Occupational First Aid Level 2

A WorkSafeBC approved one week programme designed to provide advanced life saving first aid skills to workers in industry.


There are no minimum age requirements to participate in the OFA courses. To be a designated first aid attendant in a workplace under the jurisdiction of WorkSafeBC, an employer must ensure that the attendant is at least 16 years of age. Candidates must be able to comprehend the information presented and be physically capable of performing the required skills to be issued an OFA certificate. If a Candidate is able to meet the course objectives, they can be marked as “successful” and be issued a certificate.

By WorkSafeBC regulation, candidates must complete a Statement of Fitness prior to being certified in OFA level 2.


Upon completion of the 35 hour Level 2 course the student will be examined by the course instructor to assess competency. No separate date is necessary. Successful completion of both a written and a practical exam will certify the student for three years.

To renew a level 2 certificate a candidate must successfully complete the Occupational First Aid level two exam.

Course Objectives

Candidates will be taught recognition, problem-solving and management in the following areas:

  • Four stages of the Priority Action Approach:
    • Detection and intervention of life-threatening conditions
    • Physical assessment
    • Interpretation of vital signs
  • Obstructed airway clearing procedures.
  • Use of a pocket mask.
  • Use of a bag-valve mask.
  • Shock and Deadly bleeding management.
  • One rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation with AED.
  • Principles of immobilization.
  • First aid room techniques

PLEASE NOTE: Some people suffer ill effects as a result of being exposed to specific items such as nuts while others are adversely affected by some fragrances. The effects of these allergies can range anywhere from bothersome to life threatening or anywhere in between. While you are in our school, please refrain from using any perfumes, colognes or aftershave lotions. Their fragrances may be pleasant in the outdoors but not so much in the confined space of a classroom for someone with asthma.

MOST IMPORTANT that you understand that there is prereading for this course. Once you have registered, contact the office at 604-465-5622 and arrange a date to pick up your books well in advance of the course date. If this is not convenient for you ask them to send you an email with the Reference and Training Manual link along with the pages that you need to read before the course starts. Failure to preread could seriously affect your ability to be successful in this course. Remember that even if you are not new to this level of OFA there are new protocols and standards that must be learned in order to successfully complete this course.

The WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid level 2 course is still $645. This includes all texbooks, exam fees and a complimentary pocket mask. We offer the WorkSafeBC OFA level 2 course both in a 1 week daytime format and a limited number of courses in a part time format where the student attends 2 evenings and the Sunday per week. The written and practical exams are included in the 35 hours. The following dates are scheduled for the remainder of 2018 and all of 2019:

Level 2 (1 week Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Start Date Finish Date
October 1 October 5
November 5 November 9
December 3 December 7
January 7 January 11
February 11 February 15
March 11 March 15
April 1 April 5
April 8 April 12
May 13 May 17
June 17 June 21
July 8 July 12
August 12 August 16
September 16 September 20
October 7 October 11
November 4 November 8
December 2 December 6
December 9 December 13

Level 2 (part time) – two Sundays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm plus 2 evenings per week 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Start Date Finish Date
October 28 November 11 Sun T Th
January 20 February 3 Sun T Th
March 31 April 14 Sun T Th
September 15 September 29 Sun T Th
October 20 November 3 Sun T Th

* Statutory Holiday Falls Within This Course – Classes Will Proceed

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Maple Ridge First Aid School Limited

#2 – 20475 Lougheed Highway,
Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 9B6
Tel: (604) 465-5622
Fax: (604) 465-4223