We kindly ask anyone (participants and instructors) with symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing to stay home and not attend the training session. Instead, please complete the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool, follow the recommendations given, and rebook your course for a later date.

During your course, wearing a mask that securely covers the nose, mouth, and chin is mandatory. You may bring your own, or one will be provided when you arrive. Thank you for keeping us and your classmates safe.

We have masks, hand sanitizer and face shields available to purchase here.

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 WorkSafeBC Occupational Level 1 (OFA Level 1) First-Aid Attendant. 

Occupational First Aid Level 1 certification is suitable for a variety of jobs, and is a great addition to your resume if you're looking for work. 

This is a hands-on first aid course - it is important to wear something comfortable and please bring photo ID.

COVID-19 Considerations

We kindly ask anyone (participants and instructors) with symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing to stay home and not attend the training session. Instead, please complete the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool, follow the recommendations given, and rebook your course for a later date.

During your course, wearing a mask that securely covers the nose, mouth, and chin is mandatory. You may bring your own, or one will be provided when you arrive. Thank you for keeping us and your classmates safe.

Occupational First Aid Level 1 Course Schedule

OFA Level 1 First Aid Training Schedule - Victoria BC (A-920 Johnson Street)

OFA Level 1 First Aid Training Schedule - Victoria BC (950 Kings Road)

OFA Level 1 First Aid Training Schedule - Nanaimo B.C.

OFA Level 1 First Aid Training Schedule - Vancouver BC

Occupational First Aid Level 1 Course Content

This course includes:

Responsibilities of an OFA
Preparing to respond
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Priority Action Approach
Transportation decisions
Adult CPR & AED
Shock
WCB First Aid Record Forms
Bleeding
Fainting and Seizures
Sudden Medical Emergencies
Stroke
Chest pain

 

First Aid Certification

Certification is valid for 3 years. 

Full Course Length: 8 Hours
Recertification: 0 Hours

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

Schedule and Online registration for Nanaimo B.C.

Schedule and Online registration for Vancouver BC

Schedule and Online registration for Duncan B.C.

Click here to view the WorkSafeBC OFA Level 1 Manual
Click here to view the COVID-19 Guidelines for In-Class Training
Click here to view the Registration Application with COVID-19 Declaration

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 for more training.”  

Tom Kelly - Victoria, BC                                          

“Excellent Instructor! Clear, precise explanations. Friendly, approachable personality.” 

Karrie Stone - Burnaby, BC

“Best first aid 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. Best First Aid course I have ever taken”      

 Anne Piercy  - Vancouver,  BC                                                                                             

                                                                                                             

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If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach an OFA Level 1 course, we offer this course in the following locations: 

Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni | Coombs | Parksville | Campbell River | Saltspring Island | Pender Island | Powell River | Gabriola Isand | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley

Please give us a call at 1-866-282-5378 or send us an email at info@alertfirstaid.com to arrange a group course.

For more information about who should take this course, please see Schedule 3-A Minimum Levels of First Aid on the WorkSafeBC website. If you are not sure of your workplace's hazard rating, please view the Assigned Hazard Rating List.