First-aid course

Try our fun, hands on realistic first-aid training in a no pressure learning environment

OFA Level 1 or Equivalent

This hands-on and interactive one day course teaches workers how to deal with the most common occupational first-aid emergencies. At the end of this course the successful candidate will be a Worksafe Occupational Level 1 (OFA Level 1) First-Aid Attendant. 

This Course includes; The roles and responsibilities of an occupational (OFA) first-aid attendant, how to protect yourself at the scene of an accident, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for the first-aid attendant, Priority Action Approach, transportation decisions (when to refer an employee to medical aid), Adult CPR and how to clear an airway of a choking person, how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), how to recognize and give first-aid for shock, how to fill out a WCB First-Aid Record Form, training for bleeding emergencies including: major bleeding, internal bleeding, small wound management, infections, eye injuries including, penetrating objects in the eye, chemical burns, and dealing with a foreign object in the eye. Also, First-Aid training for other medical conditions such as asthma, anaphylactic shock, chest pain, stroke, diabetes, fainting and seizures.


This Occupational Level 1 First-Aid course is recognized by the Workers Compensation Board. Certification is valid for 3 years. This is a hands on first-aid course it is important to wear something comfortable and bring photo ID. 

Full Course Length: 8 Hours
Recertification: 8 Hours

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria (Richmond School) B.C.

Schedule and Online registration for Duncan B.C.

Schedule and Online registration for Nanaimo B.C.

Our Clients Say

“I wanted to pass on that of the twenty-plus first-aid courses I have taken, this was by far the best. The instructor is very knowledgeable and made the course most enjoyable. I have no doubt we will be contacting you when we need to be recertified.”  Tom Kelly - Victoria, BC                                          

"Great class! the interactive components were varied, the teacher was entertaining and it was nice to get feedback."

Angela Behn - Nanaimo, BC                                                                                                               “Excellent Instructor! Clear, precise explanations. Friendly, approachable personality.” 

Carrie Cotton - Victoria, BC

“Best class & best instructor I’ve ever had.  The instructor had a great sense of humor & very clear explanations”         

Judy MacDonald-Victoria, BC   

 “Excellent instructor. Her knowledge was flawless – she answered questions directly and effectively.”      

 A. Gamache - Victoria, BC                                                                                             

“The instructor made me feel relaxed about the course, while being enthusiastic, engaging, experienced and bringing humor & opportunities for practice.”    

Alan - Victoria  BC

"Gary was the best! The course was straight forward and enjoyable. Thanks so much for improving my first aid knowledge and for the awesome instructing."

Michele Marcelic - Nanaimo, BC                                                                                                                        

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If you have a group of people and would like us to come to your workplace to teach the OFA Level 1 we offer this course to the follow locations: 

Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni |Coombs | Parksville | Saltspring Island | Pender Island

People who should take this course 

  • Any worker who is working in a low risk workplace less then 20 minutes from medical aid