Standard First Aid for Industry (OFA Level 1)


Important Update: Transition from OFA2 to Intermediate First Aid

The 5-day OFA2 course is replaced by the new 2-day Intermediate First Aid course to comply with the latest WorkSafeBC regulations, effective July 2, 2024. Please call us at 1.866.321.2651 if you have any questions about this change. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this transition.

To register for our new 2-day Intermediate First Aid course, please visit: Intermediate First Aid (British Columbia)



Course Description

Discontinued: this course has been replaced by Intermediate First Aid to comply with the latest WorkSafeBC regulations.               

The Standard First Aid for Industry course is for anyone wishing to work as a Level 1 first aid attendant in BC, anyone wishing to work as an emergency first-aider in Alberta, police, first responders, lifeguards, ski patrollers and caring citizens. 

Designed to comply with the CSA Z1210-17 Standard.

This course meets Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) and Workplace First Aid (WFA) standards, but is not recognized by CNESST in the province of Québec.

This course meets the requirements for:

  • Canada Labour Code (Standard First Aid)
  • WorkSafeBC OFA Level 1
  • Alberta Human Services OH&S Policy (Standard First Aid)
This is a 2-day course.


Course Content
Course Content
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Adult resuscitation
  • Two-rescuer CPR
  • Child and infant resuscitation
  • Mild choking
  • Medical conditions
  • Emergency scene management - Trauma
  • Severe bleeding and amputation
  • Internal bleeding
  • Minor wound care
  • Burns
  • Sprains and strains
  • Secondary surveys
  • Chest/abdominal injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Bone and joint injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Rescue carries
  • Opioid Poisoning Response using naloxone medication (nasal spray)
Course Availability
  • British Columbia
  • Yukon

All participants take a written exam at the end of the course.

Delivery Method
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