New public Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) consultation

A public consultation by the Boat Safety Scheme on proposals within a clarified and improved set of BSS Examination Checking Procedures (ECP) opened on Monday 7 March and will run to Tuesday 31 May 2022.

Comments on the amendments are welcome from boat owners, the marine trade and all BSS stakeholders.

The main focus of this consultation is the introduction of two mandatory BSS Requirements by way of amendments to two existing BSS Checks.

The two increased BSS Requirements are:

  1. On boats with petrol propulsion engines, requiring evidence of recent servicing for any Wilderness Boats conversion of an Electrolux RM 212 refrigerator, BSS Check 8.2.2R
  2. Clarification that ferrous/cast iron fittings, joints and components used in LPG pipework are not compliant with BSS Check 7.8.3R.

It is also proposed to introduce 20 relaxations by reducing some requirements or allowing additional compliance options. Details are provided in the consultation.

Visit the BSS website to take part:

If you have trouble with the consultation form or a related query, please email the BSS at

The BSS will publish a summary of the views expressed and the BSS response in Summer 2022 on its website.

Thursday 10 March 2022