Occupational First Aid Level 3 (OFA Level 3)

Price $570.00 (effective March 1st 2016)

This Work Safe BC recognized Occupational First Aid Level 3 (OFA 3) program is a 72 hour course. In which participants must be present for all lessons and hand in all required homework assignments. Successful candidates will be able to perform all necessary emergency first aid skills and techniques as outlined by the standard grading criteria designed and recognized by Work Safe BC, through written multiple-choice test as well as a practical evaluation on physical skills. This course is designed for workplace first aid requirements for locations more than 20 minutes from medical facilities. Successful Candidates will receive 3 year certification. The multiple choice test is done on the Friday afternoon and the Practical test is done on the Saturday or Sunday (your instructor schedules that with you).

What Will I Learn?

  • Priority Action Approach
  • Evaluation of scene and initial assessment of patient
  • Introduction to spinal management on conscious patient
  • Ruling out a spinal injury
  • Introduction to self-ambulatory walk in patients
  • Minor wound care
  • RSI Injuries
  • Burns
  • Upper limb fractures/dislocations
  • Hard collar application
  • Spinal management,
    packaging and transportation of Injured Worker
  • Critical interventions
  • Airway management
    techniques for responsive and unresponsive patients
  • Management of respiratory failure and distress
  • Controlling severe external bleeding/recognizing internal bleeding
  • Shock management
  • Cardiac Arrest / CPR 1 and 2 rescuer / Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Eye Injuries
  • Medical conditions
  • Environmental illnesses
  • Lower limb fractures and dislocations
  • Practical and theory review

WorkPlace/Employer Benefits

Workers that take Occupational First Aid Level 3 at Metro Safety are trained to be prepared and organized to respond to a medical incident/event. There has been a noticeable reduction in injury claims and work time loss with first aid attendants  and fellow employees after having taken a first aid course.



Additional Information

OFA 3 Classes run 2 weeks (72 Hours) during that time you or employees will learn both theoretical(book) and Practical (hands on)Experience in class to cover a wide variety of medical scenarios.

Pro Renewal (Full Time)

CourseCourse Start DateCourse End DateEvent CategoriesVenue NameRegister
March 19 – 23, 2018 – OFA 3 – Pro-RenewalMonday, March 19 2018 @ 8:30amFriday, March 23 2018 @ 4:30pmMetro Safety Training CoquitlamRegister
May 21 – 25, 2018 – OFA 3 Pro RenewalMay 21 - 25, 2018 - OFA 3 Pro RenewalRegister

Pro Renewal (Part Time)

CourseCourse Start DateCourse End DateEvent CategoriesVenue NameRegister
April 16, 2018 – OFA 3 – Pro RenewalMonday, April 16 2018 @ 8:30amFriday, April 20 2018 @ 4:30pmMetro Safety Training CoquitlamRegister

What Will I Need?

OFA Level Course Meterial

it is important that you pick up your materials prior to the start of the course and complete the pre-course reading. Your materials will consist of:

(Included in the cost of our course)


A Training and Reference Manual


Occupational First Aid Training Guide


Upon completion of OFA Level 3, you will be required to pass an examination conducted by a person authorized by Worker’s Compensation Board. The exam will be scheduled within a week following the last day of course and consists of both written and practical segments. A grade of 70% or higher is required on each segment of the exam for successful certification.

Registration Information


Students/companies must apply in writing for a refund. Inquiries can be made in email form to admin@metrosafety.ca

Only the original receipt will be accepted to qualify for a refund.

No refund will be given for books not in resale-able condition.


Registrants with confirmed applications who do not notify us of their cancellation and who do not attend the course is liable for the entire fee. (For OFA Level 1 and the safety training courses, 48-hour notice is required. For OFA Level 2 and 3; three business days notice is required)



If written request is received within 7 days of the date of registration OR if written request is received 30 calendar days or more before the course start date Metro Safety Training will retain an administration fee equal to a maximum of 10% of the tuition fee. For all other written requests received prior to course date Metro Safety Training will retain an administration fee equal to a maximum of 20% of the tuition fee.


No refund will be given after the course starts.


Courses are transferrable within 6 months of original course date. If you cannot make your course, the office must be notified 3 business days prior to course date. A $50 transfer fee will be applied to transfers of any OFA Level 2 or 3 course.