes to the workplace, including significant proposed changes to equipment and machinery, or the work processes that may affect the health or safety of workers
- Ensure that accident investigations and regular inspections are carried out as required
- Participate in inspections, investigations and inquiries as provided in Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act and Section 3 of the Regulation
In workplaces where a worker health and safety representative is required, the representative has the same duties and functions as a joint committee, to the extent practicable.
This program is typically scheduled for 4 hrs.
If you currently hold certification in First Responder (FR) and are looking to continue your education?
The next level of care is the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course!
The EMR program provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness in a pre-hospital setting. This program is for those providing emergency response; these may include firefighters, law-enforcement officers, workplace responders, and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. Includes CPR level HCP and AED.
Canadian Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder has been approved by the B.C. Emergency Medical Attendant Licensing Board (EMALB) for EMR licensing. This course includes Healthcare Provider (HCP) level CPR, AED, and Spinal Management.
- Part 1 Preparing to Respond
- The Responder
- The Emergency Scene
- Preventing Disease Transmission
- Part 2 Establishing Priorities of Care
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Respiratory Emergencies
- Airway and Ventilation
- Circulatory Emergencies
- Part 3 Traumatic Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Head and Spine Injuries
- Chest, Abdominal, and Pelvic Injuries
- Part 4 Medical Emergencies
- Sudden Illnesses
- Heat- and Cold-Related Emergencies
- Part 5 Special Populations and Situations
- Special Populations and Crisis Intervention
- Reaching and Moving Patients
- Multiple Casualty Incidents
- WorkplacePrerequisitesStudents should have at least a First Responder with CPR-HCP within the last 2 years when entering into the FR to EMR Upgrade program, please contact us if unclear about the right program or certification.LicensingLearners who have completed the EMR Program and have certified must license with the Emergency Medical Association Licensing Board in order to work as an EMR in BC. Costs for the EMA EMR exam are approximately $450.
Learners have one year after their EMR class completion date to pass their licensing exams. Learners who miss the one year deadline to license and who completed the EMR Program within three years must complete the EMR Renewal course before re-applying for licensure.
To book your exam
The Emergency Medical Association governs licensing within the province of BC. To find more information on licensing or to schedule an exam, learners must contact EMALB directly by phoning 1.800.663.7867 or emailing
All students must have the Emergency Care Manual which is mandatory to take the course. Please contact us if you still need this book.
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System 2015
What is it?
This is a 3-4 hour program that will introduce WHMIS Education and Training for Workers. Employers must establish an education program for their workers to ensure that workers understand WHMIS and the hazards of the controlled products they work with or near. Education programs about WHMIS must be followed up with job-specific training in safe work procedures for handling, storing, and disposing of these controlled products. Workers must also be trained in emergency procedures in the event of an accident or spill.
What is covered in the course?
This WHMIS 2015 course covers the Implementation of GHS in Canada as well as WHMIS legislation introduced in 1988.
The course also includes valuable practical advice, so you will know basic health and safety measures to protect yourself and prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.