Practicum Student Injury Reporting

WorkSafeBC Coverage for Students:

Students participating in the practicum component of an eligible program, or an approved apprenticeship may be deemed ‘Workers of the Crown in right of the province' under the Workers Compensation Act and therefore be eligible for WorkSafeBC coverage through the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. Please refer to the following document for student eligibility: Revised WSBC Policy and Procedures 2024

Instructor Responsibilities

  • Ensure appropriate first aid/ medical aid is received, if necessary.
  • Take appropriate corrective action to prevent a recurrence.
  • The instructor is responsible for advising students that all work-related injuries sustained on university premises or during a work/practicum experience not taking place on University premises be reported to the instructor the day of injury.
  • The instructor is responsible for completing and submitting a Report of Injury to the Dean and the Occupational Health and Safety department at immediately upon becoming aware that a student has suffered a work-related injury during their course of studies. 

Student Responsibilities

If a student is eligible for WorkSafeBC coverage, please follow the Student Injury Reporting Procedures.pdf