Marine Basic First Aid – MBFA

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.
16 hours of Instruction.
Must have a Transport Canada issued Candidate Document Number (CDN).
100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 75% min. passing grade on written exam.
3-year certification in Marine Basic First Aid & CPR Level C, equivalent to Standard First Aid & CPR Level C, and AED, and a Transport Canada certification in Marine Basic First Aid.

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

Take-Home Materials

  1. Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual
  2. Certification card and optional wall certificate
  3. Transport Canada Training Certificate

Cost: $195.00 + Tax (GST 5%)