warning notices and warning labels

The provisions of this section of Part 8 in the 2002 BSS Standards are mandatory for non-private boats where applicable.

As a result of some of the tests and checks carried out for Parts Seven & Eight of these Standards during the BSS examination, your examiner may conclude that continued use of an appliance, or other gas safety issues, could place you, your friends or family at risk. In order to allow you to make an informed decision about the situation he, or she, may issue you with a BSS Warning Notice.

This warning notice alone is advisory warning you as the owner and anyone entering the vessel that they could be at risk.

Should the warning relate to the discovery of a gas leak in the system, this is considered to be immediately dangerous and the examiner will take action to make the gas system safe by attaching a tag to the gas system and taping the master valve or by removing the gas bottles to a safe place.

The navigation authority responsible for the relevant waterway will be informed of any dangerous boat so that appropriate actions can be considered.