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.
Chair - (Canal & River Trust Director)
Association of Inland Navigation Authorities - AINA Rep
Canal & River Trust - the Trust Rep
Environment Agency - EA Rep
Broads Authority - BA Rep
Marine Trade Rep
BSS Technical Committee - BSSTC Chair
BSS Advisory Committee - BSSAC Chair.
User Group 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.