Your Boat Safety Scheme Examination:
My primary aim is to take the "exam" out of your BSS Examination and to ensure that you, the client, possess a boat that is compliant with the requirements of the Scheme. To that end, I am focused on establishing the condition of your boat's systems and equipment and, if all is well, the award of a Boat Safety Scheme Certificate (BSSC).
While there is a formal checklist to address, I prefer your BSS examination to be a shared experience and I encourage you to ask as many questions as you like. At the end of this process, I usually find myself with a satisfied (and more aware) client who now possesses a professionally-delivered BSSC.
If you want to discuss any aspect of your BSS Examination or if you have any pre-examination queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on:
Forward-dating of Certificates:
Please remember that I can conduct your BSS examination up to 2 months before your current certificate is due to expire. Using this facility enables you to plan for the examination, and, should the need arise, allows time for any faults to be rectified. The same facility can also be offered to the owner of a CE marked craft which is compliant with the BSS requirements and has a Declaration of Conformity dated within 2 months of its fourth anniversary.
How you can help me ....
A well-prepared boat goes a long way towards a successful examination.
To assist you with this preparation, I strongly recommend that you acquire a copy of "The Essential Guide" as each of the individual checks contained within are IDENTICAL to those in the examiners' checking procedures. The guide is available from the BSS Office .
My charges are aligned to the type of craft, the complexity of its systems and equipment and are inclusive of the time to conduct the examination, the Certificate and associated traveling costs.
I am more than happy to conduct your examination on a Saturday or a Sunday and do not charge extra for this convenience.
Narrowboat (with LPG) £ 150.00
Narrowboat (no LPG) £ 135.00
Cruiser (with LPG) £ 135.00
Cruiser (no LPG) £ 120.00
I am able to offer "same-day" discounts in circumstances where 2 craft are located in the same geographic area - please call for details.
In the unlikely event that I have to re-visit your boat, I do not charge a re-test fee but do request recompense for travel at 40p /mile.
Graham Freeman BSc IEng MIET DipSmCrSurv NABSE Partner