The Role Of The BSS Technical Committee
This committee is the specialist stakeholder committee that makes recommendations to the BSS Advisory Committee concerning issues of a technical nature.
Customer-group interests, BSS Examiners and surveyors, British Marine are represented evenly on the BSS Technical Committee.
There is also a sub-group of the BSSTC; the BSS Technical Equivalence Panel is a sub-committee that offers guidance on the equivalence of systems or components on CE-marked craft.
The panel sits when an item or component fails a BSS examination and an appeal is presented by the owner or supplier.
Membership of the BSSTC
Boat User Representative Organisations
Assoc. Waterways Cruising Clubs - AWCC
Inland Waterways Association - IWA
National Assoc. of Boat Owners - NABO
Royal Yachting Association - RYA.
British Marine Federation (trade) representation
British Marine (1)
British Marine (2)
Practitioner Representative bodies (Examiners and surveyors)
Assoc. Boat Safety Examiners - ABSE
Surveyors Group Representative
Boat Safety Scheme
BSS Quality & Technical Manager
Co-opted & Others:
Navigation Authority Representative
BSS Lead Quality Control Assessor
Notes of the BSSTC
The notes of BSSTC meetings are not published due matters of commercial sensitivity that may be relevant to committee dealings, including novel technology. Not publishing the notes also ensures that technical papers used to support the early development of recommendations are not taken out of context.
The decisions and advice arising from the work of the BSSTC will be clear from published BSSAC and BSSMC notes.