We have been licensed by British Waterways and the Environment Agency to carry out Boat Safety Scheme examinations having successfully completed the BSS examiners course in 2003. Since then we have examined many different types of craft for both private and commercial customers.
The inspection is generally carried out with the vessel afloat and does not in any way reflect the general structural condition of the vessel, except for ascertaining that the requirements, as laid down by the scheme, are complied with. There is no room for opinion with certification, it either complies or it does not!
British Waterways and the Environment Agency are the two major navigation authorities in charge of inland rivers, canals, estuaries and harbours in the UK. All craft wishing to cruise on the inland waterways network must be registered with the appropriate region of British Waterways or the Environment Agency. Failure to do so may result in prosecution and a fine.