The BSS Advisory Committee is the stakeholder committee that makes recommendations to the BSS Management Committee on matters concerning the operation and impact of the BSS.
Boat-user-group interests, BSS Examiners and surveyors, British Marine sectors and the navigation authorities are represented evenly on the BSS Advisory Committee. Details as follows:-
Current Membership BSSAC
Chair (Independent of Navigation Authorities)
Boat User Representative Organisations
Assoc. Waterways Cruising Clubs - AWCC
Residential Boat Owners Assoc. - RBOA
Inland Waterways Association - IWA
National Assoc. of Boat Owners - NABO
Royal Yachting Association - RYA
The Boating Association - TBA
British Marine (trade) representation
Executive Interests - BM1
Hire Boats - BM2
Boatbuilding - BM3
Navigation Authority Representation
Association of Inland Navigation Authorities - AINA
Broads Authority - BA
Canal & River Trust - The Trust
Environment Agency - EA
Practitioner Representative bodies (Examiners and surveyors)
Assoc. Boat Safety Scheme Examiners - ABSSE
International Institute of Marine Surveying - IIMS
Yacht Designer and Surveyor Association - YDSA
Co-opted & Others:
BSS Technical Committee Chairman
BSS Quality & Technical Manager
Maritime & Coastguard Agency - MCA
Maritime & Coastguard Agency – MCA
Terms of Reference and BSSAC Members' Code
This ToR document is for BSSAC members and anyone who may be interested in the work of the committee. It should be read in conjunction with the other documents highlighted- ToR Link.
This BSSAC Members’ Code document is for BSSAC members and anyone who may be interested in the work of the committee. It should be read in conjunction with the other documents highlighted. BSSAC code link.
Confirmed Notes of the BSSAC.
In some of the older notes you will see references to
British Waterways (BW), the predecessor organisation to the Canal & River Trust.
Nat Assoc. Boat Safety Examiners - NABSE which no longer exists.
Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Surveyors - SCMESS former consulting member
Royal Institution of Naval Architects - RINA former consulting member
In lieu of some meetings Reports are circulated to members. Where this has happened, the combined reports are provided.
Notes annotated CR indicate that 'combined reports' were circulated in lieu of a full meeting.