Occupational First Aid Level 1

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Occupational First Aid Level 1

Price $80.00


The WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 1 training is an 8-hour course consisting mostly of hands-on training along with some classroom theory. You will learn life-saving emergency first aid skills for practical use in the workplace. Taught to WorkSafeBC standards, you will receive the very best first aid training available.

What Will I Learn?

Occupational First Aid Training Level 1 in British Columbia

The purpose of the OFA 1 First Aid Training course is to help students respond to common medical emergencies that may happen in the work environment and take appropriate steps to minimize the risk to the patient, provide emergency first aid assistance, and care for the patient effectively and calmly. Workers Trained in Occupational First Aid Level 1 also become aware of potential emergency situations and work well with employees to minimize incidents.


What You Need To Know

Students enrolled in the Occupational First Aid (OFA 1) Level 1 course (otherwise known as Workplace Emergency First Aid) do not need to have previous experience or training. To be eligible you must however be a minimum of 16 years old and be physically capable of performing basic First Aid techniques involving minor lifting, kneeling and/or crouching. All training will be conducted in our Coquitlam  Safety Training Facility. Students must pass a multiple choice exam at the conclusion of the day with a minimum passing grade of 70%. Our trainers are dedicated, patient and knowledgeable.

Upcoming Events

CourseCourse Start DateCourse End DateEvent CategoriesVenue NameRegister
June 6, 2020 – OFA 1Saturday, June 6 2020 @ 8:30amSaturday, June 6 2020 @ 5:00pmMetro Safety Training CoquitlamRegister
June 10, 2020 – OFA 1Wednesday, June 10 2020 @ 8:30amWednesday, June 10 2020 @ 5:00pmMetro Safety Training CoquitlamRegister
June 11, 2020 – OFA 1Thursday, June 11 2020 @ 8:30amThursday, June 11 2020 @ 4:30pmMetro Safety Training CoquitlamRegister
June 17, 2020 – OFA 1Wednesday, June 17 2020 @ 8:30amWednesday, June 17 2020 @ 5:00pmMetro Safety Training CoquitlamRegister
June 20, 2020 – OFA 1Saturday, June 20 2020 @ 8:30amSaturday, June 20 2020 @ 5:00pmMetro Safety Training CoquitlamRegister
June 24, 2020 – OFA 1Wednesday, June 24 2020 @ 8:30amWednesday, June 24 2020 @ 5:00pmMetro Safety Training CoquitlamRegister
June 27, 2020 – OFA 1Saturday, June 27 2020 @ 8:30amSaturday, June 27 2020 @ 5:00pmMetro Safety Training CoquitlamRegister
July 11, 2020 – OFA 1Saturday, July 11 2020 @ 8:30amSaturday, July 11 2020 @ 5:00pmMetro Safety Training CoquitlamRegister
July 25, 2020 – OFA 1Saturday, July 25 2020 @ 8:30amSaturday, July 25 2020 @ 5:00pmMetro Safety Training CoquitlamRegister
August 5, 2020 – OFA 1Wednesday, August 5 2020 @ 8:30amWednesday, August 5 2020 @ 4:30pmMetro Safety Training CoquitlamRegister
August 8, 2020 – OFA 1Saturday, August 8 2020 @ 8:30amSaturday, August 8 2020 @ 5:00pmMetro Safety Training CoquitlamRegister
August 22, 2020 – OFA 1Saturday, August 22 2020 @ 8:30amSaturday, August 22 2020 @ 5:00pmMetro Safety Training CoquitlamRegister


Successful Graduates of OFA level 1 will receive an OFA Level 1 certificate which is valid for three years. Must Pass Written Exam with 70% or better.


used in this Course

First Aid attendants are required to keep accurate records and fill out medical reports which help evaluate workplace safety and reduce future injury. The accurate keeping of records benefits both the patient and the employer. They also help medical practitioners treat effectively based on your initial reports.  You will be training to do this professionally and properly.

CPR – or Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an emergency procedure used when a person is not breathing and his or her heart has stopped breathing. Learn to provide artificial circulation for the patient, manage the patient’s airway and assist ventilation. CPR can be performed quickly and with minimal equipment or help from another person.

A Soft tissue injury (STI) is the damage of muscles, ligaments and tendons throughout the body. Common soft tissue injuries usually occur from a sprain, strain, a one off blow resulting in a contusion or overuse of a particular part of the body. Learn how to recognize STI’s and treat them.

Understand to manage sever bleeding and minimize blood loss and reduce shock. Prioritizing hemorrhage control in the priority action approach is vital. You will learn when and how.

Recognize respiratory distress, failures, and obstructions quickly and properly. Effectively intervene and assist, or manage airways where needed. You will also learn to identify and assist chocking victims, asthma attacks, and anaphylactic reactions.

Rapidly and efficiently assess the patient to determine the presence of any life threatening injuries or conditions.

Feel confident managing minor wounds and daily injuries common to the workplace. Learn to make “Return to Work” (RTW) decisions and “Refer to Medical Aid” choices where appropriate based on your assessment. Clean, bandage and protect workers from further injury and infection.

Learn to identify the threat of possible spinal injuries and provide spinal control. Learn when and how to immobilize patients movement and reduce risk while continuing important airway and circulatory procedures. You will understand how to provide cervical spinal control for conscious and unconscious patients. Students will also learn to train untrained assistants to help provide care while you continue emergency assessments.

Learn to assess and treat every patient in a rapid, systematic, and orderly manner. The priority Action Approach is the backbone of these skills

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 resaleable condition.


Registrants with confirmed applications who do not notify us of their cancellation and who do not attend the course are 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.

  • Absolutely No Refunds will be given on Special/Sale Rates for any course, 
  • Transfers are only available for 3 months within original dates of registration, a $50 transfer fee will be applied.