New Brunswick First Aid Rooms & Dressing Stations

Welcome to the First Aid Room section for the Province of New Brunswick.

This section will outline all the regulatory items to set up a regulation First Aid Room within your organization. Regulations listed below are current; however, please visit the New Brunswick website for possible updates. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.

Notice: All persons making use of this section are reminded that it has no legislative sanction and has been provided for convenience of reference; and that the original Act should be consulted for all purposes of interpreting and applying the law.

First Aid Room Regulations

An employer who is required to have a first aid room shall provide and equip the first aid room in accordance with subsection.

The requirements for a first aid room are as follows:

  1. has a minimum floor area of 10 square meters square;
  2. is constructed to permit ease of access to a person on a stretcher;
  3. is located as close as practicable to the work force it is to serve and clearly identified by a sign;
  4. is equipped with a sink supplied with hot and cold running water with easy access to a toilet;
  5. is equipped with the following supplies:

Equipment Supplies Minimum Requirements Recommended Products
(i) one first aid kit as set out in Schedule A, or as needed, having regard for the particular risks at the place of employment and the number and location of employees;
1 x FA50754 - New Brunswick, Basic, 36 Unit, Plastic Box, Unitized or
1 x FA50757 - New Brunswick, Basic, 36 Unit, Metal Cabinet w/Gasket, Unitized
(ii) a telephone or other effective means of communication along with an up-to-date list of emergence contacts;
(iii) a separate cubicle or a divider with a cot or bed equipped with a moisture-protected mattress, 2 pillows and 2 blankets;
1 x FA26155 - Recovery Couch w/Headrest with
2 x FA26712 - Pillow, Polyester Fibres &
2 x FA26154 - Blanket, Multi-Fibre, Grey, 152.4 x 213.4 cm
(iv) storage space, a cupboard, a counter, a table and 2 or more chairs.
2 x FA26666 - Treatment Chair

12(3) An employer shall ensure that a first aid room

  1. is under the supervision of a first aid provider,
  2. is maintained in an orderly and sanitary condition,
  3. has the temperature maintained between 20 degrees Celsius and 24 degrees Celsius, and
  4. is used only for the purposes of providing first aid to employees or providing health care or instruction to employees. 12(4) An employer shall ensure that no person smokes in a first aid room.

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