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Boat Hoist Sling Safety

Boat hoist slings are an often overlooked yet critical component of your boat hoist system. These synthetic web slings, made of either nylon or polyester, are susceptible to many deteriorating or damaging conditions during regular use. Effective protocols for sling inspection, care, and replacement must be in place to prevent potential damage, injury, or death from sling failure.

Managing Fire, Spills and Other Risks at the Fuel Docks

Most watercraft run on fuel - gasoline or diesel. Even sailboats generally need a small motor to maneuver in close quarters such as navigating in and out of a marina or boatyard. The storage, handling and transfer of these fuels can be hazardous if not done carefully and safely. Here are some precautions that marina operators should consider implementing.

Marina Boat Rentals Best Practices

Chubb's Marine Facilities Group offers these best practices for when renting a boat. Prior to renting a boat, review these tips to navigate the risks that can occur on the water. 

Ocean / Intermodal Container Inspection Checklist

Prior to loading your cargo, spending a few minutes looking over a container, trailer, or any transport conveyance should not only be normal protocol, but can spare you and your client a lot of trouble. Chubb offers a checklist for both internal and external inspection.

Inland Marine: Construction Project Restart Plan

Construction operations that experienced shutdown or slowdown may require additional planning and design as activity is increased. To assist in construction projects that are getting restarted, Chubb offers this preparedness checklist.

Marine Facilities Recommendations

Marine Facilities insurance must not only protect against risks that occur in water, but also on land. Chubb’s Marine Facilities team offers these recommendations to help marina/yacht club owners, boat dealers, and boatbuilders navigate those risks effectively.

Cargo Tips

Transporting, storing and handling cargo can be risky and costly. Chubb’s Loss Control Specialists share tips on how to prevent these exposures from affecting your cargo.

Short Term Vessel Lay-Up

In the case where maritime operations have been severely limited or shut down, Chubb offers the Short Term Vessel Lay-Up tip sheet as guidance on how to maintain the safety, security, and protection of a vessel in order to preserve and maintain the hull and machinery while laid up, or while temporarily out of use.

Managing the Shutdown of Your Construction Project

Construction managers and other contractors may be required to suspend a construction project for a prolonged period of time, potentially posing a hazard to the public and creating property damage exposures for the construction firm. This blog identifies why it’s critical for the company to focus its efforts on preserving the property and protecting investments.

Boatyard Fires: Best Practices to Prevent a Major Calamity

From 2018 to 2020, we have witnessed a number of high-profile fires in marinas, boatyards, boatbuilder plants, and other marine facilities. In an effort to minimize this risk to people and property, Chubb offers tips ranging from working with subcontractors, causes of fire, and general prevention.

Inland Marine: Construction Project Shutdown Plan

To assist in construction project closures, Chubb offers our tip sheet on how to prepare your property to be closed for an extended amount of time and a checklist on what to secure beforehand on site.

Maintaining your Marina in the Winter

Extreme cold temperatures, snow, sleet and freezing rain can create special safety hazards for both your workplace and workers. Chubb’s Marine Risk Management team offers tips on how to prepare & maintain your marina in cold weather.

Podcast: Knowing And Addressing Your Risks

Derek Talbott and Jeremiah Konz identify the questions you should ask to ensure you’re protecting your commercial property investments. This podcast provides guides on what steps to take to proactively reduce your risk.

Podcast: Hurricane Marine Risk

This podcast focuses on the key lessons learned from the destructive hurricanes of the past. Karen Griswold and Kim Finlay outline important steps marinas and yacht clubs can take to minimize damage and assist in the recovery.

Stray Electric Current Safety for Marinas and Yacht Clubs

Whether you are gearing up for the high season or conducting routine maintenance, this checklist from Chubb’s loss control specialists may help you identify and reduce the likelihood of an electrical incident that could result in property damage, bodily injury or loss of life.

Achieving a Safe and Well-Maintained Marina

Chubb’s loss control specialists provide a checklist for the nine key points for maintaining a safe marina: launch areas, fueling, buildings/structures, housekeeping, storage, docks, burglary and theft prevention, fire protection and general maintenance.

Preparing Marinas for Hurricane Season

Developing and implementing a hurricane emergency action plan can reduce damages before, during and after a hurricane. Chubb’s checklist will provide guidance on how to execute best practices for your emergency action plan.

Preparing Marinas for the Off Season

Many marina and yacht club owners prepare for haul out and winterization services before the fall. Chubb’s checklist is a guideline on preparing marinas for the off season with a focus on general safety, self-propelled trailers, mobile boat hoists, marine forklifts, blocking and rack storage.

Slip and Fall Prevention During Boat Shows

Slip and fall incidents are not uncommon at boat shows and can create serious danger and liability for marinas. Chubb’s loss control specialists provide tips on how to control risk of tripping and falling hazards.

Builders’ Risk: Water Damage or Flood?

Chubb’s inland marine specialists address how to distinguish between water damage, flood, or storm surge, how to mitigate exposures and how to protect your long-term construction project.

Driving Change: Public-Private Partnerships

Chubb’s specialists acknowledge the expanded risks behind public-private partnerships as well as how the structure impacts the risk transfer available through insurance for the different phases of a long-term project.