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WORKSAFEBC'S Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1, 2 & 3 and Transport Endorsement

The purpose of occupational first aid is to provide workers with prompt, easily accessible, and appropriate first aid treatment and to keep a record of each treatment.

Depending on the workplace, some or all of the following are needed to accomplish this:

  • Occupational first aid attendants with the appropriate level of training
  • Facilities such as first aid rooms or dressing stations
  • First aid boxes or kits with the appropriate types and quantities of supplies
  • Record keeping system
  • Appropriate means of transporting an injured worker to a first aid facility or a hospital
  • Effective means of communication between first aid attendants and workers who may need their help
All Certificates have a 3 yr. duration 
OFA Level 1 - $105
8.30a.m - 4.30 pm (8 hrs)  
   In this course each participant will be able to demonstrate the Priority Action Approach for the responsive and unresponsive patients.  They will also be able to identify and perform appropriate interventions for minor soft tissue injuries, including the need for medical referral, providing follow-up care and be able to accurately complete the required First Aid Record. This will include specific management of lacerations, eye injuries, burns, and workplace poisoning.
    As well each participant will identify and manage respiratory and circulatory critical interventions for responsive and unresponsive patients.  Bleeding interventions and various medical emergencies will also be covered.

All procedures will follow the guidelines described in the Occupational First Aid Level 1 Training Guide.                                          

Photo ID is required.
Max class size 18
Certificate: 3 yr                      
Work Safe B.C. Level 2 -$600
35 hrs   class time                                                                                                                                 
This course is designed to teach first aid attendants advanced first aid techniques to sustain life until paramedics arrive.
Certificate 3 yrs B.C.
Pre-reading recommended 
Work Safe B.C. Level 3 -$875  
70hrs of class time                                                                                                                                                      
This course is designed for first aid attendants in industry who are located more than 20 minutes from a hospital. It teaches advanced medical techniques for sustaining life and transferring a patient to a hospital setting following the  priority action approach, including anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, medical referral, resuscitation with oral airway, pocket mask, BVM, and suction, 02 Therapy, immobilization with backboard and hard collar and much more.
Certificate 3 yrs. B.C.
Pre-reading recommended
Transportation Endorsement  (TE ) -$105
8.30am-4.30pm         8hrs                                                                                                                                                     
This course is supplemental to OFA-Level 1 (or equivalent). The instruction will provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to transport ill or injured workers to medical aid.
Age 16  yrs                                                                                                                                                                            
Class size12 students
Certificate 3yrs. Valid only if Level 1 is current