OFA Level 3 is an advanced First Aid course designed to cover medical techniques considered to be within the responsibility of the Occupational First Aid Attendant and needed to provide emergency care in industries (as specified in the WorkSafeBC first aid regulations). Students will learn how to provide emergency care in the industry.
This two week long WorkSafeBC course will provide participants with the training and certification necessary to become Level 3 First Aid Attendants. This course is designed for remote worksites or employers with large workforces. Participants will learn the responsibilities of an OFA, preparing to respond, the Priority Action Approach, making transportation decisions, adult CPR & AED, how to recognize and treat shock, minor injuries, bleeding, fainting and seizures, sudden medical emergencies, stroke and environmental emergencies.
Students are required to attend all sessions and be prepared to do a minimum of 1-2 hours of home study per lesson. The course will take place over 10 days (see course dates for more details).
Participants, who successfully complete the course examination, will receive an OFA Level 3 certificate card, which qualifies them to work as an Occupational First Aid Attendant in B.C.
There is very limited space in the Level 3 course. Please register ASAP to secure your spot in the class.
Prerequisites: No first aid training required (OFA 1 or 2 is not required for this course).
Participants must be at least 16 years of age and have the physical ability to complete all of the skills required.
Certification requires full participation and course attendance. Participants must receive 70% on both written & practical exam, which is done on a separate day.
Duration: 80 hours (10 x 8-hour days)
Cost: Includes all materials, pocket mask and certification card
Location: 203-1420 Alpha Lake Rd, Whistler, BC V8E 0R8
Course Manual Pick-up:
Course manuals will be available for pickup before the course date. Pickup dates and times will be confirmed by email.
Student cancellations must be made in writing at least 5 business days prior to the start of your course.
A $75 administrative fee will be charged for any OFA Level 3 Courses that are cancelled with at least five business days’ notice.
Course materials must be unopened and in original condition to be returned.
No refunds will be provided for cancellations with less than 5 business days notice, or for student no-shows.
In some cases it may be possible to transfer a student’s enrollment to a future course, and an administrative fee of $30 will be charged. Course credit will only be kept for a maximum of 6 months. This will be considered on a case by case basis.
Whistler First Aid makes every effort to conduct courses as scheduled. We reserve the right to cancel a course due to unavoidable circumstances (e.g. low student enrollment, instructor illness, etc.)
In the case of course cancellation by Whistler First Aid, students will receive a full refund or can have enrollment transferred to another course.
Read our Cancellation Policy.
If none of these dates work for you or all our courses are full, contact us to be added to the waitlist for OFA3.
Click here, to sign up for the waitlist for the April 2022 OFA3 Course.
February 27 - March 10, 2023 (Mon-Fri) 10 days
February 27, 2023 - March 10, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 am
April 17 - 28, 2023 (Mon-Fri) 10 days- CANCELLED
April 17, 2023 - April 28, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 am
May 1- 12, 2023 (Mon-Fri) 10 days
May 1, 2023 - May 12, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 am
May 15 - 26, 2023 (Mon-Fri) 9 days
May 15, 2023 - May 26, 2023
9:00 am - 6:00 am
September 18-29, 2023 (Mon-Fri) 10 days
September 18, 2023 - September 29, 2023
11:20 am - 12:20 pm