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 Register Now
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

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.

"Loved the course and how it was taught. I'm glad that it was hands on, it made me feel much more comfortable with situations. I would even take a shorter lunch and learn more."

Andraya Walters Standard First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. 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 pace, thorough, kept energy up and positive. Really well done! Thanks.

Marlene Slavik Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Nathan is an all star instructor. What a fantastic teacher! Such enthusiasm! A real joy. I'm ready to be a First Aid-er.

Jenn Bell Standard First Aid, 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

Instructor was very enthusiastic and effective. Really enjoyed the hands-on learning and scenarios!

Julia Nemer Standard First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

Best first aid instructor I've had in 20 years of courses!

Mike Kennedy Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I learned a lot during this course! The hands on scenarios were very helpful. Chris did a fabulous job - thanks!

Dayle Robinson Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Thank you! I had a lot of fun, learned a ton and so glad I took the course with you guys! Chris was fantastic too!

Mariam Kabesh CPR HCP, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Good training, instructor was engaging. Exactly what I expected. Enjoyed my course."

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