Training Courses

Standard First Aid

Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resucitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines

Syllabus Covers:

The Red Cross

Preparing to Respond

The EMS System

Check, Call, Care

Airway emergencies

Breathing and circulation emergencies

First Aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest

Wound Care

Head, Neck and Spine injuries

Bone, Muscle and Joint Injuries

Sudden Medical Emergencies

Environment Illness

Poison (Includes opioid poisoning)

Length: 16 Hours
Cost: $295.00 + Taxes

Emergency First Aid

Basic one-day course offering lifesaving first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator
(AED) skills for the workplace or home, The course meets WorkSafeBC OFA 1 legislative requirements as well as CSA Standards for provincial/territorial worker safety as well as insurance boards. This course includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines.

Syllabus Covers:

  •  Responding to Emergencies
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Choking
  • Circulation Emergencies
  • CPR and AED
  • Breathing Emergencies
  • Wound Care
  • Head, Neck and Spinal Injuries
  • Bone, Muscles and Joint Injuries
  • WorkSafeBC legislation

Length: 8 Hours
Cost: $155.00 + Taxes

Blended First Aid

This course combines online learning components with a half-day, in-person skills assessment with our qualified instructor. This blended approach gives the student the option to take the theory portion of their Emergency First Aid or Standard First Aid by correspondence at their convenience. The student can then schedule their half-day skills assessment and complete the course in person with AAA Safety and Field Services. Students who register through AAA Safety and Field Services will receive access to the online portion of the course.

Length: 4+ Hours
Cost: $140.00 + Taxes

OFA Level 3

  • Recommended: complete a Level One First Aid or equivalent ticket, as well as a Transportation Endorsement.

Occupational First Aid Level 3 (OFA 3) is a 70 hour (excluding breaks) program designed for remote worksites or employers with large workforces more than 20 minutes from medical aid. Successful participants will be qualified to work as a WorkSafeBC OFA Level 3 first aid attendant. Initial certification requires full participation and course attendance plus successful completion of both written and practical exams (held on an additional day). OFA Level 3 meets the requirements for the Canada Labour Code (Advanced First Aid) and the Alberta Human Services OH&S Policy (Advanced First Aid).

Syllabus Covers:

  • human anatomy and physiology
  • priority action approach and secondary survey for conscious patients and patients with a decreased level of consciousness and for patients in the first aid room
  • first aid and documentation for soft tissue injuries, eye injuries, burns, and ligament & tendon injuries
  • first aid for:
    • head, brain, and spinal injuries
    • pelvic and abdominal injuries
    • medical conditions including diabetic emergencies and asthma
    • poisoning and substance abuse
  • managing:
    • oxygen therapy equipment and oral airways
    • patients with spinal considerations and preparing them for transport including the application of hard collars
  • identify and manage:
    • critical interventions of the airway including the use of suction equipment
    • respiratory emergencies
    • circulatory emergencies (shock, bleeding, heart conditions – CPR with AED)
    • upper and lower limb fractures and dislocations
    • electrical injuries and environmental injuries
    • strokes and seizures
  • identify common communicable diseases, routes of transmission, and prevention of infection
  • preparing and managing rapid transport category (RTC) patients for transport (supine and lateral); identifying methods of transportation for injured workers and factors used to make transport decisions

multiple casualty management

Fire Extinguisher

This innovative training program provides a comprehensive understanding of the use and selection of fire extinguishers in the workplace, the legislation that governs them and the hazards associated with them. This course explains the concepts, procedures and tools that are necessary for prevention and extinguishing fires when they occur. It includes exercises that help students relate the course content to their own workplace and the specific conditions they may encounter.

Syllabus Covers:

  • Fire Behaviour
  • Fire Triangle
  • Fire Tetrahedron
  • Types of Ignitions
  • Transfer of Heat
  • Fuel Types
  • Classification
  • Fire Growth
  • Fire Control
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Use of Fire Extinguishers & Fire Size-Up
  • Safety

Length: 4-6 Hours

BC Wildfire Service S-100/185/232 Course

Each year BC experiences approximately 2500 wildfires, burning close to 72,000 hectares of land. AAA Safety and Field Services teaches the Wildfire BC Accredited S100/185/232 Wildland Firefighter Course. This course meets the requirements under Section 26.3.1 Forestry Operation Fire Fighting of B.C.’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.

The accredited BC Wildfire course is a two-day (16 hour) course is a pre-requisite for companies that perform work in the forested areas of BC. It combines both theory and practical skills needed to safely work on a wildland fire.

As an added bonus, AAA Safety and Field Services also includes certification for ICS-100, Introduction to the Incident Command System at no extra cost.

Syllabus Covers:

  • Wildfire Detection and Reporting
  • Fire Behaviour
  • ICS 100 Incident Command System
  • S-185 Fireline Safety
  • Emergency Fireline Communications
  • Fire Suppression
  • Ignition Operations
  • Hand Tools
  • Fireline Heavy Equipment
  • S-232 Water Delivery Systems
  • Helicopter Use and Safety
  • Fireline Aircraft Safety
  • Wildland/Urban Interface

Both the S-100 and S-100A are good for one year from date of delivery. If a person has taken either course within the last five years, they would only need to take the S-100A to be considered trained for the following year. If more than five years have passed since a person has taken either course, they would need to re-take the two-day, S-100 course again.

Length: 16 Hours (2 Day Course)
Cost: $349.00 + Taxes

BC Wildfire Service S-100/185/232 Recertification

This one-day (8 hour) recertification course (S100-A) goes over Fireline skills, as well as refreshes the firefighter with S-185 Fireline Safety.

Length: 8 Hours (1 Day Course)

Common Safety Orientation

The course is designed to eliminate the need for redundant general orientation training by covering common workplace safety information. Participants will learn the 10 Life Saving Rules, emergency preparedness and response procedures, and how to report both incidents and near misses.

  • Personal accountability for a safe work environment
  • Arriving ready to work
  • Major hazards
  • Life Saving Rules
  • Worksite maintenance
  • Emergency preparedness and response procedures
  • Reporting incidents and near misses
  • Safe work communications
  • Contributing to a respectful workplace

Fall Protection

Working at heights can be very dangerous. Changing weather conditions, fatigue, and the unexpected can all lead to accidents.  AAA Safety & Field Services Training offers a Fall Protection Safety course which meets all legislated requirements for safety training in BC and Alberta.  All persons working above 3 meters (10 feet) require this course. You will learn how to select and wear a harness, pick proper anchor points, proper selection and use of connecting devices and components, and all relevant legislation in BC and Alberta.

Syllabus Covers:

  • Regulations for BC and Alberta
  • Responsibilities of Employer & Employees
  • Identifying Fall Hazards
  • Slips and Trips and Elevated Falls
  • Fall Restraint Systems
  • Fall Arrest Systems
  • Using Anchors
  • Using a full Body harness
  • Using Connectors
  • Using Lanyards
  • Deceleration Devices
  • Connecting Hardware
  • Vertical Lifelines
  • Horizontal Lifelines
  • Limitations – PFAS Failure: Common Mistakes to Avoid
  • Other Fall Protection Systems
  • Climbing Protection
  • Safety Nets
  • Calculating Fall Forces & Fall Clearance
  • Calculating Forces of Fall Arrest
  • Fall Protection Plans
  • Emergency/High Angle Rescue Plans
  • Emergency Rescue Techniques
  • Equipment Maintenance & Inspection

Length: 6-8 Hours
Cost: $199.00 + Taxes

Confined Space Entry and Rescue

This Confined Space Entry and Rescue Course will guide you through all aspects of working in a confined space, including confined space entry, exit, and rescue procedures. Our comprehensive course explains in detail what you need to know, emphasizing key points and testing your knowledge retention. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identifying a Confined Space
  • Determining Class of Confined Space
  • Understand roles and responsibilities
  • Identify toxic and flammable contaminants
  • Identify hazards and steps to mitigate them
  • Complete a Confined Space Plan and Hazard Assessment
  • Follow written procedures, including Safe Work Entry Permits
  • Use air testing devices
  • Understand and follow Isolation and Lockout/Tagout Procedures
  • Use Mechanical Ventilation Systems
  • Understand the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Use Respiratory Protective Equipment, including SCBA/SABA
  • Implement Emergency Rescue Plans
  • Communicate with Rescue Personnel
  • Follow rescue procedures for outside and inside the confined space

Length: 6-8 Hours
Cost: $199.00 + Taxes

SCBA Introduction

This Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Course is a half-day course that will help you understand:

  • Non-emergency service staff (NFPA 1001, CSA-Z94.4-02, and WorkSafeBC Part 8-Section 32 compliant)
  • Definitions
  • Describe conditions that require the use of respiratory protection equipment
  • Difference between SCBA and Supplied air breathing apparatus (SABA)
  • Identify components of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
  • Describe SCBA limitations
  • Donning and doffing SCBA
  • SCBA bottle change out
  • SCBA Failure emergency procedures
  • SCBA accountability
  • Cleaning and maintenance

H2S Alive

Learn to work safely in and around hydrogen sulphide (H2S) environments.  This course is designed for any worker who may be exposed to H2S.

Topics Include:

  • H2S Properties, Health Hazards and Locations
  • Hazard Assessment and Control
  • Respiratory Protective Equipment
  • Detection of H2S
  • Initial Response Strategy
  • MSDS

As part of this course, you will:

  • Take part in course activities (ie. donning and operating SCBA, perform Rescue Techniques)
  • Take part in a written exam

Length: 8 Hours
Cost: $199.00 + Taxes

H2S Alive Blended

H2S Alive Blended Renewal (ESC)

This a two-part renewal program from Energy Safety Canada, Along with AAA Safety, and field services.

Part 1 is a 3- hour online course (through Energy safetyCanada) upon successful completion of this online course 70 % (percent) is needed for this renewal.

Part 2 *is a 60-minute Skill Assessment that must be completed with a certified instructor at AAA Safety and Field services classroom.

Course Description

Topics covered  (online portion) h2s properties, health hazards and location , hazards assessments and controls, respiratory protective equipment, detection of H2S , initial response strategy

Part 2 Skills Assessment (inhouse classroom training)

  • Notes
  • Students must compete part 1 first and pass the online portion first, students may not register for their skill assessment until they have passed the online portion.
  • Students will need their Energy Safety Canada7-digit Account number, when registering for the skills Assessment to verify the online course completion
  • Participants must be able to put on an SCBA and mask and breath under air.
  • Participants must be able to participate in the 4 rescue drag techniques

After successful completion of both online and the in-house assessment, students will have a valid 3-year ESC approved H2S ticket

Skid-Steer Operator

This material presented in this training course is intended to assist persons in understanding the basic concepts of safe and effecient skid-steer loader operation.

Learning objectives

After participating in the Skid-Steer Loader Operation Training Course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how weight distribution affects skid-steer loader steering and stability
  • Explain the difference between tipping load and rate operating capacity.
  • Understand the hydrostatic transmission, and that the loader will react the moment the steering levers are moved
  • Explain why maintenance is an important factor for safe, efficient, and productive operation
  • Identify the controls and their basic functions
  • Identify the loader’s safety features and explain their importance
  • Explain the steps for safe entry and exit
  • Explain the reason for changing attachments and the use of the system
  • Know the fundamentals of safe maneuvering, travelling, and working with the attachment
  • Know the fundamentals of efficient maneuvering, travelling, and working with the attachment

Wheeled Loader

Powered Mobile Equipment were designed to increase production while reducing the amount of manual labor needed to complete the job.

When used properly Power Mobile Equipment is both safe and efficient during day-to-day operation. When used improperly these machines can become deadly in a matter of seconds.

The intent of this training course is to impart rules and practices of safe operation to all who use wheeled loaders. This course will not instantly certify you to be an expert wheeled load operator, as that requires hundreds of hours of hands-on operation; it is designed to make you more safety conscious and demonstrate that 100% of safe and efficient operation is in your hands,

The successful learner will complete a formal course of instruction that includes both the theory of operation and hands on training with a Wheeled Loader. The learner will operate the Wheeled Loader for a sufficient period of time to demonstrate proficiency in the actual operation of the Wheeled Loader and will obtain a certificate after successfully passing a comprehensive examination on the subject matter listed below:


Responsibilities, manufacturers operating manuals, manufacturers requirements, federal, provincial regulations, as well as:

  • Pre-operation inspections
  • Starting and testing
  • Safe operation
    • Explain why maintenance is an important factor for safe, efficient, and productive operation
    • Identify the controls and their basic functions
    • Identify the loader’s safety features and explain their importance
    • Explain the steps for safe entry and exit
    • Explain the reason for changing attachments and the use of the system
    • Know the fundamentals of safe maneuvering, travelling, and working with the attachment
    • Know the fundamentals if efficient maneuvering, travelling, and working with the attachment