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BARD Training Materials: an Index

A number of materials have been created as part of a package to assist boat builders in using the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Accident Report Database (BARD) to Post Sale (after sale) monitor their boats for being involved in accidents. The hope is that boat builders will use that information to improve the safety of […]

BARD Training Support Materials

U.S. Coast Guard Boating Accident Report Database (BARD) training support materials provided by PropellerSafety.com. These materials will help you get the most out of our BARD training videos. Disclaimer This is not professional advice. All materials provided here are for educational purposes. BARD Worksheets Two items that can specifically assist boat builders in applying our […]

BARD database search strategies for boat builders paper

U.S. Coast Guard Boat Accident Report Database (BARD) search strategies and methods for boat builders are presented in a paper by Gary Polson of PropellerSafety.com / Polson Enterprises. We produced a series of videos in an attempt to expose members of the boating industry to the BARD database. We particularly encourage boat builders to use […]

Media Coverage of our BARD Training Materials

We will be announcing the release of our package of BARD training materials on several outlets and encouraging them to spread the word as well. We will be keeping track of some of those announcements below. Our Basic Announcement PropellerSafey.com announces the release of a series of nine training videos on use of the U.S. […]

Post Sale monitoring boats for safety hazards: Introduction to our coverage

This series of posts discusses the duty of boat manufacturers, marine drive manufacturers, and other boating product manufacturers to monitor their products after sale to identify potential safety issues. Manufacturers are legally required to warn boaters (customers) of significant risks discovered after sale. These posts are NOT professional legal advice. They were written to stimulate […]

Moral Responsibility to Monitor Products Post Sale: Boating Industry

Manufacturers are morally responsible for monitoring post sale accidents of their products and warning customers of those risks when they become significant. Some manufacturers claim their monitoring costs (dollars and manpower) would exceed any possible benefits received by monitoring, and others claim it is to costly or impossible to identify or communicate with users of […]

How to Post Sale Monitor Boating Product Accidents / Risks / Performance

Many opportunities exist for manufacturers of boating products to monitor their products after sale for previously unknown safety issues, risk, and hazards. The legal, regulatory, and moral obligations to monitor boating products post sale / post market / conduct post sale surveillance and vigilance are detailed in two previous posts. This series of posts is […]

Full access to BARD is CRITICAL for monitoring product safety after sale

Before anyone gets caught up in the title and thinks we are asking for full access to private information in BARD, please put that to rest. We are not calling for access to Personally Identifying Information (PII). We are calling for access to accidents that are hidden from view. This post is part of a […]

Post Sale Duty to Monitor Product Risks / Accidents: Boating Industry

Manufacturers can be responsible for tracking post sale accidents worldwide such as this very high profile U.K. accident in which two were killed and two were critically injured. Boat builders, marine drive manufacturers, and other boating industry manufacturers have a duty to design, manufacture, and sell safe products. However, it does not end there. A […]