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CSA First Aid Kit Regulation

Approved for: Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia,  Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon.

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First Aid Kits are required to be in accordance with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), CSA Z1220 - First aid kits for the workplace.

CSA Workplace First Aid Kit Classifications
Workplace first aid kits shall be classified as follows:

Type 1: Personal first aid kit
An organization shall provide a Type 1: Personal first aid kit to all workers who work in isolation or those who do not otherwise have access to a workplace first aid kit.

Type 2: Basic first aid kit: small, medium and large
A Type 2: Basic workplace first aid kit is suitable for most workplaces with a low risk work environment. Basic first aid kit contains the minimum content requirements for each of the three sizes of Type 2: small, medium, large and is based on the number of workers at the workplace per shift.

Type 3: Intermediate first aid kit: small, medium and large
Intermediate first aid kit is suitable for workplaces with higher risk level work environments. A Type 3 kit contains all of the items in a Type 2 kit in accordance with CSA requirements plus additional items to meet the needs of workplaces with an increased risk of first aid events in a higher risk environment.

Selection of First Aid Kit

 

Workplace first aid kit classification

1 employee or work in isolation

2–25 workers per shift

26–50 workers per shift

51–100 workers per shift

 

 Type 1: Personal

 

1

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

Type 2: Basic

 

N/A

 

1 small

 

2 small; or
1 medium

4 small; or

2 medium; or

2 small and 1 medium; or

1 large

 

Type 3: Intermediate

 

N/A

 

1 small

 

2 small; or
1 medium

4 small; or

2 medium; or

2 small and 1 medium; or

1 large

 

CSA has provided the following recommendation to help businesses determine which kit is suitable for their workplace:

To ensure that workplace first aid kits are readily accessible to all workers and that the particular configurations of workplaces can be accommodated, workplace first aid kits of different sizes (small, medium, and large) may be used in various combinations in accordance with  table above. For workplaces with more than 100 workers, first aid kits should be proportionally distributed in the workplace.

 

To learn more about CSA Kit Regulations, download our handy CSA Kit Manual.


Note: Workplace first aid legislation differs from jurisdiction to jurisdiction in Canada. It is the user’s responsibility to determine how applicable legislative requirements relate to this Standard.

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Approved for Alberta, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon.