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Occupational First Aid Level 2

Length of Course: 36 hours

Certification: WorkSafe BC

Valid: 3 Years


  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Government Issued Photo I.D.
  • Wear modest clothing (no tanks) for working in close contact with other students
  • Be medically and physically apt to perform floor-work and first aid related activities

Occupational First Aid Level 2 (OFA 2) is a 36 hour program (excluding breaks) designed to provide the first aid attendant with the necessary skills to function as part of an effective first aid program in the work place. Successful participants will be qualified to work as WorkSafeBC OFA Level 2 first aid attendants. OFA Level 2 also meets the requirements for the Canada Labour Code (Standard First Aid)

Topics covered include:

  • human anatomy and physiology
  • priority action approach and secondary survey for the conscious patient, patients requiring urgent medical attention, patients in the first aid room, and patients with a decreased level of consciousness
  • soft tissue injuries, eye injuries, burns, and ligament & tendon injuries
  • critical interventions of the airway for conscious patients and patients with a decreased level of consciousness
  • first aid for poisoning and substance abuse
  • management of respiratory emergencies, chest injuries and use of a bag-valve mask
  • first aid for asthmatic conditions
  • first aid for electrical injuries
  • identifying and managing circulatory emergencies (shock, bleeding, heart conditions – CPR with AED)
  • first aid for diabetic conditions and environmental emergencies
  • common communicable diseases, routes of transmission and prevention of infection

With the successful completion of the written and practical exams (held on an additional day), participants will earn a certification that is valid for 3 years.

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