We are postponing all in-person courses until further notice due to COVID-19. We want to do our part to help slow the spread of this virus, and are unable to carry on in-person first aid or Foodsafe courses while maintaining social distancing. We are looking into alternative delivery methods, and will resume courses as soon as it is safe to do so.

With the healthcare workers putting their lives at risk and the shortage that is sure to come, our incoming masks will now be reserved for health organizations that need them. We are reaching out and working alongside them to ensure they have the protection they need. If this is you, you can see what we have available here – let us know how we can help.

First-aid course

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

OFA Level 2 or Equivalent

Due to COVID-19, all in-person courses have been postponed until further notice.

We are working on alternate delivery methods and will have more information soon. We will be running in-person courses again as soon as it is safe to do so.

Did you know only 15% of Canadians say they are very confident they have the skills to help someone experiencing a heart attack or cardiac emergency?

In BC, workplace first aid attendants must have a certificate that's recognized by WorkSafeBC. There are three levels of occupational first aid (OFA). The level of first aid services required for a workplace depends on the number of workers, distance to medical aid, and industry hazard rating.

Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 2 is an intermediate level first aid training and certification course designed for urban first aid attendants. This course is typically needed for larger low-risk workplaces or higher risk workplaces within 20 minutes surface travel time to a hospital.

Course Schedule

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria 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     Fractures
Preparing to respond   Abdominal & Chest Injuries
  Facial Injuries    Hypoxic Head Injuries
Partially Blocked Airways   Facial Burns
  Electric Shock   Head Trauma
Falls   Massive Bleeding
Internal Bleeding  

Chest pain

Course Recertification

There is no recertification course for Occupational First Aid Level 2, however, if you have a valid/current Occupational First Aid Level 2 certificate and a CPR certificate taken within the past 6 months, you may challenge the exam on the last two days of a course.

If you don't see a date that works for you, please check out the First Responder course schedule - a First Responder EMA license is now considered equivalent to OFA Level 2, so you could become certified by following that pathway. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Full Course Length: 35 Hours
Recertification: 14 Hours

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

Click here to view the the skills we will be working on in your WCB level 2 First Aid course
Click here to view the the OFA patient assessment form
Click here to view the the WCB OFA level 2 deliberate practice document. If you want to see the first aid skill we will be working on and practice before class this will be helpful.
Click here to view the Occupational First Aid Level 2 (OFA 2) Reference and Training Manual

Our Clients Say

"Was an amazing experience with an awesome instructor. I had a great time and learned a lot!"

"The instructor was well informed, knew the course, and entertaining. The course was well worth the cost and time involved."

"Really awesome instructor! Made the course interesting and easy to follow. Very knowledgeable"

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If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach an OFA Level 2 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.