The foundations – What is the BSS, Why & How?

Of course you know that the BSS exists only to support the navigation authorities, but how does it do that and what is the role of 'advice' checks and safety awareness guidance?  And how do examiners fit in with this jigsaw?

What exactly is the RCD and how does the BSS sit with it and why the BSS should never be considered as alternative to the Directive?

So when you're examining a boat and a customer asks for some safety advice, what can you point to for boaters. What does the BSS say about solid fuels stoves? What advice is there on the safe use of petrol? And why isn't it a good idea to use a portable camping gas stove on a boat?

Answers to these questions and much more can be found in this section.

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