Agreements and Expectations

All BSS Examiners have to agree to abide by the Conditions of Registration (CoR).

From April 2024, Examiners are required to have a written agreement with the boat owner or their representative before commencing a BSS Examination. The minimum minimum information required in such a written agreement are set out in useful guide in Appendix One to the CoR.

The CoR cover the essential examiner activity and responsibilities. As such there is further guidance and details of such actions for example, when carrying out examinations or maintaining knowledge, on the various pages of this website.

Examiners are required to pay the fees and charges for registration, BSSCs and other services that BSS charges for. The most common ones are set out on this page - BSS fees and charges,

Any allegations of a breach of the CoR being made against an Examiner, are handled in accordance with BSSQA006, "Procedure for the Investigation of Alleged Breaches of the BSS Examiner Conditions of Registration

We especially draw you attention to Section 5 of the CoR sets out the personal safety expectations on BSS examiners as one of the Conditions of Registration, there is advice on health and safety in the 'You & the BSS' section, but examiners should not consider that this offers complete coverage of the subject.