Boating Safety Programs

This page and document links are intended as a guideline for organizations developing and administrating research boating safety programs. If you are creating or updating guidelines for a boating safety program, it is suggested you download the 2016 Guidelines Draft and use the Completion Checklist as a guide. Appendices may be included with the guidelines document as needed. The SBSA acknowledges the contributors to these guidelines: John Douglas, James Fitzgerald, Eric Hessell, Eddie Kisfaludy, Jordy Magrid, Tom Moylan and Diana Steller. Other documents are provided as background information collected and prepared by SBSA organizational members.

Questions or comments about these documents or have something to add? Please contact the SBSA.

SBSA Boating Safety Program Guidelines

This section contains the SBSA Boating Program Guidelines revised in 2016 and associated documents for developing an organizational boating safety program and manual.


Suggested Appendices For Boating Safety Program Guidelines

This section contains appendices for the boating safety program guidelines that may be added depending on the specifics of your program.


Other Guidelines Developed By SBSA Members

This section contains documents developed by SBSA members that are not included in the boating safety guidelines document but are useful in developing and maintaining a comprehensive research boating safety program.


Checklists, Float Plans And Other Documents

This section contains example checklists, forms and other documents useful to research boating safety programs.