BSS Management Committee

The BSS Management Committee has the fundamental role on behalf of the Navigation Authorities:

  • to determine and set in place an overall management framework which ensures the quality, cost effectiveness and the long term viability of the Scheme;
  • to control and monitor the BSS and its operation and ensure it operates to time, budget and within agreed policy in support of its purpose and aligned with wider navigation authority interests;
  • to manage the Scheme's resilience and other business risks to the BSS.

All key decisions including those concerning any new BSS requirements, the need for BSS safety awareness initiatives or the cost of certification to boaters, determining complaints about examiner performance are made by the BSS Management Committee.

The BSS Management Committee receives guidance from the two BSS support committees to help them (BSS Advisory Committee and BSS Technical Committee).

The Chairmanship of the BSS Management Committee may rotate between Canal & River Trust and the Environment Agency.

Financial control of the BSS is delivered by the BSS Management Committee Executive. Financial decisions are made by the BSS Management Committee and detailed costings may not be made available to the support committees unless specific advice is sought by the BSS Management Committee.

Executive members

Chair - (Canal & River Trust Director)

Association of Inland Navigation Authorities - AINA Rep

Canal & River Trust - the Trust Rep

BSS Manager

Environment Agency  - EA Rep

Non-executive members

Broads Authority - BA Rep

Marine Trade Rep

BSS Technical Committee - BSSTC Chair

BSS Advisory Committee - BSSAC Chair.

User Group Rep

Examiner Rep

Co-opted & Others:

BSS Communications & Secretariat

BSS Quality & Technical Manager

Confirmed Notes of the BSSMC.

In lieu of some meetings Reports are circulated to members. Where this has happened, the combined reports are provided.

In some of the older notes you will see references to BSS Advisory Committee Observer members; also to British Waterways (BW), the predecessor organisation to the Canal & River Trust.

BSSMC Meeting #88 Mar 16 document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #87 Dec 15 document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #86 Aug 15 Combined reports document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #85 Mar 15 document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #84 Dec 14 document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #83 Jul 14 Combined reports document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #82 Mar 14 document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #81 Dec 13 document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #80 Jul 2013 Combined Reports document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #79 Mar 2013 document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #78 Oct 2012 document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #77 Jun 2012 Combined Reports document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #76 Mar 2012  document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #75 Dec 2011 document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #74 Sep 2011 document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #73 Jul 2011 Combined Reports document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #72 Mar 2011 document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #71 Dec 2010 document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #70 Sep 2010 document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #68 Mar 2010 document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #66 Sep 2009 document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #65 Jun 2009 Combined Reports document or 90x90
BSSMC Meeting #64 Mar 2009 document or 90x90