OFA Level 3
OFA Level 3
Occupational First Aid
WorkSafe BC Occupational First Aid Level 3 Course
WorkSafe BC has updated their first aid training programs as of July 1st, 2018. Click here for more info.
This WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level Two course is a 70-hour (two-week M – F) program designed for the urban attendant – typically those attendants who work more than twenty minutes surface travel time of a hospital. Initial certification requires full participation and course attendance, as well as satisfactory results in both a written and practical exams with a 70% pass mark.
The course curriculum includes:
- Basic Life Support (Adult CPR) and AED use
- Priority Action Approach and Workplace Emergency Response Procedures (WERP)
- Scene assessment
- Patient assessment
- Critical airway & breathing and circulatory interventions with C-spine management; including insertion of oral airways
- Oxygen therapy for patients short of breath
- Major bleeding control
- Splinting of skeletal fractures
- Immobilization of injured patients on a stretcher with a hard collar (spinal precautions) application
- Use of basket stretchers to transport injured workers
- WorkSafe BC records and reports
- Small wound, soft tissue, and fracture management
All courses are taught by certified WorkSafe BC Occupational First Aid Instructors many of whom have had years of hands-on first aid experience but also many years of adult instructional experience.
Upon successful completion students will be issued a WorkSafe BC Occupational First Aid certificate with a three (3) year expiry.
The Final written and practical exams are conducted on the final days of the course (included within the course hours).
Successful completion requires participation throughout the course of instruction and the required practical and written exams with a 70% pass mark.
None. Participants must have the ability to understand the course material, actively participate in the hands-on activities throughout the course hours and successfully complete the required written and/or practical exams.
Maximum class size: 12 students
Course Cost: $755.00
All HeartSafe EMS OFA Level 3 students are also eligible for a free Red Cross CPR C (children and infants) course
You may also be interested in the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course.
10 Days (70 hours)
|OFA Level 3||Aug 19 – 30, 2019||8:30h – 16:30h||Victoria Unit 5- 3948 Quadra Street|
|OFA Level 3||Sep 16 – 27, 2019||8:30h – 16:30h||Victoria Unit 5- 3948 Quadra Street|
|OFA Level 3||Oct 21 – Nov 01, 2019||8:30h – 16:30h||Victoria Unit 5- 3948 Quadra Street|
|OFA Level 3||Nov 11 – 22, 2019||8:30h – 16:30h||Victoria Unit 5- 3948 Quadra Street|
|OFA Level 3||Dec 09 – 20, 2019||8:30h – 16:30h||Victoria Unit 5- 3948 Quadra Street|
|OFA Level 3||Jan 13 – 24, 2020||8:30h – 16:30h||Victoria Unit 5- 3948 Quadra Street|