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An intermediate workplace first aid course leading to OFA 2 attendant certification. Join our Our Nanaimo classrooms are easily accessible via Hwy 1 and offering ample free parking.

Nanaimo Occupational First Aid Level 2

Nanaimo Occupational First Aid Level 2

An intermediate workplace first aid course leading to OFA 2 attendant certification. Join our Our Nanaimo classrooms are easily accessible via Hwy 1 and offering ample free parking.

The Nanaimo WorkSafeBC First Aid Level 2 course is an intermediate-level first aid training program that leads to OFA 2 attendant certification. This course is specifically designed for individuals who serve as first aid attendants in urban settings, particularly in larger workplaces with either low-risk environments or those located within 20 minutes of surface travel to a hospital. Alert First-Aid is an accredited WorkSafeBC First Aid Training Agency, ensuring that successful candidates will be certified as Level 2 First Aid attendants upon completion of the course.

Our course is built around a hands-on, learner-centered approach, providing you with practical skills and knowledge needed to effectively respond to workplace emergencies. Our experienced and friendly instructors are committed to ensuring that you are well-prepared to handle various first aid situations.

While there are no specific prerequisites for enrolling in this course, it's important to note that it is intensive and requires dedication. You should be prepared to invest additional time in reading and studying outside of the scheduled course hours to ensure that you grasp the essential concepts and techniques.

By choosing our Nanaimo WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 2 course, you are taking a significant step towards becoming a certified Level 2 First Aid attendant, equipped to provide crucial first aid support in your workplace.


Full Course Length 35 hours - $595.00 Register Now
Recertification 14 hours - $300.00

Course Details

Occupational First Aid Level 2 includes:

  • Responsibilities of an OFA level 2 first aid attendant
  • Preparing to Respond to workplace emergencies
  • First Aid Scene Assessment - How to activate EMS
  • Effective Communications  for first aid attendants
  • Primary Survey and Transport Decisions 
  • Patient Positioning
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and AED for Adults 
  • Airway and Breathing Conscious Patient
  • Exposure to Heat and Cold
  • Comprehensive treatment for bleeding Preparing to Respond to workplace emergencies
  • Treatment for fractures, sprains, dislocations 
  • Nose Injuries 
  • Ear Injuries 
  • Major Burns
  • Poison management
  • prevention of injuries 
  • heart attack and stroke


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.


OFA level 2 Certificate 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.


OFA level 2 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.
There are no recertification classes at this time. Please check back.


First Aid Course Materials for Occupational First Aid Level 2 in Nanaimo

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)


Where to find us:

Visit our Nanaimo training courses here.

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Who should take this course?

  • Individuals Seeking Career Advancement
  • Safety Officers
  • Occupational First Aid Level 2 attendants - typically in larger low-risk workplaces or higher risk workplaces within 20 minutes surface travel to the hospital
  • Health and Safety Representatives

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:

Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Lantzville | Comox | Courtenay | Cumberland | Campbell River

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

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