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CSA Workplace Kit Regulations

CSA First Aid Kits

First Aid Kits are required to be in accordance with the newly developed 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 Kits

 

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.

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.