Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

First Aid / Health & Safety

FoodSafe, Level 1

This sanitation program is appropriate for food handlers, kitchen staff and dining room attendants. Course content includes: purchase and storage of potentially hazardous foods; personal hygiene; the causes of food-borne diseases and maintaining a sanitary food service operation.

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Location: OM 2731
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $95


Emergency Child Care

Basic one-day, eight-hour course offering an overview of first aid and CPR skills with a focus on childhood injuries and illnesses. This is a recertification course for those in the field of early childhood education. It is an excellent course for parents, grandparents and caregivers.

Date: Tuesday and Thursday, June 6 and 8
Location: OM 2731
Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Fee: $95

Date: July 8
Location: OM 2731
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $95


Occupational First Aid, Level 1

This seven-hour program equips you with the emergency skills needed to stabilize an injured person until trained help arrives. Areas covered include bleeding control, CPR and conscious and unconscious choking. Students must show picture ID. Acceptable photo identification: driver’s license, student card, recreation centre pass, BCID, or passport.

Prerequisite: 16 years +
Date: Friday, May 26
Location: OM 2731
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $95


Transportation Endorsement

This endorsement and the Occupational First Aid level 1 certificate are required in a Class “A” hazard job that is more than 20 minutes surface travel from a hospital when the crew size is 2 – 10 workers. Skills taught include spinal immobilization, helicopter transportation and oxygen therapy training. Must have a valid OFA 1 certificate.

Date: Saturday, May 27
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $100


Standard First Aid (CPR C / AED)

Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Meets federal and a variety of provincial/territorial regulations for Standard First Aid and CPR. Includes injury prevention and AED.

Date: July 6
Thursday and Friday, July 6-7
Location: OM 2731
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $155

Date: Aug. 17
Location: OM 2731
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $155


CPR C/AED Basic Rescuer

CPR courses provide the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children and babies. This training includes AED and is suitable for workplace or general interest.

Date: Friday, June 16; Friday, July 28
Location: OM 2731
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $80


CPR C/AED Basic Rescuer Recertification

If you have taken a CPR course within the past three years then you qualify for the CPR C this recertification course.

Date: Friday, May 19
Location: OM 2731
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $55


Occupational First Aid, Level 3

Occupational First Aid Level 3 is a comprehensive, 70 hour (two week) course designed for remote worksites or employers with large workforces more than 20 minutes from medical aid.

You will learn the basic emergency medical techniques that fall under the responsibility of an Occupational First Aid attendant. This includes CPR, assessment, C-spine management, oxygen therapy, rapid transport criteria and more.

No previous first aid training is required to take this course, however, you must be a minimum of 16 years old and have the physical capacity to perform the techniques taught during the course.

Date: TBA
Location: OM 2731
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Testing date: TBA
Fee: $760


OFA 1/TE Instructor School

Dates

Friday, June 2, 6 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 3, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 4, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, June 9, 6 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 10, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 11, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fee: $630

Prerequisites

OFA 1 instructor

  • Be at least 19 years of age prior to instructor training.
  • Hold a current/valid Standard First Aid certificate or higher.
  • Have successfully participated in a complete OFA Level 1 or, for OFA Level 1 equivalent course instructor candidates, have successfully participated in an OFA Level 1 equivalent course and scored 85% or higher on the written examination (i.e., achieve certification) not more than 6 months prior to initial instructor training.
  • Complete a WorkSafeBC Jurisprudence Package. Evidence of completion must be included in the instructor candidate’s training file.

Transportation endorsement instructor

  • Hold a valid OFA Level 1 or equivalent instructor certificate.
  • Hold a valid OFA Level 3 or equivalent first aid certificate.
  • Have successfully participated in a complete OFA TE or equivalent TE course not more than 6 months prior to initial TE instructor training (i.e., achieve certification).