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Occupational First Aid Level 1 (OFA1)

  • The WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 1 course is a 7 hour program, excluding lunch and coffee breaks, designed to provide lifesaving first aid skills to workers in the workplace. In order to be successful, candidates must demonstrate practical skill competency and achieve 70% on a multiple choice exam. On successful completion of the course, participants receive a 3-year certification.

    There are no requirements to participate in the OFA Course, and no age restriction. Candidates must be able to comprehend the information presented and be physically capable of performing the required skills to be issued an OFA Certification. Course Content: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation  (CPR-A) with AED Minor Wound Management Critical Airway, Breathing and Circulatory Interventions with C-Spine control

Transportation Endorsement​

  • The WorkSafeBC Transportation Endorsement course is an 8 hour program focusing specifically on the transport of injured workers to medical aid. In order to participate in this training a candidate must hold a current OFA Level 1 or Level 2 certificate. This certification is valid for three years upon successful completion of course. In order to be successful, candidates must demonstrate practical skill competency.

    • Occupational First Aid Level 1 or Level 2 Certificate The course curriculum includes: 

    • Review of patient assessment to an OFA Level 1 standard
    • Patient packaging for transport including supine and ¾ prone, drainage and position of comfort
    • Review of critical airway, breathing and circulatory intervention with C- Spine management

Red Cross Standard First Aid

  • Standard First Aid is a 16 hour (2 day) course offering first aid and CPR skills. This course meets legislation requirements for all  provinces and territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Course Content:
    • The Red Cross
    • Preparing to respond
    • The EMS system
    • Check, Call, Care
    • Airway emergencies
    • Breathing and Circulation emergencies
    • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest 
    • CPR-A or CPR-C - including child and infant plus AED
    • Wound care
    • Head and spine injuries
    • Bone, muscle and joint injuries - slings and splints
    • Sudden Medical Emergencies
    • Environmental Emergencies
    • Poisons

Canadian Red Cross Remote First Aid

  • Length: 20 hour course Wilderness remote environments require specialized skills, equipment and training. There will be lots of opportunities for hands on learning with a significant portion of the courses taught in an outdoor setting so participants get the most effective learning experience possible.
    Who should take this course? Individuals who live, play or work in non-urban, remote or wilderness workplaces or communities. Environment:

    -Remote workplaces or communities (2 or more hours from organized health care)
    -Wilderness (less than 3 hours from organized health care)
    -You will learn skills and strategies for providing care in a remote setting for up to 24 hours.

    Key Learning Concepts: Planning, prevention, and situational awareness
    • First aid assessment and care
    • Choking
    • Circulation emergencies
    • CPR and AED
    • Breathing emergencies
    • Sudden medical emergencies
    • Wound care
    • Head, Neck, and Spinal Injuries
    • Bone, Muscle and Joint Injuries
    • Sudden Medical Emergencies
    • Environmental injuries or illness
    • Poisons
    • Wildlife
    • Extended care
    • Evacuation: transport the ill or
    • injured person


  • Duration: Level A: 4 hours, Level C: 5 hours
    Courses on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provide the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children, and babies depending on the level of CPR chosen. Courses meet legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards, and include the latest CPR guidelines and training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Course Content
      Level A
    • The Red Cross
    • Responding to Emergencies
    • Check, Call, Care
    • Recovery position
    • Choking – adult
    • Assisting with medications
    • Angina and heart attack
    • CPR and AED– adult
    • Deadly bleeding
    • Level C
    • Level A content
    • Choking - child and baby
    • CPR - child and baby

    Price: CPR A $50 plus GST per student. CPR C $65 plus GST per student

Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Program


Wilderness and Remote Environments

  • Whether you are an outdoor recreation enthusiast, live or work in a wilderness or remote setting, or work as a professional rescuer — Red Cross offers specialized training to meet your needs.
    The Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Program is one of the leading programs of its kind in Canada. Our newly updated program includes:
    • Fully updated course content and resources, including a take-home Wilderness & Remote Field Guide filled with pictures, protocols, and the latest techniques.  Learning activities and scenarios with real-life situations specifically designed for wilderness and remote environments.
    • Expanded course offerings, including a brand-new Wilderness First Responder level providing advanced first aid and CPR skills, leadership and rescue decision-making skills for professional rescuers who work and respond to emergencies in remote or wilderness settings.
    • Significant opportunities for hands-on learning with a significant portion of the courses taught in an outdoor setting so participants get the most effective learning experience possible.
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