OFA level 3 or occupational first aid level 3 is the most comprehensive first aid course offered through worksafe BC. It is a 72 hour course that covers everything from the administrative responsibilities of a first aider in the workplace to treatment of almost any sudden medical emergency.
This 72 hour occupational first aid course is typically completed within one full week of 9 am to 5 pm courses, Monday to Friday. Included in the course is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and training in the use of automated external defibrillators (AED’s). Candidates in this OFA level 3 course will learn to treat victims of cardiac arrest and entering ventricular tachycardia or fibrillations. With proper AED training OFA level 3 candidates will learn to recognize and treat these symptoms. The course curriculum is a exhaustive list of almost any first aid emergency that can occur in the wilderness or in the workplace.
The typical cost of a OFA level 3 course is approximately 750 dollars and course locations can be found at a number of first aid training centres throughout British Columbia.
Successful candidates of this first aid course will learn to assess the scene, how to treat and prevent spinal injuries, check for vitals, do head to toe checks, understand the priority action approach, learn basic anatomy, learn to treat soft tissue injuries and wounds, treat 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burns, treat and recognize respiratory and circulatory emergencies, learn critical airway intervention, treat broken bones and many more first aid emergencies. Candidates will learn significantly more material than OFA level 1 or OFA level 2 courses.
Build confidence in yourself and learn to save the life of a loved one, family member or stranger by taking a OFA level 3 course. These courses are run by training partners through WorkSafe BC and follow strict standards set by this British Columbia provider. Candidates become significantly more employable and confident in the workplace when certified with OFA level 3. Certification is valid for 3 years and candidates can take a refresher course to renew certification.