St. Mark James Training in Vancouver is located in the busy, commercial district of the Lower Mainland with four different training centers. We offers trainees quality training for very affordable rates. Courses offered include cardiopulmonary resuscitation, first aid, food safe/safety, and safety and awareness programs at a fraction of the cost of other competitors. Because all classes are taught by certified trainers, students are assured of the quality of the programs they are enrolling in. If you visit the training provider website, you will find a complete list of offered programs, schedules, and rates, as well as an online enrolment form you can use to sign up.
CPR, food safety, and safety and awareness
CPR programs are basic training and certification courses for people who want to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and a little bit of first aid. The basics are part of every CPR class – compressions, rescue breathing, and defibrillation – all taught under the Basic Life Support guidelines from the American Heart Association. The 2010 BLS guidelines help rescuers follow a dedicated pathway when responding to a victim of cardiac arrest. The first aid component of the CPR programs primarily teach basic skills like bandaging and wound care.
The first program length is for the regular program while the second one is for re-certification.
- Standard CPR/AED and First Aid – 14-16 hours / 6-8 hours
- Emergency CPR/AED and First Aid – 6.5-8 hours / 4-6 hours
- Standard Child Care CPR/AED and First Aid – 16-20 hours / 8-9 hours
- Emergency Child Care CPR/AED and First Aid – 8 hours / 6-8 hours
The food safe/ safety programs are focused on teaching students the basics of food handling and sanitation. If you work in a food establishment or manufacture/package food products, you most likely need food safe certification. In Vancouver, food safe certificates do not expire but they are required to be updated every 5 years. The food safe program at St. Mark James Training Vancouver is an in-house program.
The last kind of programs are safety and awareness courses. They teach students how to prevent hazards from occuring and the first aid skills needed to manage and injuries resulting from a hazard. Most of the safety and awareness programs are online courses with certificates that do not expire. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) awareness training is available both online and in-house, with certificates that expire after three years.
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
- Fire hazards
- Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) awareness
The WHMIS and TDG programs are usually taken together. WHMIS is a system of symbols that is used to mark containers carrying hazardous materials. Because these containers are usually transported over long distances, the TDG class is a common partner program taken with WHMIS. H2S awareness programs mainly cover the hazards of H2S and how to manage and injuries resulting from exposure to it. The same principle is used for the fire hazards program.
Certificates, unless otherwise specified, expire after three years. In order to keep them valid, students can sign up for re-certification programs. Re-certification programs can only be taken by rescuers whose certificates have no yet expired. If the credentials have expired, the rescuer will need to retake the entire program.