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

Victoria Occupational First Aid Level 2

Victoria Occupational First Aid Level 2

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

The Victoria 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. Alert First-Aid is a recognized WorkSafeBC First Aid Training Agency, and successful candidates will leave the course as certified Level 2 First Aid attendants.

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 - $700.00 Register Now
Recertification 14 hours - $325.00

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


Is OFA Level 2 hard?

In short, it’s not nearly as hard as it used to be! In the fall of 2018 Worksafe BC significantly revised this course to simplify it and make it much less difficult than it used to be. Before this change, OFA Level 2 had a reputation among participants and instructors for having a very advanced skillset, and not quite enough time for many to build confidence with it. With the new simplified objectives, the pass-rate for OFA 2 students has jumped significantly, and so has confidence and retention of skills for many Level 2 First Aid Attendants as well.

What is occupational first aid OFA?

Occupational First Aid course guidelines are set out by Worksafe BC and include 3 Levels of training. OFA Level 1 is a one day course designed to teach life saving skills in low risk environments. Red Cross Emergency First Aid and Standard First Aid are recognized by Worksafe BC as equivalent to OFA Level 1. OFA Level 2 is a 5 day responder level course designed for people who work relatively close to a hospital and emergency supports, but also in higher risk environments, or in a low risk environment with many other people. Finally, OFA Level 3 is a 2 week course meant for first aid attendants who work in higher risk environments in more remote locations where they may be responsible for transporting an injured worker and caring for them for a longer time.

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.


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.


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 Victoria

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:

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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:

Greater Victoria | Brentwood Bay | Central Saanich | Colwood | Esquimalt | Highlands | James Bay | Langford | Sidney | Sooke | Oak Bay | North Saanich | Metchosin | View Royal | Saanichton | Salt Spring Island | Gulf Islands

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

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