First-aid course

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

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. 

Course Schedule

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria (UVic) BC

Schedule and Online registration for Nanaimo B.C.

Schedule and Online registration for Duncan B.C.

Schedule and Online registration for Vancouver BC

Course Content

Responsibilities of an OFA     Shock
Preparing to respond   WCB First-Aid Record Form
  PPE   Bleeding
Priority Action Approach   Fainting and seizures
  Transportation decisions   Sudden Medical Emergencies
Adult CPR   Stroke
  AED   Chest pain

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. 

First Aid Certification

Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and your permanent certificate (valid for 3 years) will be emailed to you after the course has taken place.

Recertification

If you have a current certificate, you are eligible to take the shorter recertification course. You will need to show proof of current certification to your instructor in order to be certified.

Canadian Red Cross First Aid App

The official Canadian Red Cross First Aid app puts lifesaving advice in your hands. Available for apple and Android mobile devices, the app helps you maintain your first aid skills and respond to everyday emergencies. By downloading the app on your smartphone or tablet, you get instant access to videos (like the one below), interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice to help you maintain your life-saving skills and respond when needed. It is even fully integrated with 911, so you can call EMS from the app at any time.

Canadian Red Cross First Aid App    Canadian Red Cross First Aid App 

To learn more about how to deal with an unconcious breathing person check out this short video 

Standard First Aid Recertification

If you have a current certificate, you are eligible to take the shorter recertification course. You will need to show proof of current certification to your instructor in order to be certified.

Full Course Length: 8 Hours
Recertification: 8 Hours

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria (UVic) BC

Schedule and Online registration for Nanaimo B.C.

Schedule and Online registration for Duncan B.C.

Schedule and Online registration for Vancouver BC

Click here 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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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.