Interpretation Guidelines Manual British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS REGULATION - PART 1 - INTERPRETATION
ESR Section 1 – Definitions – First Aid Attendant
This section contains definitions for terms used throughout the Employment Standards Regulation.
"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;
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 sections of the Act or Regulation
Worker’s Compensation Act, [RSBC 1996] Chapter 492