First Aid Attendants and Hazard Assessment Rating

First aid attendants are responsible for:

  • Promptly providing first aid at a level of care within the scope of their first aid training.
  • Objectively recording observed or reported signs and symptoms of injuries and illnessess in the first aid record book, and keeping these records for at least three years.
  • Informing the person treated about their responsibility to immediately report the incident to the EHRS incident reporting system.
  • Referring injuries and illnesses beyong the scope of their training to medical attention.
  • Ensuring that supplies of first aid kits are inspected on a regular basis, at least every three months and replenished.

Hazard Assessment Rating

Hazard rating assessments are carried out to determine the Occupational First Aid requirements for each campus, as outlined in the WorkSafeBC Occupational Health & Safety Regulation, Section 3:14-3:21 .

To determine the first aid requirements for each campus, refer to the First Aid guidelines and carry-out an assessment  by completing a First Aid assessment worksheet , guided by the First Aid Flowchart .

Below are the hazard ratings for each campus.

Burnaby Hazard Rating

Burnaby Campus is assessed as a moderate risk environment with a total of about 2300 employees. 

Rating of universities has an L (low) designation on the WorkSafeBC hazard rating list under commercial building or school-municipal. A percentage of workers on Burnaby campus are employed in high risk jobs, such as laboratory workers and Facilities Services workers, therefore, the hazard rating has been adjusted from low (L) to moderate (M).


WorkSafeBC First Aid Requirements

Burnaby Campus # of Employees/Shift Within 20 min travel to Hospital FAA Level Required Facility Required
Regular working hours 76+ Yes Level 2 FA Room
After hours 26 – 75 Yes Level 2 Dressing Station


Determination for the first aid requirements

  • SFU is within 20 minutes of the nearest hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital, in New Westminster.
  • Number of employees on campus during regular working hours is greater than 76.
  • Number of employees on campus after working hours is between 26 and 75.


Requirements for moderate risk workplace

During working hours:
Level 2 FA kit and first aid room
After working hours: 
Level 2 FA kit and dressing station

A first aid room is required during regular hours.  The first aid room is accessible after hours by the first aid attendants. 

Vancouver Campus Hazard Rating

Vancouver Campus is assessed as a low risk environment.

First Aid Requirements

Building
# of Employees
within 10 min from Harbour Centre?
within 20 min travel to hospital?
FAA Level Required
Facility Required
Harbour Centre >101 Yes
Yes
Level 2
FA Room
Segal Centre Between 51–100
Yes
Yes
Level 2
None (Dressing Room Available)
Centre for Dialogue Between 11–50
Yes
Yes
Level 1
None
611 Alexander 1
No
Yes
None
None


Determination for First Aid requirements at Harbour Centre, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue and Segal Centre:

  • SFU is within 20 minutes of the nearest hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital, 1081 Burrard St., Vancouver.
  • More than 101 employees are on campus during regular working hours.
  • Fewer than 11 employees are on campus after regular working hours. 


Requirements for a low risk workplace:

During working hours: Level 2 FA kit and FA room at Harbour Centre
After working hours:
None

No FAAs are required to be on these premises after hours as fewer than 11 employees are expected to be on site. Harbour Centre Campus Security personnel Level 2 FAA’s will respond to medical emergencies in all three buildings after hours and have access to the first aid rooms.


Alexander Centre

The WorkSafeBC regulation does not require first aid provision at 611 Alexander.  Due to student teaching activities with machinery at this location, a minimum First Aid Attendant Level 1 is recommended during regular working hours.

Surrey Campus Hazard

Surrey Campus has been assessed as a low risk environment.


WCB First Aid Requirements

Surrey Campus Building

# employees

Within 20 min travel to hospital?

FAA Level required

Facility required

Regular working hours

101 or more

Yes

Level 2

First aid room

After hours

Between 11–50

Yes

Level 2

Dressing station


Determination for the First Aid requirements

SFU is within 20 minutes of the nearest hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, 13750 - 96th Avenue, Surrey.

  • Number of mployees on campus during regular working hours is greater than 100.
  • Number of employees on campus after working hours is between 10 and 25. 


Requirements for low risk workplace

During working hours Level 2 first aid attendant and a first aid room.
After working hours
Level 1 first aid attendant.

A first aid room is required during regular hours.  The first aid room is accessible after hours by the first aid attendants who have Level 2 certification.