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Occupational First Aid Level 3

WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 3 (OFA 3)

Occupational First Aid Level 3 (OFA 3) is a 70 hour (excluding breaks) program designed for remote worksites or employers with large workforces more than 20 minutes from medical aid.  Successful participants will be qualified to work as a WorkSafeBC OFA Level 3 first aid attendant.  Initial certification requires full participation and course attendance plus successful completion of both written and practical exams (held on an additional day). OFA Level 3 meets the requirements for the Canada Labour Code (Advanced First Aid) and the Alberta Human Services OH&S Policy (Advanced First Aid)
Topics covered include:
  • human anatomy and physiology
  • priority action approach and secondary survey for conscious patients and patients with a decreased level of consciousness and for patients in the first aid room
  • first aid and documentation for soft tissue injuries, eye injuries, burns, and ligament & tendon injuries
  • first aid for:
    • head, brain, and spinal injuries
    • pelvic and abdominal injuries
    • medical conditions including diabetic emergencies and asthma
    • poisoning and substance abuse
  • managing:
    • oxygen therapy equipment and oral airways
    • patients with spinal considerations and preparing them for transport including the application of hard collars
  • identify and manage:
    • critical interventions of the airway including the use of suction equipment
    • respiratory emergencies
    • circulatory emergencies (shock, bleeding, heart conditions – CPR with AED)
    • upper and lower limb fractures and dislocations
    • electrical injuries and environmental injuries
    • strokes and seizures
  • identify common communicable diseases, routes of transmission, and prevention of infection
  • preparing and managing rapid transport category (RTC) patients for transport (supine and lateral); identifying methods of transportation for injured workers and factors used to make transport decisions
  • multiple casualty management

Upon successful completion the participant will receive certification that is valid for three years.

Course Details

  • Class Number

  • Language

  • Course Length

  • Price

  • Certification

  • 000-17

  • English

  • 76 hrs + 24hr PCA

  • $850.00

  • OFA Level 3

Courses & Training Services Areas

We have training centres with regularly scheduled courses in the following locations:

British Columbia
  • Kamloops
  • Langley (Lower Mainland)

Trainers are available in the following locations:
Contact us at Kamloops 778.471.6407 or Langley 778.957.6407 for details.

  • Cariboo / Northern British Columbia
    • Fort St. John
    • Prince George
    • Williams Lake
  • The Kootenays
    • Cranbrook
    • Nelson
    • Trail
  • Thompson / Okangan
    • Kelowna
    • Merritt
    • Vernon
  • Vancouver Island
    • Comox
    • Nanaimo
    • Victoria
Need a course in a location not listed. Contact us at Kamloops 778.471.6407 or Langley 778.957.6407 for details.