The provisions of this section of Part 4 in the 2002 BSS Standards are mandatory for non-private boats where applicable.
Fires can be caused by sparks igniting flammable gases or by cables overheating. To help reduce these risks it's essential that you comply with Part Three of these Standards, where applicable. It's also recommended that your electrical installation complies with the appropriate British Standards and with the Institution of Electrical Engineers (I.E.E.) Regulations for the Electrical and Electronic Equipment of Ships, where relevant. [4.1]