Occupational First Aid Level 1

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

Prerequisites

There are no minimum age requirements to participate in any of the OFA courses. However, 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.

Certification

To qualify for certification the candidate must participate in a minimum of seven hours of training and successfully complete the course objectives as taught and evaluated by a person authorized by WorkSafeBC (WCB). Certification is valid for three years from the date of completion of the Level 1 training course.

To renew a level 1 certificate a candidate must successfully retake the entire Level 1 course.

Course Objectives

Given an accident scenario with one casualty the successful candidate will be able to:

  • Apply the Priority Action Approach.
  • Reposition an injured worker.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of a designated first aid attendant.
  • Conduct a modified primary survey.
  • Assess soft tissue injuries.
  • Make appropriate medical referral decisions.
  • Explain the WorkSafeBC regulatory requirements for first aid record keeping.

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.

The WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid level one course is only $95 which includes the text. Group rates are available onsite as well as offsite. Paper registration commences at 8:15 a.m. If the dates listed below don’t quite match up with your schedule and you are looking for a one day course then consider taking the Red Cross Emergency First Aid course. WorkSafeBC has decreed that the EFA course is equivalent to OFA 1. EFA includes CPR ā€œCā€ and the automated electronic defibrillator. Red Cross courses are valid throughout Canada. The following dates are scheduled for the remainder of 2019 and all of 2020.

Day Date Times
Wednesday August 7 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday August 17 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday August 21 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday September 7 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday September 11 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday September 21 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday September 25 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday October 5 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday October 9 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday October 19 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday October 23 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday November 2 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday November 6 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday November 16 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday November 20 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday November 30 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday December 4 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday December 14 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday December 18 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday January 4, 2020 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday January 8 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday January 18 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday January 29 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday February 5 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday February 15 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday February 19 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday February 29 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday March 7 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday March 11 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday March 21 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday March 25 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday April 4 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday April 8 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday April 18 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday April 22 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday May 2 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday May 6 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday May 16 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday May 20 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday May 30 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday June 6 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday June 10 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday June 17 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday June 27 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday July 4 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday July 15 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday July 25 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday August 5 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday August 15 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday August 19 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday August 29 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday September 5 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday September 9 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday September 19 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday September 23 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday September 30 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday October 7 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday October 17 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday October 21 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday December 18 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday October 31 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday November 7 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday November 14 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday November 18 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday November 25 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday December 5 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday December 9 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday December 16 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.

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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