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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.

Excellent instructor! The BEST first aid course I have taken over the years. Thank you so much.

Barbara Boveu Emergency First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials

Very educative program and the teacher was awesome, patient and answered all questions effectively.

Clara Laryea Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

A very engagin class that I, surprisingly, really enjoyed. Straightforward and easy to understand. Jason made the material seem a bit less scary and gave me more confidence. Thank you!

Christl Bradley Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great instructor. Presented the material in an angaging way. I know he noticed that people were fading on the second day so he got everyone to stand quick and do something. Much more engaging than other first aid courses I’ve taken.

Marcus Claton Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Jason is a terrific instructor. I was surprised how much I learned - very enjoyable!

Melissa Robin Emergency First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

A good course with excellent instruction. Mike’s teaching style is engaging, supportive and candid. I feel better prepared heading into the wilderness setting with new skills & knowledge.

Dan Perera Wilderness & Remote First Aid, Courtenay, BC More Testimonials

Great teacher, excellent superbe instructor!!!

Fabiolah Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

This was a great course and Mike was an amazing instructor!

Sarah Halliday Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"I was pleased that CPR procedures are so much simpler than in the past. I feel equipped to handle an emergency now, because most of it just reinforces common sense. Although, it is crucial to know that what you're doing is the best thing for someone who needs help."

Kathleen Monaghan Standard First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

I liked the scenarios and I learned a lot. Chris was excellent!!

Amanda Evans Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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