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This advanced Occupational First Aid Level 3 course is designed to prepare First Aid attendants to work in rural and remote areas and heavy industry settings. This course is considered the industry standard and is often a prerequisite for employment with the BC Ambulance Service, ski patrols and fire/police departments.

Participants will learn:

  • CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training
  • Basics of airway, breathing and circulation
  • Breathing distress
  • One and two-person CPR & obstructed airway management
  • Bleeding control
  • Shock
  • Minor wound care
  • Upper and lower limb splinting and immobilization techniques
  • Spinal immobilization, securing a patient to a spine board and hard collar application
  • A range of medical conditions and regulatory requirements by the WorkSafeBC
  • How to complete appropriate records and reports and continuing patient assessment

Pre-requisite: Current OFA  certificate 
Course Length: 40 hours ( second week of the course)
Certification: Upon successful completion of the practical and written examination, candidates will be certified for 3 years

Course Hours:
• 8:15 am start time (8:30 am after paperwork)
• 30 minutes for lunch
• 5 pm end time
There will also be a mid-morning and mid-afternoon break as well.

Course Requirements

  • Participants must be 16 years of age to be certified and be in good health and physical condition.
  • Participants must provide instructor with valid ID.
  • Participants must prepay to secure a seat in course.

A minimum mark of 70% is required on both the written and practical exams to successfully complete the course.

For private groups of 8 or more please contact firstaid@turnergroup.ca for available dates.