700-01
FIRST AID CARDS

Department: SAFETY

Effective Date:    6-19-1980

Supersedes:    

Prepared by:    G. Sloan

Approved by:    Barbara Y. Shinpoch

1.0 PURPOSE:

To establish policy for the provision of first aid courses for supervisors, foremen, or persons in direct charge of a group or groups of employees, in compliance with state regulations.

2.0 ORGANIZATIONS AFFECTED:

All departments/divisions.

3.0 REFERENCES:

WAC 296-24-060

4.0 POLICY:

4.1    The WAC 296-24-060 first aid training and certification states:

“All foremen, supervisors or persons in direct charge of crews working in physically dispersed operations shall have a valid first aid certificate....a crew shall mean a group of two or more employees working at a work site separate and remote from the main office or fixed workplace.”

Also:

“In fixed establishments, all foremen, supervisors or persons in direct charge of a group or groups of employees shall have a valid first aid certificate.”

In addition, in each crew or group an alternate person shall hold a valid first aid card in the event of the absence of the foreman or supervisor.

4.2    In order to conform with these regulations, the City of Renton arranges for its employees to attend first aid courses. First aid certificates are valid for a period of three (3) years, and a refresher course must be taken prior to the end of the three-year period to ensure continued validity.

Both the basic and refresher courses shall be scheduled annually.

5.0 DEFINITIONS:

Not applicable.

6.0 PROCEDURES:

Not applicable.