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All Canadian Companies are required by law to have a Regulation First Aid Kit, including the self-employed.
Large companies, those in isolated areas or engaging in high-hazard work will have additional requirements for
First Aid Supplies and Equipment; company and fleet vehicles also require a Vehicle First Aid Kit.
The applicable regulations are summarized on our pages for your convenience, organized by jurisdiction: Federal or Provincial.
Federal Type A,B,C,D First Aid Kits and Supplies
Federal regulations specify minimum requirements that employers must fill in order to ensure work sites have the equipment and supplies needed to provide first aid care in the event of a workplace injury or accident. Regulated by the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/86-304), required first aid supplies in Canadian workplaces vary depending on the number of employees at the worksite. Each one of our workplace first aid kits is designed to service a specific number of employees and includes all the required first aid supplies to meet or exceed federal first aid kit requirements.
Employers should perform a site-specific hazard assessment to identify potential hazards that employees are exposed to at the place of work in order to fully understand and identify the special needs of the workers. Most employers choose a first aid kit that not only meets federal requirements but one that can properly handle any injuries or illnesses that are most likely to occur.
Choose from the following options:
Type A first aid kit - covers 2 to 5 employees at any one time.
Type B first aid kit - covers nearly twice as many employees, 6 or more and is designed for a workplace less than 2 hours travel from a medical facility.
Type C first aid kit - the most robust package covering 6 or more employees on staff at any given time and that are more than 2 hours travel from a medical facility.
Type D first aid kit – covers 1 to 3, travelling by snowmobile or other small vehicle, other than a truck, van or automobile.
Looking for a more robust or custom first aid kit with regulated contents for Canada?
All of our kits are completely customizable from the type and amount of medical supplies to the logo on the front. Contact us today and one of our knowledgeable representatives will work with you from beginning to end to make sure you have everything you need. *Refill packs for all types of first aid kits are available.
If you have a business in Ontario, you must comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act’s Regulation 1101 under Section 3 of the WSIB Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.
As a business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your employees have access to adequate first aid supplies at all times.
Ensure your work site has the equipment and supplies needed to provide first aid care in the event of workplace illness or injury. Province regulations specify minimum requirements that employers must fill as federal legislation does with type A, B, C First Aid Kits.
In order to properly fill these requirements, employers should perform a site-specific assessment to identify potential hazards that employees are exposed to at the place of work. This hazard assessment will identify the individual needs of the workers in order to choose a first aid kit that not only meets provincial requirements but one that can properly handle the most likely problems to occur like:
WSIB First Aid Kit Requirements are based on the type of business and how many people are employed. Regardless of what type of first aid kit the business needs, it is important to make sure the kits are monitored for adequate supply levels on a regular basis to ensure they stay within the regulations.
Whether you are in need of a kit refill, complete kit or first aid station, we can help with:
We strive to help you take the confusion out of following provincial regulations. Take some time to explore our options and if at any time you need additional support, just ask. We have highly trained representatives that understand the local regulations to help you find the right first aid kits for your individual business needs.
EYE FIRST AID
Are you a daycare or childcare provider in Canada?
Are you prepared for an unexpected emergency?
Owning a daycare and providing for children is a big responsibility. Not only are you responsible for keeping the kids happy, but you are also responsible for their safety.
Canadian Safety Supplies has a variety of options to make sure you are prepared. Depending on your needs, you can choose from child or baby first aid kits. Each baby or child first aid kit is equipped with items such as thermometers, scissors, first aid manuals, bandages, gauze and more.