|Topic: First Aid – Project sites||Issued by: Director, Compliance and Regulatory Review|
|Statute: First Aid Regulation||Date Issued: January 11, 2005|
|Section: 4(2)||Date Revised:|
When there is more than one contractor on a project site, who is responsible to ensure compliance with the First Aid Regulation?
In a situation where there is a (principal) contractor and one or more sub-contractors, the contractor is responsible for compliance with the First Aid Regulation. To ensure compliance, the contractor should consider the following.
4(2) Subject to subsection (3), where the place of employment is a project site, the contractor shall provide and maintain the first aid kits, first aid providers and first aid rooms as set out in Schedule A for all persons having access to the project site, and the provisions of this Regulation that apply to an employer apply to a contractor at every project site for which the contractor is responsible for the health and safety of persons having access to the project site.
(a) a person who by contract undertakes all the work at a project site,
(b) an owner who undertakes all or part of the work at a project site, or
(c) an owner who by contract engages more than one person to undertake all or part of the work at a project site;
"sub-contractor" means a person who by contract undertakes part of the work at a project site.