First Aid in the Workplace


McTavish 3610 room 430, 3610 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA
Free for McGill staff, $119.60 for McGill students

Designed and subsidized by the Government of Quebec*, this course is mandatory for Quebec establishments. *Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail [CNESST]

McGill staff and faculty please register here

Student Registrants please complete and submit the Paying Participant Training Form

Content: Responsibilities of First Aiders; General plan for emergency situations; Unconsciousness; Respiratory arrest; Cardiac arrest (CPR level A, i.e. for casualties of 8 y.o. and above); Assisted External Defibrillator (AED); Obstruction of airways; Bleeding; Shock; Wounds; Bone injuries; Burns; Environment-related problems; Injuries and burns to the eyes; Intoxication; Medical emergencies; Requirements Moving and transport of a casualty; On-site first-aid kit; Minimum number of First Aiders and first-aid register; AIDS and infectious diseases transmitted via blood.

Cost (McGill Staff and Faculty): Free for McGill staff and faculty, pending approval by Environmental Health & Safety. FOAPAL needs to be given in the event of cancellation, but would otherwise not be charged.

Cost (Students): $119.60 [$104 + taxes] per person. Includes certification and first-aid guide.

Duration: 2 days of 8 hours [incl. 1h lunch], from 9h00 to 17h00 both days

Withdraw/Cancellation Rules: No cancellation fee will be applied if the cancellation is done at least 8 days prior to the start of the session. An email to josee.sansoucy [at] is sufficient. Alternatively you can send someone to substitute for you. If your replacement is not entitled to the CNESST subsidy, the fee ($119.60) will be charged.

McGill staff and faculty please register here

Contact Information

Josée Sansoucy
Environmental Health & Safety
ehs [at]
Office Phone: 
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