Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1

The WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 1 course is an 8 hour program, including coffee and lunch breaks. In order to be successful, candidates must demonstrate practical skill competency, achieve a minimum of 70% on a multiple choice exam and attend the full course. On successful completion of the course, participants receive a 3-year certification.

Price: $95/per person

You must be at least 16 years old to take this training.

Course Prerequisites

Must be at least 16 years of age and be physically able to perform all of the First Aid tasks required to complete the learning tasks. Personal identification is required prior to Occupational First Aid Attendant certification. No experience is necessary.

What You Will Learn: 

•Priority Action Approach
•Primary Survey-Conscious patient/Unconscious patient
•Cervical spine control
•Airway and Breathing intervention
•Hemorrhage control
•One person CPR
•Minor injuries which require medical aid
•Management of soft tissue injuries
•Records and reports

Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 2

The WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level Two course is a 36 hour (1 week) program designed for the first aid attendant who is less than 20 minutes away from advanced medical care. Initial certification requires full participation and course attendance, as well as satisfactory results in both a written and practical exam. Upon successful completion the participant will receive certification that is valid for 3 years.

Price: $650/per person

There is no pre-requisite for this course. You DO NOT have to take Level 1 before taking OFA Level 2. You must be at least 16 years old to take this training.

We also offer on-site training for employers with a minimum of 8 participants.

Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 3

Occupational First Aid Level 3 is a 70 hour (2 week) program designed to further first aid training and knowledge for first aid attendants located more than 20 minutes away from medical aid. Students will learn advanced lifesaving techniques and will learn how to prepare a patient for transport to medical aid (including helicopter transport).

Price: $750.00/per person

Students do not have to take OFA Level 1 or OFA Level 2 to participate in this course. All students must be at least 16 years old and be able to physically perform first aid.

Also Available:

Fall Protection & Confined Space Awareness

In this 8-hour program, students learn about the fundamentals of fall protection and confined space. Four hours are dedicated to fall protection and how to identify and control fall hazards in the workplace. Students are also introduced to different types of required fall protection equipment as well as the techniques used to work at height safely. The remaining four hours of the course will focus on confined space awareness. Students will gain the knowledge required to understand confined spaces so that work can be safely and successfully planned and carried out.

Confined space awareness topics include:

  • Defining a confined space
  • Pertinent statistics
  • Atmospheric hazards
  • Process-related hazards
  • Duties of a supervisor
  • Duties of the entrants
  • Duties of the attendants
  • Troubleshooting

Fall protection topics include:

  • Fall protection fundamentals
  • Equipment inspection and maintenance
  • Anchor points
  • Lanyards & energy absorbers
  • Harness types
  • Swing falls
  • Personal arrest systems
  • Fall restraint systems
  • Legislation

Course cost includes textbooks and certificates valid for 3 years.

Price: $200/per person

To find out more about the availability of courses please get in touch with Cat Adler for more information.

To Learn More Please Contact

Cat Adler
Manager, Learning & Development
T: +1 (604) 900-1980 x136