Occupational first aid level 2 (OFA level 2), previously known as industrial first aid level 2, is one of the most intense one first aid and CPR courses available in BC. The course takes 35 hours to complete and his very similar in content to OFA level 3 which is a 72 hour course. The level 2 course does not schedule the same amount of review time as OFA level 3 and has more material condensed into the 35 hour course.
Occupational first aid level 2 has a significantly higher incomplete ratio than any other occupational first aid course offered through Worksafe BC. OFA level 1 is a one day course with a high success rate and occupational first aid level 3 is a two week course with a moderate success rate and occupational first aid level 2 is a intense course with a low success rate. OFA level 2 averages a 75% pass rate in the British Columbia (BC) region. OFA 2 and OFA 3 share 80% of the same content, however, OFA level 3 candidates get twice as much time to complete the course.
Upon completion of the course candidates will receive a occupational first aid level 2 certificate that is valid throughout BC. The certificate is valid for 3 years but candidates may be required to renew the award at an earlier date based on workplace policies. Worksafe BC does not permit re-certification courses for level 2 candidates. The only candidates that are eligible for re-cert courses are the ones registered for OFA level 3. To renew a OFA level 2 certificate candidates must re-take the 36 hour course.
OFA level 2 courses are typically completed within one full week (Monday to Friday). On the final day of the course the candidates are required to take a written and a skills exam. Candidates must complete the written examination with a score of at least 75% to be eligible to pass the course. Worksafe BC is the main provider of occupational first aid level 2 courses and works closely with all providers to ensure a high quality program that adheres to its strict standards. To register for a occupational first aid course select one of the highlighted words throughout the page. Learn to become prepared for almost any workplace emergency by taking a occupational first aid course.