Health & Safety Clearance

All students registered in the BPHE program must ensure they meet Health and Safety Clearance guidelines prior to beginning placement obligations. All expectations of the Health and Safety Clearance process are outlined below:

1. Vulnerable sector police check.
All Community Leadership Placement candidates must obtain a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC). The PVSC must be maintained on an annual basis in years 3 and 4 of the BPHE program. Failure to provide this documentation to the University by the deadline will result in the cancellation of placement for the academic year. Exceptions to the deadline will not be made for any reason.

Students should visit the CLP office to obtain a signed vulnerable sector screening request. Some police detachments will not provide screening without proof of the request originating from the school. Students must then present the request form to the local police detachment. Any cost associated with the police checks are to be borne by the applicant. Please note that individual timelines will vary, and up to six weeks may be required to complete the screening. Initiating this process should be a priority.

2. Workplace Safety Training
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), provides an insurance coverage program for Bachelor of Physical and Health Education students at Nipissing University when completing unpaid work placements through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

Students must complete training as required by the WSIB. This online learning module takes 45 – 60 minutes to complete. The module is unable to keep track of your progress, so it must be completed in one sitting. Visit the following link, and complete the Elearning module: http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/training/workers.php

Participants in the Elearning module will receive a “Proof of Completion” certificate upon completion of the training. Students must save and/or print the certificate before exiting the module. The Ministry of Labour will not store your certificate, or keep a record of training. Please keep a copy for your records.

3. CPR Level C and Standard First Aid.
All students registered in the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education program must provide proof of current certification in CPR Level C and Standard First Aid. Training may be completed with any nationally recognized provider, such as the Red Cross, or St. John’s ambulance. It is the student’s responsibility to register for training. Associated costs are to be borne by the trainee.

Completed vulnerable sector checks, workplace safety clearance and CPR/FA must be received by the Placement Office by the specific deadline listed within the course syllabus. Only original police check documents in hardcopy will be accepted. Photocopies of Workplace Health and Safety certificates and CPR/FA certificates are permitted. Electronic copies will not be accepted. Students are advised to keep a photocopy for their records.