The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, along with trade association partners from across the marine industry, recently released a free 58-page publication aimed at helping marine dealers operate safely in a new marketplace concerned with the COVID-19 health crisis. The publication, titled “Guide to Operating Your Boat Business Safely,” provides a manual for running an organization that is safe for employees, customers and communities across North America. It includes sections that provide insights for Your Business, Your Customers and Your Employees, and each section highlights guidance from government agencies as well as best practices from inside and outside of the marine industry.
Inside the guide, businesses will not only find such insights as 7 Tips for Operating a Safe Marina; 49 Best Practices for Dealership Operations; How to Communicate Safe Boating to Customers; How to Keep Your Staff Safe; and 10 Steps to Train Your Staff on the New Rules, but they’ll also find 15 downloadable documents, signage, spreadsheets and more. The Guide also provides an index of 44 important links and recommended resources.
The Guide to Operating Your Boat Business Safely is available here.
Additionally, the National Marine Manufacturers Association recently created a resource to help the recreational boating industry implement proper social distancing, health and safety measures in manufacturing facilities, which is available here.