Marine Basic First Aid


Basic two-day course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the marine/fishing industry. Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008. Designed for any person who wants to obtain a rating certificate, endorsement, or a Master or Chief Mate limited certification, and for those providing first aid on board a vessel engaged on a near-coastal voyage, class 2, or on a vessel on sheltered waters.

Course details:

  • Duration:  16hrs.  Flexible scheduling options
  • Transport Canada certification in MBFA applied to your Candidate Document Number (CDN)
  • 100% attendance, skills demonstration and 75% min on written exam
  • 3 year certification in MBFA and CPR-C, equivalent to Standard First Aid & CPR-C and AED.

Books provided:

  • Red Cross First Aid and CPR Manual

What you will learn:

  • Assessment of needs of ill or injured persons and threats to own safety
  • Appreciation of body structure and functions
  • Positioning of persons
  • The unconscious person
  • Resuscitation techniques (includes CPR-C)
  • Control bleeding
  • Management of Shock
  • Burns, scalds and injuries caused by electricity
  • Rescue and transportation of person
  • Other topics including improvising bandages, rescue in confined spaces, infectious diseases, and personal health and hygiene