Water Boating Activities Hazard Analysis (AHA) Mobile App
Core features are free forever
Operators of watercraft and boats, whether they be commercial vessels, small fishing boats, or recreational boating vessels, are subject to a myriad of hazards and risks given the nature of water boating, and the equipment required.
How does it work?
The Water Boating Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) app is a useful tool when evaluating water boating hazards, and executing strategies to ensure boat operators and passengers are safe. Using this app, every activity involved in water boating can be identified, and risks associated with these activities can be noted. From here, it is possible to implement control measures and safety evaluations to ensure that operators and passengers are kept safe. For example, the user of the app can note that boating in shallow water is an activity they expect to undertake. The potential hazards associated with this may include operating a boat in swimming areas, hitting shallow rocks or other debris that are close to the shoreline, and not having immediate access to a main channel. Mitigation strategies may include controlling the speed of the boat, ensuring inboard engines are operated safely, requesting passengers be seated while in shallow water, and more. While this is only one example of how this app can be used, there are many other safety measures that a user can identify with this app such as being able to radio marine patrol, having a personal flotation device for every passenger, having carbon monoxide detectors in cabin areas, having distress signals available, backup power sources, and more.