Training Courses

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

Emergency First Aid

Basic one-day course offering lifesaving firstaid, 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

Standard First Aid

This two day course offers all knowledge, skill and legislative components of the one-day Emergency First Aid Course, along with the following additions:

  • In-depth learning on wound care
  • In-depth learning on head, neck, and spinal injuries
  • In-depth learning on bone, muscle, and joint injuries
  • Sudden medical emergencies
  • Environmental Illness
  • Poisons

Length: 16 Hours
Cost: $295.00 + 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

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

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 two-day (16 hour) course is a pre-requisite to become a Wildland Firefighter in the province of BC. It combines both theory and practical skills needed to safely work on a wildland fire.

As a 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

Certification for S-100/185/232 is good for 1 year and must be recertified annually.

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

Topics covered include:

  • 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

BC Wildfire Service S-100/185/232 Recertification

This one-day (8 hour) recertification course goes over Fireline skills, as well as refreshes the firefighter with S-185 Fireline Safety. The refresher course MUST be taken before the expiry of the original S-100/185/232 Course.

Length: 16 Hours (2 Day Course)

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

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

EMR

Duration: 80-120 hours (based on jurisdiction)

Participants will learn and demonstrate all knowledge and skills needed to provide appropriate patient assessments, interventions, and on-going care, including the transportation of a patient to a healthcare facility. Course content may vary depending on jurisdictional requirements and, in addition, follows the National Occupational Competency Profiles (NOCP) as defined by the Paramedic Association of Canada. Participants will be engaged in dynamic training techniques including video, media presentations, skills demonstrations, practice sessions, discussions and scenarios based on real-life situations.

 

Prerequisites   

Participant must be certified in Standard First Aid with CPR level C.

Completion

  • Successfully demonstrate the required skills
  • Minimum 75% mark for written, closed book, knowledge evaluation
  • Successfully complete two evaluated scenarios (one medical and one trauma)
  • Attend and participate in 100% of the course

Certification   

3-year certification in Emergency Medical Responder (digital certificate issued upon successful completion)

Recertification   

40 hours

Course Content   

  • The Professional Responder
  • Responding to the call
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Assessment
  • Airway management and respiratory emergences
  • Circulatory emergencies
  • Shock
  • Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Acute and chronic illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Environmental illnesses
  • Pregnancy, labour and delivery
  • Special populations
  • Crisis intervention
  • Reaching, lifting and extricating patients
  • Transportation
  • Multiple-casualty incidents
  • Pharmacology
  • Marine environment
  • Workplace

Includes any other content required by specific legislation