SDV-BS (Small Domestic Vessel – Basic Safety, formerly known as MED-A3) is designed for the Master and crew members of small commercial vessels. The purpose of the course is to comply with Transport Canada requirements for safety and emergency protocols, firefighting and vessel and passenger safety relevant to:
The SDV-BS course is held on site at FMI in North Saanich near Victoria, BC. The course PDF will be emailed to you once you’ve purchased the course. So that our emails don’t go to your spam folder, we recommend whitelisting or adding our email address ( ) to a safe senders list in your email app, or check your spam/junk folders if you do not receive the notification email after purchasing the course. A hard copy of the course manual will be provided for in-class use.
10875 Inwood Road, North Saanich BC, V8L 5H9.
The SDV-BS course will provide the student with:
Chapter 1: Introduction and course safety
Chapter 2: Hazards and emergencies
Chapter 3: Emergency response
Designed to accommodate 8 students, the facility includes amenities and instructional aids, including: