OFA Level 1 or Equivalent
Did you know? Canadians who have taken a first aid course are twice as likely to say they are “confident” in their skills to be able to help someone experiencing a medical emergency
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 course is suitable for many jobs, and for anyone looking for work. People who hold current OFA 1 (or equivalent) certificates are more employable because having more certified first aid attendants makes scheduling more flexible at any workplace.
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.
To learn more about how to deal with an unconcious breathing person check out this short video
Full Course Length: 8 Hours
Recertification: 8 Hours
to view the WorkSafeBC OFA Level 1 Manual
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
“Excellent Instructor! Clear, precise explanations. Friendly, approachable personality.”
Karrie Stone - Burnaby, 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.”
Anne Piercy - Vancouver, BC
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