Plenty of businesses use boats for daily operations; and many of these boats carry passengers. From tourist attractions to transportation services, carrying passengers on a commercial boat presents its own unique risks. It’s your responsibility to keep them safe for the duration of the voyage, along with delivering on promised services.
Your boat should be equipped with a variety of life jackets so there’s plenty for everyone on board, big and small alike.
Passengers should be made familiar with how to don a lifejacket and general safety rules.
Enforce a no running rule both on the dock and onboard the boat.
If swimming is involved with the service, ensure that passengers do not get into the water until you’ve reached the spots that are designated to be safe for swimmers.
Passengers and employees should refrain from throwing trash or other objects overboard.
Fire extinguishers should be conveniently located throughout the vessel according to regulations.
All employees should be trained on the use of fire extinguishers.
Fire escape routes should be posted throughout the boat.
Any life boats on board should be stocked with radios, flares and other supplies necessary in an emergency situation.
Even with numerous safety measures in place, accidents can occur at any time. That’s why having commercial boat insurance is so vital for the financial wellbeing of your business. Talk to your agent about coverage options and quotes today!
We’ve got you covered. Call Voyager Insurance Services at (800) 342-4444 for more information on Dallas commercial boat insurance.