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Occupational First Aid Level 3

The WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level III course is a 70 hour program designed for remote worksites or employers with large workforces more than 20 minutes from medical aid. Initial certification requires full participation and course attendance. Successful candidates must achieve a minimum of 70% on the written exam. Exams are conducted through out the class. Certification is valid for three years.

Course Curriculum

  • Basic Life Support & CPR “A”
  • Patient assessment
  • Critical airway & respiratory, interventions with C-Spine management, including insertion of oral airways, use of oxygen therapy equipment and bag valve mask, pulse oximeter
  • Circulatory interventions and management
  • Small wound, soft tissue, tourniquet and Zap Strap use and fracture management
  • Scoop “Clamshell” Stretcher use
  • Rapid transport criteria
  • Suction

Course Prerequisites

Must be at least 16 years of age and be physically able to perform all of the First Aid tasks required to complete the learning tasks. A Statement of Fitness, as well as acceptable personal identification is required prior to Occupational First Aid Attendant certification.  No experience is necessary.

*Please Note: Cannot be designated primary first aid until the age of 18.