Marine Surveyor Staffordshire the Midlands

Boat Safety Scheme Examiner

Iain Jones

DipMarSur.(YS)     Assoc. IIMS     MABSE


Boat Safety Examination in Staffordshire


What is the Boat Safety Scheme?

The Boat Safety Scheme, or BSS, works on behalf of the UK’s Navigation Authorities who are committed to help prevent boat fires, explosions or pollution harming other people or property whilst enjoying their waterways.

Today, the BSS is much more than an examination… Education and promotion of safety is equally important, perhaps even more so as there are hazards and risks linked to the use of fuels and appliances even when the boat itself is in a safe condition. To view our safety pamphlets, click the appropriate hyperlinks near the bottom of the page.




The Boat Safety Scheme Examination Process

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How often do I need a BSS examination?

The BSS certificate issued after a successful BSS examination remains valid for four years, subject to the boat owner maintaining the boat to the required standards.  

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What is Checked?

Fuel system, engine installation, D.C. and A.C. electrical systems, outboard engines, fire fighting equipment, LPG installation, appliances, etc.

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If the Boat Fails?

Iain will provide you with guidance and plain English recommendations, etc, of how to rectify any non-compliance issues discovered.




The BSS examination can be carried out with the boat afloat.

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*Boat Fire Safety Pamphlet

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*Boat Carbon Monoxide Safety

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