LifeSmartTM is an innovative and comprehensive blended online and classroom based training in Emergency First Aid and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) designed to reach high school students throughout Nova Scotia.
The first and only program of its kind in Canada, LifeSmart is a collaborative effort between St. John Ambulance NS/PEI Council and the NS Department of Education, with a goal of bringing the program to every high school in Nova Scotia, free and fully accessible to all students.
The primary goal of St. John Ambulance’s services to youth is to reduce unintentional injury; to reduce unnecessary death, disability and suffering. The secondary goal is to provide youth with positive personal development experiences.
Recently, almost 110,000 young people were seriously injured on the job in one year alone. These statistics mean injured young people (ages 15–29) represent one in every four injured workers in Canada*
Considerable attention has been given to the cause and prevention of the injuries that are typical of childhood, but less concern has been raised about risks for injuries that are specific to youth which is the LifeSmart™ program target audience.
* Canada’s National Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Teachers order individual User IDs and Passwords for each student in their class.
Students login into the training site and go through each of the lessons, view any accompanying video, as well as complete the interactive exercises and end of lesson test batteries.
WHMIS. Once students have completed the online portion, they are able to print off a certificate of completion from their own printer.
Emergency First Aid
The Emergency First Aid course requires a practical component. Once each individual in the class has finished the online training portion, a qualified St. John Ambulance instructor will administer the three hour hands-on skills check and final exam. Upon successful completion, students will receive an Emergency First Aid certificate in the mail.
Eight Online modules from First On the Scene – Student Reference Guide are included in the blended program; A battery of test questions accompany each lesson to reinforce student comprehension; Learning objectives are emphasized through a series of interactive exercises; Video segments and voice-over narration reinforce the learning experience.
WHMIS is a hazard communication system designed to ensure workers using hazardous materials, also known as controlled products, have all the necessary information to safely handle, store and dispose of these materials.
The course consists of the following units:
Unit 1 Intro to WHMIS
Unit 2 Product Labels
Unit 3 Hazard Symbols
Unit 4 Material Data Safety Sheets (MSDSs)
Unit 5 WHMIS Education- Roles and Responsibilities
Unit 6 Exemptions and Restricted Applications
The workplace-recognized certificates can be added to personal portfolios and resumes.
To provide Canadian Youth with a general working knowledge of chemical safety principles and the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). To ensure that participants are fully aware of their right and need to know about potential hazards associated with hazardous materials in the workplace.
Le SIMDUT est un système de communication sur les dangers auxquels s’exposent les travailleurs qui utilisent des matières dangereuses, aussi connues sous le nom de produits contrôlés. Ce système assure que tous les travailleurs qui utilisent des produits dangereux ont toute l’information ils ont besoin pour les manipuler, les entreposer et les éliminer de façon sure.
You can be part of the LifeSmart program that enables teachers to bring valuable First Aid & Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training into the classroom via the Internet free of charge.
Delivering training and education through high schools is a pillar in St. John Ambulance’s youth strategy. The LifeSmart™ program is perhaps one of the most sustainable, comprehensive and progressive prevention and training programs of its kind in Canada.
LifeSmart™ is a unique program because it utilizes a model that provides schools with the internal capabilities to deliver various levels and types of first aid and WHMIS training to students as they deem appropriate, and is able to fit within curriculum time constraints.
For further information about the
St. John Ambulance LifeSmart™ Program,
Customer Service Representative/LifeSmart Coordinator
PHONE (902) 463-5646 Ext. 2207
FAX (902) 469-9609
TOLL-FREE 1-800-565-5056 Ext. 2207