Occupational First Aid Transportation Endorsement
The transportation endorsement course is a WorkSafeBC approved one day programme focused on developing practical skills in patient handling techniques and patient securing procedures
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 however, 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.
Candidate must hold a valid WCB Occupational First Aid level 1 or level 2 certificate (or its equivalent).
Evaluation of candidate is done by the class instructor. Successful completion of course objectives will result in a WCB endorsement to the Occupational First Aid Level 1 or 2 certificate. The transportation endorsement is valid for three years from the date of its issuance.
To renew a transportation endorsement a candidate must hold a valid Occupational First Aid certificate and successfully retake the transportation endorsement course.
Students will learn the following skills:
- Patient Handling and Lifting Techniques.
- Use of the Spine Board and Basket Stretchers.
- Spinal immobilization techniques.
- Patient Assessment and Treatment During Transport.
- Critical Interventions. (Airway Management, Respiratory Emergencies, Oxygen Therapy)
- Transportation Vehicles.
- Aircraft Transportation.
- Applicable First Aid Regulations.
The WorkSafeBC Transportation Endorsement course is $90 Usually there are no specific dates set for the Transport Endorsement but formed in groups by request instead.
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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