OFA Level 2 Courses in Vancouver
Occupational First Aid Level Two in Vancouver is an intermediate workplace first aid course designed and approved by WorkSafeBC.
Become a confident and capable first aid attendant with our comprehensive Occupational First Aid Level 2 (OFA Level 2) course in Vancouver. Designed to equip you with vital life-saving skills, this training program will teach you to effectively handle emergencies in a workplace settings.
Our expert instructors, with a wealth of real-world experience, will guide you through a highly interactive and hands-on learning experience. With our guidance, you’ll gain the knowledge and practical skills necessary to make a difference when it matters most.
This course covers not only the essential first aid techniques but also the legal requirements and guidelines for workplace safety. By completing this course, you’ll not only meet WorkSafeBC obligations but also contribute to a safer environment for yourself and your co-workers.
Enroll in our OFA Level 2 course today. Together, let’s make Vancouver safer!
OFA Level 2 Schedule
All of our Occupational First Aid Level 2 courses run full-time, Monday to Friday.
The dates below represent the start date of each course.
OFA Level 2 Course Content
- Scene assessment
- Primary survey and transportation decisions
- Secondary survey
- Patient positioning
- Human anatomy and physiology
- Pocket mask and CPR/AED
- Airway and breathing – Conscious patients
- Airway and breathing – Unresponsive patients
- Minor injuries
- Exposure to heat and cold
- Effective communication
- Major injuries
- Medical emergencies
- Head and nervous system
- Multiple patient casualties
Who should take OFA Level 2?
Examples of jobs and workplaces with OFA Level 2 first aid attendants:
- Large Offices
- School Staff
- High risk Construction Sites
- Large Warehouses
- Saw Mills
- Demolition Crews
- Transit workers
- Municipal workers
Upon successful completion of the course, you will leave at the end of the day with your official WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level Two certificate. Certifications expires 3 years from the date of your course.
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Private OFA Level 2 Course at your Workplace
Book Fundamental First Aid to provide a private group course at your worksite.
We bring all the materials and equipment needed to certify your staff in Occupational First Aid Level 2 on-site, anywhere in Greater Vancouver!
Frequently asked questions
What is OFA Level 2?
Occupational First Aid Level 2 is an intermediate workplace first aid course designed and approved by WorkSafeBC. Upon successful completion of this course you will be given an OFA 2 certificate which will qualify you to work as a first aid attendant on a work site in British Columbia.
Initial certification requires full participation and course attendance, as well as satisfactory results in both a written and practical exam.
Do I need a Level 1 certificate before I take OFA Level 2?
No, there are no prerequisites for this course. You can register with no previous first aid experience.
Does this course include cpr training?
Yes, OFA Level 2 includes adult CPR training and instruction on how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). In fact, every course we offer includes CPR and AED training.
Can I do this course online?
No, OFA 2 First Aid is not currently offered as an online course. In-person instruction is essential to evaluating the skills of the first aid attendant therefore WorkSafeBC require that Occupational First Aid training in Vancouver takes place with a qualified instructor present.
What are our food options when taking this course?
This is a 5 day course scheduled to take place over a typical work week. You will have 7 hours of training each day, as well as a 30 minute lunch break and two 15 minute coffee breaks.
At Fundamental First Aid we offer free water, coffee and tea and we have a fridge and microwave available if you want to bring your own lunch. There is also a great little diner within walking distance if you want to run out for some food during your break.
Is there a written exam?
Yes, there are two multiple choice practice quizzes during the week and a 76 question multiple choice exam that you will complete at the end of your class. You have 90 minutes to complete the test, and you must get 54 of the questions correct in order to pass the course.
All of the questions on the written exam will have been asked on one of the two practice quizzes, therefore you will have time to study the material needed to pass the written exam ahead of time.
How do I know what first aid certificate i need?
All employers in British Columbia who have more than 10 employees working at the same time are required to have a certified Occupational First Aid (OFA) attendant on site. The number of attendants, and the level of certification required by the attendants, is determined by 3 factors as outlined in Schedule 3-A of the WorkSafeBC OHS Regulation:
- Number of employees working at the same time
- Distance to the closest hospital (via ambulance)
- Risk of injury at the worksite (low risk, moderate risk, or high risk)
In order to determine whether your work site is low risk, moderate risk, or high risk, you will need to refer to the WorkSafeBC website to find your classification unit by clicking here.
Once you know your risk classification, click here to check Schedule 3-A to determine your minimum level of first aid.
If you would like help determining the level of first aid that is required at your workplace, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click the chat bot on the bottom right of your screen!
Do you offer this course in Vancouver?
Yes, all of our public courses are held at our training facility in Vancouver. Check out our Location page to see where we are and learn more about how we offer the absolute best OFA Level 2 courses in Vancouver.