Standard Workplace First Aid & CPR Level C and AED
Blended Standard First Aid Training: Part 1 is approx. 8 hours of self-directed online learning. Part 2 is 7.5 hours of in-person teaching time (1 full day).
At this time, training is available only to Identified First Aiders on St. George Campus. Employees at the Mississauga or Scarborough campuses should contact their local Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) office for information on first aid training.
If you have any questions regarding first aid training or first aid/AED stations, contact EHS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.978.4467.
Updated: October 18, 2023
Learn more about First Aid and CPR/AED training and certification.
Sign up for an upcoming training session on St. George Campus.
Guidance documents, checklists, and posters for First Aiders.
List of First Aid kit requirements.
In Case of Injury or Illness at Work poster and other required postings.
Information on Naloxone and Naloxone kits in the workplace.
Additional first aid related information and resources.
Answers to commonly asked questions.
Who is eligible to take First Aid and CPR/AED training?
Only Identified First Aiders who are responsible for First Aid stations are eligible to take the First Aid Training offered by the University. The University will pay for up to two (2) persons to attend per First Aid Station to cover absences and illness. Training is designed to meet the University’s obligations under Ontario R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 1101: First Aid Requirements under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 16, Sched. A.
Please note that employees who require first aid training as part of their regular job duties (e.g., lifeguards) or clinical settings must arrange for payment through their department.
First Aid Training Certification
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) office on St. George Campus hosts several Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C training sessions for employees each year. Training is provided by an WSIB-approved training provider arranged by EHS.
The training is offered as a blended two-part program consisting of approximately 8 hours of self-paced online training (Part 1) followed by one day (7.5 hours) of in-class training (Part 2). The online portion of the training must be completed prior to the in-class date. Completion of both Part 1 and 2 training is required for full certification.
After successful completion of the training, the employee will receive a certificate in Standard First Aid, CPR Level C, and AED which is valid for 3 years. For continued compliance, departments must ensure the first aider completes an approved recertification training course (4 hours online training, 3-4 hours in-class training) or retake the full certification training course prior to the expiration date.
How do I register?
All registrants must complete the First Aid Training Registration Form for Identified First Aiders and submit the form to email@example.com. The registration deadline is 10 business days prior to the course start date (depending on availability). Approved participants will then be sent a reminder and more information by e-mail closer to the date. A charge will be billed to the department of any person who registers but does not attend or does not provide notice of cancellation at least five business days prior to the course start date (exceptions on a case-by-case basis).
Blended* Standard First Aid for Identified First Aiders – 2023 Schedule, St. George Campus
In 2024, we will be moving back to two days, in-person.
|Date||Course Delivery||Instructions for Participants|
|November 2023 FULL||Part 1 (online)||Note ‘Part 1, August 2023’ on your registration form|
|November 8, 2023||Part 2 (in-person)||Ensure you have completed/signed up for Part 1 before attending. Session is for August online cohort.|
|January 2024 (TBD)||Part 2 (in-person)||Ensure you have completed/signed up for Part 1 before attending. Session is for November online cohort.|
|February 2024||Two days, in-person||Dates to be determined.|
|May 2024||Two days, in-person||Dates to be determined.|
**Do not attend unless you’ve registered with firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Aider’s Package
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
Units should notify EHS if they are purchasing or installing an AED or moving an existing AED. Prior to purchasing an AED, considerations should be given to:
- Working with your property manager/local facilities group (e.g., installation of an AED cabinet and signage).
- Implementing an inspection program per the manufacturer’s instructions (e.g., frequency, checking the battery and expiration dates of gel pad, etc.).
Departments should also register their AEDs with the City of Toronto’s AED Registration for Paramedic 911 Communications website.
AED Instructions and Training
Review manufacturer’s instructions on the use of the AED device with applicable occupants. Training videos may also be available from the manufacturer.
Demonstration videos on common AED models at the University are available from the Mikey Network webpage.
* The Mikey Network is a charitable organization dedicated to the public awareness and expanding access to AEDs.
For a list of known AEDs on University of Toronto campuses, refer to the following UofT Maps:
- The checkbox next to the “AED” button should already be selected to show all building locations with AEDs.
- Click on the “AED” tab to view the AED locations as a list.
- Additional information about each AED location can be found within the card description. Buildings with multiple AEDs are also listed in the card description.