Marine Pool Buoyancy Lifejackets
100 Newton child life jackets with head support, grab handles and secure safety ties, zips and buckles tested to EN395 and ISO12402-4.
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Marine Pool Buoyancy Lifejackets Information
These highly visible and robust Marine Pool children's life jackets feature 100 Newtons of buoyancy which makes them technically life jackets as opposed to buoyancy aids. They are great for cruising and feature reflective panels, a whistle, easy fastening buckles and various safety hooks.
These life jackets are suitable for children from approximately 1 to 10 years of age (the ages are a guide and the life jackets should be purchased based on the weight of the child).
Although automatic inflation life jackets are available for children it is generally recommended that these are only used when the child is a reasonable swimmer. The traditional foam life jackets are generally recommended for toddlers and most children as they always provide positive buoyancy and are difficult to damage and cannot be 'set off' by accident!
Safety features of the Marine Pool life jackets include:
- 100 Netwons of buoyancy
- Self-righting capability which aims to support the wearers head out of the water
- The enlarged collar offers increased buoyancy and improved head support
- Fluorescent orange polyester outer shell for optimum visibility
- Tested to EN395 and ISO12402-4
- Retro-reflecting stripes for night-time recognition
- Adjustable waist belt with plastic buckle
- Adjustable crutch strap
- Safety whistle
- Grab hook on the back to aid retrieval
It maybe a good idea to let your child test their new life jacket (or boat coat for those who need a little encouragement!) in a swimming pool where they can get a feel for the buoyant jacket while you remain in control - and it is fun!.
It is advisable that these children's life jackets are tried on immediately upon receipt to ensure correct fitting and sizing for the wearer.
A buoyancy aid or a life jacket?
The difference between a buoyancy aid and a life jacket is the amount of buoyancy and the ability of the jacket to 'self right' the wearer.
All children's floatation devices (life jackets, buoyancy aids etc.) are classified as life jackets as any life jacket for those under 30Kg must offer 100N (Newtons) of buoyancy and self right the child. A life jacket keeps the child safely on their back and provides enough buoyancy for use in different river and sea conditions.
Marine Pool Buoyancy Lifejacket Specifications
|Child's Chest Size||up to 65cm||60-70cm||65-77cm|
|Age (approximately only)||3-4 years||5-6 years||7-8 years|
|Standards Rating||EN 395 & ISO12402-4|
|For use in (as a guide only)||Sheltered Waters|
Please note: Although all care is taken to best describe a life jackets suitability in terms of size, weight, age etc it must be understood that life jackets require an element of 'fitting' to a child. It maybe necessary to 'try-on-for-size' before purchasing to ensure the life jacket is suitable for your circumstances.