What are the types of buoyancy aid?

What are the types of buoyancy aid?

Vessel Health and Safety

What is a buoyancy aid? It is a garment or device with an inherent amount of buoyancy to assist a person to remain on the surface of the water. It has no significant turning ability to keep an unconscious person alive in sheltered water.

What is a life jacket? A life jacket is a garment or device that provides buoyancy in such a way that it keeps an incapacitated person with an airway out of the water for a given distance and thus increases the chances of rescue. Life jackets can provide 100, 150 or 275 Newton of buoyancy. Make your choice based on the type of boating you do and your general use.

What are the differences? There is a lot of confusion on this subject. What you need to keep in mind is the following: A buoyancy aid will keep you on the surface of the water, but by itself and without your contribution it will not help you in all circumstances. A properly fitted life jacket in good condition will prevent you from drowning even if you are unconscious.

Life-saving devices

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is requesting assistance in the prevention of drowning among commercial fishermen. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) estimated that during the period 1982 and 1987, the annual occupational fatality rate among U.S. commercial fishermen was 47 deaths per 100,000 workers. Drowning was the leading cause of these deaths [NRC 1991].

Information gathered by the NIOSH Alaska Activity further emphasizes this drowning risk. In the period 1991 to 1993, the occupational fatality rate for commercial fishermen in Alaska was 195 deaths per 100,000 workers, or nearly 30 times the annual average for all workers in the United States [NIOSH 1993,1994a, b]. Of the commercial fishermen who died on the job in Alaska from 1991 to 1993, 91% drowned or were presumed to have drowned.

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Onboard safety

Personal buoyancy aids are the first survival items to be used in an emergency at sea, they are an important part of the immediate flotation phase. They are manufactured according to the type of use for which they are required. They can be SOLAS/IDS, ISO 12402, UL or other regulations that must be complied with according to the type of use. We offer certified buoyancy aids according to your needs.

We offer the most suitable vests for your needs, always complying with the national and international standards in force, all sales are with factory warranty and we guarantee the annual regulatory service for those who need it.

Main equipment for immediate flotation in case of an accident that requires the abandonment of a boat at sea, to be used from calm waters, to choppy water and bad weather, according to SOLAS regulation, CHAPTER III, RULE 7.2 are mandatory use in quantities of one for each crew member or passenger on board any vessel, its characteristics are given in the INTERNATIONAL code of life saving devices (IDS), CHAPTER II, 2.2.1 and 2.2.2.

Boating Safety Manual

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