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Boat Fire Safety Week 31st May - 5th June.

In Boat Fire Safety Week, 31st May - 5th June 2013, wise up to boat fire and carbon monoxide (CO) risks

Local Fire and Rescue Authorities (LRAs )and the Boat Safety Scheme are encouraging local boat owners to learn more about fire and carbon monoxide (CO) risks and make vital safety checks to stay safe this summer.

In the past 20 years thirty boaters have been killed in boat fires and thirty have been killed by the ‘silent killer’ carbon monoxide.

The message, timed for the start of the boating season, says owners should understand the risks, adopt some basic checks, and follow engine and appliance operating guidelines, as the essential steps to deal with the fire and CO threat.

BSS points boaters to important safety issues highlighted by Windermere’s Easter tragedy

On the eve of Boat Fire Safety Week, the Boat Safety Scheme(BSS) is pointing UK boaters to the safety issues identified today in the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) Safety Bulletin concerning the death of mother and her 10-year old daughter aboard the motor cruiser Arniston on Lake Windermere at Easter.

Your BSS Certificate is changing

After 31 March 2013, boat owners will no longer have the task of sending off the blue copy of their Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) Certificate to the boat’s registration or licensing body as the examination recording process has moved into a central online database system with direct input from BSS examiners.

Windermere boaters die of suspected carbon monoxide fumes

There is tragic news in the national press about the death of two people from suspected CO poisoning on a boat on lake Windermere.

BSS Revised Examination Checking Procedures

The Boat Safety Scheme has recently announced changes to the BSS certificate Examination Checking Procedures for private boats. These will come into effect from 1 Jan 2013.