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 2

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?

For the duration of the course, you will be expected to wear a mask that securely covers the nose, mouth, and chin. 

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.

COVID-19 Considerations

We are operating with smaller-than-normal class sizes and will be maintaining physcial distance where possible. With first aid classes, this will not always be possible as we will need to practice and evaluate some hands-on skills. If you are not comfortable with this please consider signing up with a partner from your bubble, or not registering for this course. Facemasks, gloves and hand sanitizer will be available in all our classrooms. 

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.

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

Schedule and Online registration for Nanaimo B.C.

Schedule and Online registration for Vancouver 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.