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Written by Dave Keen, Executive Director, Workplace Health and Provincial Workplace Health Call Centre

We care about your safety and are working hard to make our sites safer. As of July 1, 2017, full violence prevention training is a condition of employment to work in designated high-risk departments.

By March 31, 2017, we must reach 100 per cent violence prevention training compliance for employees working in the designated high-risk areas including Emergency Departments, Mental Health and Substance Use, and Residential Care settings.

This prepares us for the June 30 provincial deadline for full training compliance set by the Nurses’ Bargaining Association Collective Agreement and the Ministry of Health.

As of July 1, 2017, full violence prevention training is a condition of employment to work in designated high-risk departments and employees in high-risk areas who are not fully complete in their training on July 1 will not be able to work a shift.

In cases where an employee’s training is scheduled after March 31 and fully completed by June 30, the employee will be considered trained and able to work shifts.

Check that you are fully trained for your area of work:

Department/service area Required Training
  • Emergency
  • Mental Health and Substance Use: inpatient/tertiary
  • Code White Responders
  • Online training – 9 eLearning modules
  • 8-hour Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum classroom training
  • 8-hour Advanced Team Response classroom training
  • Residential Care
  • Mental Health and Substance Use: community
  • Home Health/Home Support
  • Neurology/Brain Injury
  • ACE
  • Online training – 9 eLearning modules
  • 8-hour Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum classroom training
  • Employees providing patient/resident/client care but not in above areas.
  • Online training – 9 eLearning modules
  • Employees performing non-clinical support services. Includes all employees and corporate employees not included in above areas.
  • Online training – 8 eLearning modules

To access required online and classroom training information please go to Fraser Health’s violence prevention resources. Check your training status using the Violence Prevention Training Report for Individual Staff Members.

A provincial schedule for violence prevention ‘refresher’ training will be provided this summer on a go- forward basis for employees. Current completed training will not have to be repeated for refresher purposes before the July 1 deadline.

Thank you for doing your part to ensure your violence prevention training is fully up-to-date.


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