Here are a few links to external sites for services or products that are recommended in helping you to achieve your BSS certificate.
ASAP Supplies (www.asap-supplies.com) have a full range of chandlery items and can supply hoses and fittings etc. that fully comply with the requirements of the BSS. They have a fully illustrated catalogue and offer a fast delivery service from stock.
BES Ltd (www.bes.co.uk) are a specialist plumbing & heating merchant that sells everything required for LPG installations. All items are available on their online catalogue and delivery is next day at a small delivery charge.
Jones Boatyard Chandlery (www.jonesboatchandlery.co.uk) offer a comprehensive chandlery facility to customers on the Great Ouse from their site at St Ives, Cambridgeshire. They have recently extended the facility with an online website and fast delivery to all customers throughout the UK.
Screwfix (www.screwfix.com) sells compliant fire extinguishers suitable for use on the inland waterways. I have also found suitable EN3 rated extinguishers for sale in B&Q & Wickes stores. As manufacturers and suppliers frequently change their products, please make sure that any fire extinguisher that you purchase has one of the approval markings on the list otherwise it will fail the BSS examination. Boat Safe Surveys Ltd does not accept responsibility for fire extinguishers purchased from third-party companies.
RM Marine (www.boatsafetysigns.co.uk) have an excellent range of labels for boats that is not just limited to the Boat Safety Scheme. I keep some of their products in our inspection kit for boat owners to purchase at the time of examination if required.
NABSE (www.nabse.co.uk) The Nationwide Alliance of Boat Surveyors & Examiners is a limited liability partnership of marine surveyors and boat safety examiners who are dedicated to ensure that boat owners receive the very best of in-scope professional services in the marine industry. The site hosts a vibrant forum where boaters can engage in open debate with professional surveyors and examiners and find the answers to a wide range of boat related issues.