Occupational First Aid Level 2

A WorkSafeBC approved one week programme designed to provide advanced life saving first aid skills to workers in industry.


Candidates must be at least 16 years of age and be able to understand and perform the first aid skills required to complete the learning tasks. No previous first aid training is required.

As to age, WorkSafeBC further advises, "A person must be least 16 years old to qualify for a Level 1, 2, or 3 certificate and in a workplace that requires a Level 2 or 3 attendant, the person must be at least 19 years old. If the attendant is under 19 years old and holds a Level 2 or 3 ticket, he or she may provide treatment under the direct supervision of the unrestricted first aid attendant on site."

By WorkSafeBC regulation, candidates must complete a Statement of Fitness prior to being certified in OFA level 2.


Upon completion of the 36 hour Level 2 course the student will be examined by a duly qualified Examiner authorized to assess candidate competency. Successful completion of both a written and a practical exam will certify the student for three years.

To renew a level 2 certificate a candidate must successfully complete the Occupational First Aid level two exam.

Course Objectives

Candidates will be taught recognition, problem-solving and management in the following areas:

  • Four stages of the Priority Action Approach:
    • Detection and intervention of life-threatening conditions
    • Physical assessment
    • Interpretation of vital signs

  • Obstructed airway clearing procedures.

  • Oxygen administration.

  • Use of a pocket mask.

  • Use of a bag-valve mask.

  • Shock and Deadly bleeding management.

  • One rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation with AED.

  • Principles of immobilization.

  • First aid room techniques

PLEASE NOTE: Some people suffer ill effects as a result of being exposed to specific items such as nuts while others are adversely affected by some fragrances. The effects of these allergies can range anywhere from bothersome to life threatening or anywhere in between. While you are in our school, please refrain from using any perfumes, colognes or aftershave lotions. Their fragrances may be pleasant in the outdoors but not so much in the confined space of a classroom to someone who has asthma.

The WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid level 2 course is still $645. This includes all texbooks, exam fees and a complimentary pocket mask. We offer the WorkSafeBC OFA level 2 course both in a 1 week daytime format and a limited number of courses in a part time format where the student attends 2 evenings and the Sunday per week. The written and practical exams are conducted after the completion of the course and are not included in the 36 hours. The following dates are scheduled for 2018:

Level 2 (1 week Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:15 pm)
Start Date Finish Date
January 8 January 12
February 5 February 9
March 5 March 9
April 23 April 27
May 28 June 1
June 18 June 22
July 16 July 20
August 13 August 17
September 10 September 14
October 1 October 5
November 5 November 9
December 3 December 7

Level 2 (part time) - 2 evenings per week 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm plus Sundays 8:00 am to 4:15 pm
Start Date Finish Date
November 14 November 30 T Th Sun
February 20,2018 March 8 T Th Sun
September 18 October 4 T Th Sun
October 23 November 8 T Th Sun

* Statutory Holiday Falls Within This Course - Classes Will Proceed

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Maple Ridge First Aid School Limited

#2 - 20475 Lougheed Highway,
Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 9B6
Tel: (604) 465-5622
Fax: (604) 465-4223