Safety Tips

Lifejackets and Buoyancy Aids

There are hundreds of different Life jackets and Buoyancy Aids on the market and it can be difficult to know which his best for you and the on water activities that you do.

Do you know how to fit your lifejacket correctly?

How tight should the chest strap be and how effective are your crotch straps – this great RNLI/RYA video shows the difference between a correctly fitted jacket with crotch straps and one incorrectly fitted without – the difference is incredible!

The RNLI have published a great “Choose it – Wear It” guide to Lifejackets and Buoyancy Aids covering how to chose the best device for you, how to correctly fit and maintain it along with a great guide for choosing the right equipment for children. Do you know your manual from your automatic from your hydro-static mechanisms and which one is best for you?

See below for the leaflet and to download your copy.


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