5.0 Ensuring personal safety
5.1 Examiners are:
5.1.1 Responsible for their own personal health and safety;
5.1.2 Responsible for the health and safety of any persons working with them;
5.1.3 Responsible for the control of any health and safety risks arising from their work activities when conducting BSS Examinations or other BSS activities.
6.0 Maintaining Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance cover
6.1 Examiners must maintain, at their own expense and at all times, valid Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurances specifically covering their activities connected with the BSS.
6.2 The terms and level of cover of any individual Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance policy held by Examiners must be not less than the terms and level of cover specified by the BSS.
6.3 Examiners must not undertake any BSS Examinations nor issue any BSSCs, nor conduct any other BSS activities if, at the time of the examination or Certification issue, they are not covered by the prescribed minimum Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurances.
7.0 Conducting BSS Examinations
7.1 When carrying out BSS Examinations, Examiners must carry out the prescribed BSS checks as published in the current and relevant edition of the BSS Examination Checking Procedures and follow the instructions and guidance as published on the BSS Examiner support website.
7.2 Examiners must issue published safety related guidance to vessel owners as specified in the BSS Examination Checking Procedures or as covered in instructions and guidance published on the BSS Examiner support website.
8.0 Recording and reporting BSS Examinations
8.1 Examiners must complete the recording and reporting of BSS Examinations using the web-based facility in accordance with the instructions on the BSS Examiner support website.
8.2 Examiners must keep records of BSS Examinations in accordance with the instructions and guidance as published on the BSS Examiner support website. Such records must be made available by the Examiner to the BSS Manager upon request.
9.0 Assuring continued competence
9.1 Examiners are required to undergo periodic competence assessments, as arranged by the BSS.
9.2 Examiners are required to attend such continuation or refresher training and assessment courses as may be arranged from time to time by the BSS to update/maintain skills and knowledge. Adequate notice will be given of such training and costs involved will be minimised. Where deemed appropriate by the BSS, such training and assessment must be undertaken online.
10.0 Looking after and returning BSS property and equipment
10.1 BSS Examination Checking Procedures, Authentication Stamps, Examiner Identification Cards and any loaned equipment, remain at all times the property of the Navigation Authorities participating in the BSS.
10.2 Examiners are responsible for the safe custody of the items referred to under Condition 10.1 and any loss must immediately be reported to the BSS Manager. Any loss of Authentication Stamps or Examiner Identification Cards must be reported to the appropriate police force.
10.3 Examiners must return all BSS items as listed at Condition 10.1 within fourteen (14) days of ceasing to participate in the BSS. The amount of any paid deposit associated with the issue of the Authentication Stamp will be refunded to the Examiner unless the Examiner owes money to the BSS, when the amount to be refunded will be offset against the amount owing to the BSS.