First-aid course

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

OFA Level 2 or Equivalent

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.

This course includes topics like facial injuries, partial blocked airways, electric shock, falls, internal bleeding, fractures, abdominal and chest injuries, hypoxic head injuries, facial burns, head trauma, multiple injuries, massive bleeding and chest pain.

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

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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.