Home » Occupational First Aid Level One (OFA-1) Courses in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

What will I learn?
  • The Red Cross
  • Preparing to respond (workplace first aid policy, prevention of disease transmission)
  • Patient assessment (c-spine control and check, call, care)
  • Soft tissue injuries (minor wound care, burns, back injuries, eye injuries, poisons, OS&H paperwork & MSDS)
  • Airway emergencies (choking in adults)
  • Breathing emergencies (assisted ventilations, artificial respirations, asthma, anaphylaxis)
  • Circulation emergencies (shock, deadly bleeding, chest pain management, CPR)
  • Sudden medical conditions (fainting, diabetes, seizures, strokes)
Upcoming Courses:
First Responder: January 27-31
First Responder: January 27-31
First Responder: January 27-31
First Responder: January 27-31
First Responder: January 27-31
First Responder: January 27-31
First Responder: January 27-31


Occupational First Aid Level One (OFA-1) Courses in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

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Are you interested in taking an Occupational First Aid level one (OFA-1) course?

The Red Cross Workplace Emergency First Aid course is recognized by WorkSafe BC (WCB) as equivalent to their Occupational First Aid level 1 course. If your workplace requires an Occupational First Aid level 1 attendant this course fulfills that requirement.

You can see the Workplace Emergency First Aid certificate on WorkSafe BC’s approved list of courses here:

Workplace Emergency First Aid approval

Canadian Red Cross Workplace Emergency First Aid is an 8 hour course that can be taught over 1 full day, or during 2 evening sessions. Group and private courses can be scheduled flexibly to meet the needs of the client.

CPR-A is included in this course, providing certification in CPR and basic life support skills for adults. A complete description of course content is listed to the right.

Successful completion of the Workplace Emergency First Aid course is based on 100% attendance, ongoing skills evaluation throughout the course, and a 75% or better mark on a knowledge examination.

The Workplace Emergency First Aid course costs $90 per participant, which includes all taxes and a full colour manual.

Canadian Red Cross Workplace Emergency First Aid certification is valid for 3 years, and is recognized in BC workplaces by WorkSafe BC (WCB) as equivalent to the Occupation First Aid level one (OFA 1) course.

All of our First Aid, CPR and AED courses follow the latest standards (2010 / 2011) put out by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC).

 

Who is our Occupational First Aid Level One (OFA-1 Equivalent) course appropriate for?

  • People who are required to have Occupational First Aid level one (OFA-1) certificate by WorkSafe BC
  • People applying to work for BC provincial corrections

 

How to register for a Workplace Occupational First Aid Level One Course?

Our Occupational First Aid courses are currently offered on a group course basis only, and are available to groups of 8 or more throughout the Greater Vancouver area (Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Langley, Cloverdale, Surrey, White Rock, Delta, Richmond, North Vancouver, West Vancouver) and the Fraser Valley (Mission, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Chilliwack).

To book an Occupational First Aid course for a group of 8 or more please CONTACT US.

Testimonials:

“For the last 10 years Ian has taught courses for our SAR team in First Aid, Medical First Responder, ITLS, and many other medical topics.

Ian is a gifted teacher who brings his many years of experience as a paramedic into the classroom and who delivers content in a fun and very relatable way. Our members return from his courses with new found knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm, and a deep appreciation of their role in patient care.

On top of that, Ian has been extremely supportive of our team. First Aid is a key skill for all SAR members. We are lucky to have Ian. His training adds great value to our organization and to our community.”

Erica
Training Officer
Search and Rescue Team


 

“I want to commend you and your team of Instructors for the outstanding courses I attended at Priority Care First Aid. As a retired Paramedic returning to the practice of Paramedicine part time, coupled with being a volunteer firefighter and first responder, I attended both the First Responder and Emergency Medical Responder programs put on by Priority Care First Aid and I am completely satisfied with the training and hands on experience that I have received. Ian and his team bring decades of real life experience into the classroom, relating course content to real world emergency situations, which further aids in bridging course content to actual events where one may find themselves assisting the injured or ill. As a Deputy Chief of the local fire department in the Fraser Valley Regional District, I was so impressed with Ian and his group that I have arranged to have the fire department firefighters and first responders attend a First Responder program with Priority Care First Aid.

I highly recommend Ian and his team at Priority Care First Aid.”

Ken
Fire Department Deputy Chief
BCEHS Paramedic


 

“I have been a member of Search and Rescue for over 20 years, and have taken first aid courses since my teens. There is something special about learning and training with Priority Care First Aid.

Ian is effortlessly able to keep you engaged throughout the program with his charisma, stories and experience. Even with the most extreme scenarios we throw at him, his answers are clear, calm, and thoughtful… giving you confidence that you can respond correctly. This wisdom is then bolstered in the practical exercises securing your technical proficiency.

Ian creates a memorable and dynamic learning environment. You leave his skilled training knowing that when you are called upon to help someone you can deliver quality accurate care.”

Carla
SAR Team Member


 

“Ian attended our office in December, 2019.

Ian provided exceptional service to 6 of us who took his First Aid Instructor Course.
Ian’s personality, professionalism, limitless knowledge and teaching skills were at the forefront of a perfect week of learning.

Thank you Ian for your support before, during and after the course.”

Jason
RCMP Training Section

 

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