First Aid and First Aid Procedure/Policy

The Policy Statement

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The Procedures
General College Community (students and workers):
In the event of an injury to a student or employee the following procedure is to be followed:

  • Ensure scene safety, evacuate the scene moving casualties if necessary
  • Care for the injured, as much as possible within your scope of skill
  • Send a bystander or, if alone, go to the nearest telephone and call the EMERGENCY NUMBER for your Campus. * Note: If no answer at this number, please call 911 and ask for ambulance service. If calling 911, remain calm and follow the directions of the operator.
  • Remain with the patient until trained help arrives
  • Provide any required assistance as may be requested by attending personnel

Occupational First Aid Attendant:

  • Ensure the scene is safe for all present
  • Evacuate all unecessary persons if possible
  • Treat the patient, as required
  • Authorize bystander to call for transportation (ambulance or taxi)
  • Collect names of witnesses
  • Complete necessary reports as required by WorkSafeBC and/or NLC
  • Forward necessary documentation to HSEA 

Security/Facilities Personnel:

  • Secure the scene
  • Provide any assistance as required by Occupational First Aid Attendant
  • Call for transportation as requested by Occupational First Aid Attendant (ambulance, NLC vehicle or taxi)

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-- Created June 2007 | Revised August 2008 | Review Date August 2009 -----

-- Created June 2007 | Revised December 2011 -----