Introduction to the 2002 (non-private vessel) ECPs

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Since summer 2005 all privately-owned; privately-managed vessels have had to be examined to a set of ECPs specific to private boats (2013 Ed3). However all other craft have been required to meet all relevant 2002 BSS Standards and examined using the 2002 Examination Checking Procedures (ECPs).

This means that any vessel that requires a certificate to support a licensing, mooring or registration application which is a small passenger boat, work boat, business boat, community vessel, rescue boat etc, need to be examined using these ECPs.

If you have any doubt about the application of the checking procedures, please contact the BSS Office for guidance.

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April 2015 -  there are two changes to the first edition (2002) of ECPs for Non‐Private Boats you must take note of and apply following the introduction and acceptance of a new international standard for gas hoses.

The changes are as follows:‐

a)    Part 7 Pg.18 – C7.10.4 high‐pressure hoses; BS EN 16436 Class 3 is added as an alternative and equivalent marking to BS 3212/2 hose.

b)    Part 7 Pg.22 – C7.13.1 low‐pressure hoses – BS EN 16436 Class 2 and BS EN 16436 Class 3 are added as alternatives and equivalent markings to BS 3212/2 hose.

c)    Part 8 Pg.5 – C8.2.2(f) bullet 4 Flexible tubing to BS EN 16436 Class 2; BS EN 16436 Class 3 or BS 3212/2.

Details of the amended checks can be found here and the briefing on the new hose standards can be read here

It is the responsibility of the examiner to ensure that any personal copies of ECPs are kept up to date.

And please remember to add the letter 'C' to the start of the Check Item number when recording a non-compliance note on the BSS Database.

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Important Notes for examining Non-Private Boats

All relevant checks apply from Parts 2 - 10 and must be passed, i.e. there are no 'advice' checks.

Only those examiners who were trained as examiners prior to April 2005 or who have since attended the 2002 BSS Examiner Checking Procedures Training Course are eligible to examine boats to them. If you are interested to attend a course please contact the BSS Office.


Training Notes

Here are the training presentation notes for examiners who have just undergone the upgrade course, or for other non-private boat examiners who may want to refresh their knowledge and understanding.

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Intro Pt 2 Pt 3 Pt 4 Pt 5 Pt 6 Pt 7

Pts 8&9

Pt 10