Alberta OH&S Codes require a standard ratio of the number of workers (persons) to the first aiders for every location. GPRC employees such as instructors and support staff are current in their First Aid Training. In Grande Prairie the OHS Risk Officer and Enterprise Risk Manager and the Security staff are trained in First Aid. In Fairview, many of the instructors and staff have their First Aid training. There is a first aider in every department, or in close walking distance to a department, who are available in case of emergency.
First Aid Kits
Accessible at all campus locations: in classrooms, e.g., trades, in the Facilities Risk Management (safety) offices, in hallways and residence offices for easy access.
Located in cases mounted on walls at the Grande Prairie and Fairview campus locations. Step by step instructions for trained first aiders begin once the defibrillator is turned on and purposely in use.
|Grande Prairie Campus
|Across from the PEAK Entryway
|Outside Douglas J Cardinal Theatre
|Electrical Trades Building
At the Grande Prairie Campus, the College and Community Health Centre is a primary health care practice with services designed to encourage and support healthy lifestyles that are available for students, staff and the public.
In Case of an Incident Causing Injury
Remain calm. Remove or contain any hazards that can affect your, and the victim's safety.
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- Use personnel protective equipment e.g. gloves, eye protection, filter mask as required.
- Do not move the victim unnecessarily, however if the victim is in imminent danger, (e.g. life threatening situation due to toxic fumes, vehicle fire, building damage) and it is safe to do so, move the victim to a safe location. Try to remember the original position of the victim for the report.
- If you are the one that has been hurt, ask for assistance and call security.
- The First Aider will conduct a first aid assessment and treatment within their qualifications and limitations. A First Aider must not attempt procedures or techniques beyond their abilities or training.
- As required, an ambulance / 911 will be called in to help with the injured and take them to the hospital. Continue treatment and monitoring until more qualified medical assistance arrives on the scene.
- Ambulance is always the preferred method to transport injured to the hospital. If the injured individual does not want an ambulance and is experiencing a non-emergency, non-life-threatening injury, then a taxi may be used.
- Taxi services (vouchers) are available at time of incident and in case of a non-life-threatening illness or injury, where transportation is required to get to a clinic or emergency room. Instructors or Security personnel can call the taxi company for you.
- Ensure hand washing and personal cleanliness.