First Aid Training and Information

Safety Trainings Cancelled Until May 1, 2020

Please note that EHS has cancelled all in-person training courses until May 1, 2020. We are working to be able to offer safety training courses online, where available.


First Aid in the Workplace / Sécourisme en milieu de travail

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

Course 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.

Duration: 2 days of 8 hours [incl. 1h lunch]

Course Cost

Cost (McGill Staff and Faculty): Free for McGill staff and faculty, pending availability of a subsidy from the CNESST and approval from Environmental Health and Safety. A FOAPAL is required in both instances as the course fee is charged for a no-show or last minute cancellation.

Cost (Students): $128.80 [$112 + taxes] per person. Includes certification and first-aid guide.

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 ($128.80) will be charged

Course Dates

Date Time Comments

2020 Schedule

Downtown Campus Locations [3610 McTavish Street, Room 430]

January 9 & 16 (Thursdays) 8:30 - 4:30 Cards mailed via internal mail. February 28
February 19 & 26 (Wednesdays) 8:30 - 4:30 Cards have arrived at EHS. You are welcome to pick it up. To be mailed shortly: March 10, 2020
2 & 3 avril (jeudi et vendredi) Annulée pour le moment. March 17 8h30 à 16h30 formation en français. Les inscriptions sont reportées à ultérieurement. Les participants seront contactés par courriel. Les dates sont indéterminées
June 1 & 2 (Monday/Tuesday) 8:30 - 4:30 Registration open

Macdonald Campus, Raymond Building, Room R4-046/048


May 4 & 5 (Monday/Tuesday)

8h-16h Registration is open
Next: Looking at August 2020 8h-16h  



Heart Saver

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec, CPR Level A - Victim of 8 years and above)

Content: Responsibilities of First Aiders; General plan for emergency situations; Unconsciousness; Respiratory arrest; Cardiac arrest; Obstruction of airways; Shock; AIDS and infectious diseases transmitted in blood; Stroke; Vital links; Risk factors; Signs & symptoms of heart attack

Cost: $465/group of 1 to 8; and $565/ group of 9 to 12 people (+taxes, certification & manual incl.)
Pre-requisite: None
Duration: 4 to 6-hour/session


Cost: $465/group of 1 to 8; and $565/ group of 9 to 12 people (+taxes, certification & manual incl.)
Duration: 4 hour/session

Dates: Organized upon demand, please ehs [at] (subject: Heartsaver%20course%20inquiry) (email us.)

Date Time Location / Language
Downtown Campus Locations
8h - 13h
3610 McTavish Street, 4th Floor, Room 430 English
12h - 17h
3610 McTavish Street, 4th Floor, Room 430 English

Supervised Practice Session

This not a course. If you and a group wish to practice, contact us to organize a session.

Cost: Free. No registration needed
Dates: Organized upon demand
Location: 3610 McTavish, 4th floor reception

MSERT Red Cross

Please refer to the McGill Student Emergency Response Team.

McGill Student Emergency Response Team (MSERT) provides Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR courses [i.e. includes baby & child techniques]. For more information or to register for a course, visit their website.

Please note the CNESST recognizes only its course [named: First aid in the workplace] to fulfill its Quebec Workplace requirement.









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