Safety Equipment - Wet Weather Gear - Marine Equipment
|Air Foam Lifejackets
Part foam, part air buoyancy provided by oral inflation.
Air Only Lifejackets
The buoyancy is provided by air or gas.
A means of providing additional buoyancy to a conscious
person who is able to swim and help themselves, in
situations where help is close at hand. It has less buoyancy
than a lifejacket.
Buoyancy by Size
The amount of buoyancy in a device will change with its
size. For example a baby size 100N lifejacket has only 30N
of buoyancy. This will operate on a baby in the same way as
100N would on an adult.
A sign that the lifejacket, buoyancy aid, harness and
safety line has been tested and complies with the relevant
European Standard. All these products must be tested and
carry the CE Mark.
A method of keeping the lifejacket held down and in
place when the wearer is in the water. We recommend their
use at all times.
Buoyancy provided by closed cell foam or other similar
The buoyancy of the lifejacket is provided by a CO2
disposable gas cylinder. Once activated the CO2 cylinder
must be replaced.
A system of webbing straps with metal buckles and a 'D'
ring, used with a safety line, to prevent a person falling
overboard. Must be CE Approved and must have the stitching
in a contrasting colour.
The mechanism is fitted with a hydrostatic valve that
automatically inflates the lifejacket when the lifejacket is
below the water. It is not affected by rain or spray.
A means of providing buoyancy in an emergency. A
lifejacket should, when fully inflated, turn the wearer,
even when unconscious, face up and keep the airway clear of
A method of inflating the lifejacket by pulling on a
lanyard to pierce the gas cylinder.
Mouth Inflation Tube
Fitted to all Gas, Air Foam and Oral lifejackets. It is
a tube which can be used to inflate any lifejacket by mouth.
This tube is also used to deflate the lifejacket by
depressing the non-return valve fitted in the tube. [Back to
The level of buoyancy of a device provides in the water.
10 Newtons = 1kg = 2.2lbs.
The buoyancy is provided by mouth inflation.
Relects light back to its source in a similar way to a
'cats-eye', assisting rescuers to locate a person in the
Standard Automatic Activation
A device is fitted to inflate the lifejacket
automatically once the wearer is in the water. Should this
fail, manual activation can be used.
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