OFA-1: Occupational First Aid Level 1
Total Program Hours:
Occupational First Aid - Level 1
The WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 1 course is an 8 hour program. In this course, students learn how to identify common medical emergencies that may happen in the work environment, include adult CPR, dealing with shock, spinal injuries, minor wounds, sprains, strains and common medical conditions.
In order to be successful, candidates must demonstrate practical skill competency, achieve a minimum 70% on a multiple choice exam and attend full course. On successful completion of the course, participants receive a 3-year certification.
Students will learn about the following:
- Priority Action Approach
- Primary Survey
- Cervical spine control
- Airway and breathing intervention
- Hemorrhage control
- One person CPR
- Minor injuries which require medical aid
- Management of soft tissue injuries
- Records and reports
- Patient packaging for transport include supine and lateral positioning for trauma, ¾ prone drainage, and position of comfort
- Review of patient assessment to an OFA Level 1 standard
- Review of critical airway, breathing and circulatory intervention with C-Spine management
Minimum age: 16
Recommended minimum CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) Level 6.
Be physically capable of performing basic first aid techniques as well as a multiple choice exam.
The WorkSafeBC Transportation Endorsement course is a 7-hour course (excluding breaks) 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 certificate at a minimum. This certification is valid for three years upon successful completion of course. In order to be successful, candidates must demonstrate practical skill competency.