Division News

Health & Safety

Northland School Division values its employees and is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace and learning environment for students, staff, parents and community members. We believe that work-related incidents are preventable and their elimination is integral in achieving positive results. A safe and healthy work environment is a shared responsibility between the board, superintendent, staff, staff group representatives, as well as government, parents, students, volunteers, contractors and sub-contractors.

In order to provide a safe school environment:

  • School facilities, grounds and equipment are to be maintained in a safe condition at all times.
  • Student safety shall be provided through an established adult supervision program.
  • Emergency procedures are to be developed to deal with unsafe situations or conditions.
  • Procedures to provide for the medical treatment of students and staff.
  • A safety education program is to be prepared for students and staff. 

To help us prepare for any emergency, Northland School Division has signed up with the Hour-Zero School Emergency Response Program. Hour Zero supports the division with building and maintaining our Emergency Response program. This includes training to respond to an emergency and maps and drills to help us prepare for emergencies.

Click here to get access to the Hour Zero website.

Need to access Health and Safety Forms? Click here to access the forms. 

With support from the Project Brock Society and various supporters and sponsors, all Northland Schools are equipped with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). An AED is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest. Our Health and Safety Department provides First aid and CPR training and AED training to all schools. 

If you have any questions please contact: 

Chad Balharry
Occupational Health and Safety Officer
Phone: 780-624-2060 ext: 6168