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 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. 

Full Course Length: 8 Hours
Recertification: 8 Hours

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

Schedule and Online registration for Nanaimo B.C.

Schedule and Online registration for Duncan 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 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

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

People who should take this course:

This WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 1 Course provides for an Attendant who needs to provide first aid to:

- Shifts of 11 - 50 workers in a workplace with a low risk of injury and that is 20 minutes or less surface travel time away from a hospital 

- Shifts of 6 - 30 workers in a workplace with a low risk of injury and that is 20 minutes or more surface travel time away from a hospital 

- Shifts of 6 - 25 workers in a workplace with a moderate risk of injury and that is 20 minutes or less surface travel time away from a hospital 

- Shifts of 2 - 5 workers in a workplace with a moderate risk of injury and that is 20 minutes or less surface travel time away from a hospital 

- Shifts of 2 - 15 workers in a workplace with a high risk of injury and that is 20 minutes or less surface travel time away from a hospital 

- Shifts of 2 - 5 workers in a workplace with a high risk of injury and that is 20 minutes or less surface travel time away from a hospital 

For more information, 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.