Saturday, September 10, is World First Aid Day, dedicated to promoting the importance of first aid training and its role in prevention of injury and death.

First aid skills and training are something you can carry with you everywhere — to a job site, the office, around your neighbourhood, to a kids’ sports event… you can make a huge difference in someone’s life!

ICBA Training offers regular Occupational First Aid (OFA) classes. OFA Level 1 is a one-day course designed to cover all medical techniques considered to be within the responsibility of the Occupational First Aid Level 1 Attendant as required by the Workers’ Compensation Board of BC (WCB).

Participants learn:

  • Priority Action Approach
  • Primary Survey – Conscious patient / Unconscious patient
  • Cervical spine control
  • Airway and Breathing interventions
  • Hemorrhage control
  • One person CPR
  • Minor injuries which require medical aid
  • Management of soft tissue injuries
  • Records and reports

Visit to see our full fall schedule of Occupational First Aid courses. And to those first aid folks out there — thank you!