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A learner-centred advanced workplace first aid course leading to OFA 3 attendant certification.

Occupational First Aid Level 3

Occupational First Aid Level 3

A learner-centred advanced workplace first aid course leading to OFA 3 attendant certification.

The WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 3 course is an advanced first aid training course designed for Level 3 First Aid Attendants working at large worksites or high-risk workplaces that are more than 20 minutes from the hospital. This course will prepare you for the most common workplace injuries, including falls, cardiac emergencies, shock, bleeding, and more. You'll also learn how to make a transport decision, as well as packaging patients and patient care during transport.

While there is no prerequisite, this is an intensive course that covers a lot of material. Please be prepared for extra reading and practice outside of scheduled course hours.

We are doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 in British Columbia. A mask will be required for the duration of the course. You can find our full COVID-19 Safety Plan in the resources section.

Full Course Length 70 hours View Locations
Recertification 14 hours

Course Details

Topics Covered

Occupational First Aid Level 3 includes:

  • Responsibilities of an OFA
  • Preparing to Respond
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Priority Action Approach
  • Transportation Decisions
  • Adult CPR and AED
  • Shock
  • Minor Injuries
  • Bleeding
  • Fainting and Seizures
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies
  • Stroke
  • Exposure to Heat and Cold

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.

Training Schedules & Locations
VictoriaVictoria (A-920 Johnson Street)

Recertification

While there is no OFA Level 3 recertification course, those with a current/valid OFA Level 3 certificate and CPR certification within the past 6 months are eligible to challenge the OFA Level 3 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 3

The Occupational First Aid Level 3 (OFA 3) course includes the following materials:

  • WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 3 Training Guide (hard copy)
  • WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 3 Reference Manual (hard copy)

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Who should take this course?

  • Occupational First Aid Level 3 attendants - typically working at large worksites or high-risk workplaces that are more than 20 minutes from 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 3 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.

Nathan made the day so much fun!

Elizabeth Robertson Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Hands on, practical & realistic scenarios - a truly outstanding first aid course.

Deb Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

It was indeed a great class. It blew away my expectations. The teacher was incredible and it was worth my weekend.

Trudy-Ann Bennett Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Jaimie was a terrific teacher. His instructor course exemplified all the skills and methods he wanted to instill in his students."

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

I have done first aid courses a couple of times over the years, and this one was the best! Nice balance between teaching and hands-on scenarios, and an excellent instructor.

Thomas Barkemeier Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"I was very pleased to be able to attend and complete the First-Aid and CPR course in a short period of time. The hands on method was a very effective way of learning. Jason was aweome!"

Joan McConnell Emergency First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Awesome! Was not looking forward to doing the course because of a CPR course I did last year with a different company that was not very good, but was very happy with this course. It was entertaining, well taught and I feel confident now in an emergency. 

Anna Gardner Standard First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials

I learned a lot! The instructor was very engaging, and the hands on scenarios and feedback were awesome.

Tessa Tancock Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great program and an even better instructor. Nathan is very gifted as an instructor: patient, clear & concise. 

Roxanne Miszkiel Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Nathan was awesome. I had very little sleep as I have PTSD and have a difficult time learning, especially on 3 hours sleep. But he made it make sense, completely memorable and easy for me.

Erin Gray Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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