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An intermediate workplace first aid training course leading to OFA 2 attendant certification.

Occupational First Aid Level 2

Occupational First Aid Level 2

An intermediate workplace first aid training course leading to OFA 2 attendant certification.

The WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 2 course is an intermediate level first aid course designed for urban first aid attendants - typically in larger low-risk workplaces or higher risk workplaces within 20 minutes surface travel to the hospital. WorkSafeBC has authorized Alert First-Aid to teach this workplace first aid program, and successful candidates will leave the course as certified Level 2 First Aid attendants, recognized by WorkSafeBC.

This is a hands-on, learner-centred course with experienced and friendly instructors. There are no prerequisites, however you should be prepared for an intense course with additional reading outside of scheduled hours.

Full Course Length 35 hours View Locations
Recertification 14 hours

Course Details

Topics Covered

Occupational First Aid Level 2 includes:

  • Responsibilities of an OFA
  • Preparing to Respond
  • Facial Injuries
  • Partially Blocked Airways
  • Electric Shock
  • Falls
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Abdominal and Chest Injuries
  • Hypoxic Head Injuries
  • Facial Burns
  • Head Trauma
  • Massive Bleeding
  • Chest Pain

FAQs

How do I get my OFA 2 certification?

You can sign up for one of our 5 day OFA 2 courses! We teach OFA 2 courses in Vancouver, Victoria, and Nanaimo BC. This 5 day course includes classroom time, practice time, and both written and practical exams. If you are successful you will be awarded an OFA Level 2 certificate on the last day of your course.

What does a level 2 first aid course enable you to do?

As a certified OFA Level 2 First Aid attendant you will be eligible to be a designated first aid attendant for most busy, high risk worksites and low risk worksites that have 50 or more workers at a time - as long as your worksite is within 20 minutes travel (by ground) to a hospital. If your worksite is more than 20 minutes travel to a hospital, then OFA Level 3 is the appropriate certification for these types of worksites. Some people with OFA Level 2 certification get hired specifically to be on-site first aid attendants, especially higher risk worksites where the job may be combined with other safety related tasks as a full time position. More often, OFA Level 2 first aid attendants will take on this role in addition to regular work duties, often with additional pay or benefits. Being a certified Level 2 first aid attendant can definitely boost your employability!

What does first aid level 2 consist of?

OFA Level 2 however is a 5 day intensive course geared toward training First Aid attendants who might be responsible for a large number of workers or more dangerous job sites in more urban environments where an ambulance can be expected to arrive quickly in an emergency. The skills you learn will be largely focused on simple assessment and treatments for more serious and potentially life threatening injuries, but you will learn to evaluate and care for a range of minor injuries too. OFA Level 2 also involves much more rigorous practical skills testing than a typical first aid course to make sure that everyone who is certified has demonstrated that they are ready to put their first aid skills into action when a real emergency happens on the job.

Certification

You will receive your permanent wallet certificate at the end of the day after successfully completing the written exam and demonstrating all skills. Certification is valid for 3 years.

Recertification

While there is no OFA Level 2 recertification course, those with a current/valid OFA Level 2 certificate and CPR certification within the past 6 months are eligible to challenge the OFA Level 2 exam during the final two days of the course.

Training Schedules & Locations
There are no recertification classes at this time. Please check back.

Materials

First Aid Course Materials for Occupational First Aid Level 2

The Occupational First Aid Level 2 (OFA 2) course includes the following materials:

  • WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 2 Training Guide (hard copy)
  • WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 2 Reference Manual (hard copy)

 

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Who should take this course?

  • Occupational First Aid Level 2 attendants - typically in larger low-risk workplaces or higher risk workplaces within 20 minutes surface travel to the hospital

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Occupational First Aid 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 |

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

"Jill explains things really well and doesn't waste time or get side-tracked/off topic. Definitely feel more confident using first-aid thank to her "Biology" explanations."

Claudia Donald Standard First-Aid Recertification, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

I have always done St. John Ambulance first aid training. This course was taught differently but was more effective due to more hands on training. I will definitely return to Alert First Aid for my re-certification. Thank you!!

Rene Cyr Standard First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

"Real life" scenarios were good for challenging my knowledge. Good pacing - fairly quick, but not rushed.

Jessie Janzen Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Hi, I took a cpr-c course from instructor Ashley this September.  I am an RN and so have had to take very many first aid courses in the past.  I would like to say that I was shuffled on to your organization because the original course i was going to take was cancelled and they gave me your company name.  When I called I had a good conversation with someone who seemed very on top of things and knew how to give me directions and this person was very practical and seemed to know exactly the kind of cpr-c course I would need.  I had never had this happen before... the the person on the other end of the phone actually sounded excited about first aid and that was a first for me.  The course was easy to find and was exactly where I was told it would be with big signs out front to direct me and that was awesome.  I was not given a hard time for not doing a lot of prereading (I hardly ever do the prereading as I have reading comprehension issues and am more a kinesthetic learner).  We had this instructor named Ashley and as I work in mental health I quietly decided that she must have some low grade adhd diagnosis... I guess you would think that this would be a bad thing... but it was an awesome quality.  She made the course really a lot of fun and it was the very first cpr course where I have not fallen asleep... seriously!  I totally remember how to do cpr now and that is the first time I have taken a course and actually remembered stuff you know.  So thank you.  I will only take cpr courses from your outfit from now on.  I really think you guys got it going on.

 

 

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Liz Ringrose CPR C Recertification, Victoria More Testimonials

Really informative! I feel prepared to help in situations that may come up! Thanks for a great day Gary & Jason. 

Matthew Smith Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I came and got the manual beforehand so I could pre-read. I found this helpful as I had some context and knowledge before the information was delivered. Nathan was a great instructor. Would take a course from him again.

Bernice Hennessy Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Great supportive environment geared toward progressive learning with consistent constructive feedback. A great week and experience. Thank you!"

Sean Davids First-Aid Instructor Course, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

I thought the instructor was one of the best I have ever had. He continued a good pace, was humorous at times and explained the material in a clear manner. Thank-you Mike. It was fun. 

Linda M. Occupational First Aid Level 1, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great course - great instructor (which is why I come back every year).

Evelyn CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Andrew was very informative and helpful. I felt comfortable to ask questions and “what ifs”. Fantastic instructor! Also, Alert First-Aid was very accommodating as I had to leave class unexpectedly. I appreciate the level of care and customer service from the whole team!!

Leanna MacIntyre Standard First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials
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