BSS Advisory Committee

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 Manager

BSS Quality & Technical Manager

Maritime & Coastguard Agency - MCA

Corresponding members

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.

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