SAFETY & LIFE COURSES AT PHOENIX

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Phoenix Fire Prevention offers three levels of WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid courses. Read below to see what you will learn in each course and how to sign up for the course recommended to you.

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OFA LEVEL 1

 

The WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level One course is an 8 hour program, including coffee and lunch breaks. In order to be successful, candidates must demonstrate practical skill competency and achieve 70% on a multiple choice exam. On successful completion of the course, participants receive a 2-year certification.

The course curriculum includes: Basic Life Support (CPR-A), Small Wound Management, Critical airway, breathing and circulation interventions with C-spine management.

Here is what you will learn about in the Occupational First Aid Level 1 course:

  • Cuts
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • CPR
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Automated external defibrillators
  • Workplace administrative requirements for first aid attendants
  • Legal implications of first aid and CPR
  • Small wound management
  • Critical airway
  • Breathing and circulation interventions with C-spine management
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OFA LEVEL 2

The WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level Two course is a 36 hour program designed for the urban attendant. Initial certification requires full participation and course attendance, as well as satisfactory results in both a written and practical exam. Upon successful completion, the participant will receive certification that is valid for 2 years.

The course curriculum includes: Basic Life Support (CPR-A), Scene assessment, Patient assessment

  • Critical airway & breathing and circulatory interventions with C-spine management; including insertion of oral airways, use of oxygen therapy equipment and bag valve mask
  • Small wound, soft tissue, and fracture management

Here is what you will learn when you take the Occupational First Aid Level 2 course at Phoenix Fire Prevention:

  • First Aid Skills: When you complete this course, you will be equipped with the skills to perform the priority action approach when a medical emergency occurs.
  • Identify Circulatory Emergencies: You will be able to identify circulatory emergencies and manage critical interventions for people are either conscious or have a decreased level of consciousness.
  • Manage Critical Interventions: Learn how to use C-spine control so that you can help somebody breath more easily without hurting their spine.
  • Assess Medical Conditions: You will learn how to manage, identify and assess when somebody is in need of medical aid for soft tissue injuries.
  • Identifying Respiratory Emergencies: You will learn how to identify and manage respiratory emergencies.
  • Conduct Secondary Survey Components: You will learn how to conduct the secondary survey component of the priority action approach.
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OFA LEVEL 3

The WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level Three course is a 70 hour program designed for remote work sites or employers with large workforces more than 20 minutes from medical aid. Initial certification requires full participation and course attendance plus passing both a written and practical exam. Upon successful completion, the participant will receive certification that is valid for 2 years. 

The course curriculum includes:, Basic Life Support & CPR (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, Circulatory interventions and management, Small wound, soft tissue, and fracture management, Rapid transport criteria, Suction.

Here is what you will learn about and practice during your time in the Occupational First Aid Level 3 course offered at Phoenix Fire Prevention:

  • Basic life support and CPR
  • Critical airway and respiratory
  • Patient assessment
  • Use of oxygen therapy equipment and bag valve mask
  • Interventions with C-spine management (including insertion of oral airways)
  • Circulatory interventions and management
  • Small wound, soft tissue, and fracture management
  • Rapid transport criteria
  • Suction

At the end of the 2 week program, you will be required to write an exam and achieve a 70% in order to receive your certificate. The certificate is valid for two years.

 

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FALL PROTECTION HIERARCHY

This 1 day fall protection course is intended for any person that will be required to work at height or where fall protection is necessary as per OHS Regulations. Our training combines both theory and practical training using current, approved fall protection equipment. The training includes instruction, demonstration hands-on and written exercises and participants can expect to use fall protection equipment, setup and work off lifeline systems, and perform self-rescue from vertical lifelines.

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POWERED INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS (PIT)

This course is a two-day course for beginners and one-day for advanced operators. The following is a breakdown of the four sections of the course:

Phase 1 – Theory Training

During Phase 1 the instructor guides trainees through a comprehensive and interactive review of the operator workbook covering: Applicable Regulations, Types of Forklifts, Main parts of a Forklift

  • Understanding Forklift Safety, Fuels and Batteries

Phase 2 – Theory Evaluation

Phase 2 starts with a written test based on the concepts covered in the operators reference manuals.  The test consists of ten (10) multiple choice/essay type questions.  These tests are graded and returned to the trainees and then reviewed to ensure understanding.  A minimum score of 70% is required to pass this phase of the program.

Phase 3 – Practical Training

Phase 3 is hands-on portion of the program where the trainees are shown the pre-use inspection, safe operating procedures and parking/shut-down procedures and then given the opportunity to practice under the helpful eye of the program instructor. 

Phase 4 – Practical Evaluation

In Phase 4 trainees are assessed as having reached a minimum skill level and are individually evaluated using a Forklift in a reasonably challenging course (site specific).  Following the evaluation, trainees are de-briefed and given the opportunity to address any issues they may have regarding any phase of the program.  Each successful trainee’s employer will receive official records and documents shortly after the end of the program.

 

Course Details:

  • Occupational First Aid Level One
  • Occupational First Aid Level Two
  • Occupational First Aid Level Three
  • Fall Protection Hierarchy
  • Powered Industrial Trucks

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