Interpretation Guidelines Manual British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS REGULATION - PART 1 - INTERPRETATION

ESR Section 1 – Definitions – First Aid Attendant


Contents:

Summary
Text of Legislation
Policy Interpretation
Related Information


Summary

This section contains definitions for terms used throughout the Employment Standards Regulation.


Text of Legislation

"first aid attendant" means a person who

(a) holds an industrial first aid certificate,

(b) is employed by an employer required under section 70 of the Workers Compensation Act to install a first aid service, and

(c) is designated as a first aid attendant;


Policy Interpretation

All the eligibility criteria in (a), (b), and (c) must be met before an employee can be defined as a “first aid attendant”.

A “first aid attendant” is an employee engaged in medical support activities.

A first aid attendant is a person with an Occupational First Aid Certificate (Level l, 2, or 3), issued by the Workers’ Compensation Board.

These certificates are not the same as other first aid designations, such as Safety First Aid.

Section 44(d) of the Regulation identifies when a “first aid attendant” is excluded from overtime pay under section 40 of the Act.

See also Appendix 3 - Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing Occupations - Hourly Rate of Pay.


Related Information

Related sections of the Act or Regulation

ESR

Other

Worker’s Compensation Act, [RSBC 1996] Chapter 492