This Triton Life Jacket meets the latest Australia Standard (AS4758) to give you peace of mind when around water with your children. A Level 100 (Type 1) Life Jacket is designed with your safety and comfort in mind. Made with a bright safe visible colour and large arm holes for freedom of movement, this safety vest can be worn all day long.
It also features an adjustable strap so the Life Jacket can be secured around various body shapes. For added safety it includes a safety whistle, a strong zip, HI-VIZ strips and strong buckles. Because this is a child jacket, it has the very important leg/groin strap to reduce the risk of the jacket floating up over the childs head when in the water.
Size: CHILD SMALL
Weight: 15 - 25 KG
Rating: Level 100 (Type 1)
Max Chest: 85cm
Not for Babies or Infants:
It's important that both the weight and chest size suits your child. Although your child may be within the weight bracket, the jacket's chest size may still be too large.
From experience, this Small Jacket is generally not suitable for children younger than 3-4 years old, and is definately not suitable for babies or infants.
(Inflant jackets have to be specifically designed to accomodate an infants disproportionately large head size.)
It is always recommend to test the life jacket on the child in a safe environment before general use. This will reduce the risk of the child panicking in a real emergency, plus you will be able to ensure the jacket fits properly. Test it, your child's life is worth it.
UNDERSTANDING PFD STANDARDS
The New Australian Standard is AS4758 (as of July 2010)
The change that will be most noticeable is a new way of identifying PFDs for different uses.
The new standard introduces the identification of PFDs by 'levels'.
- Level 150 - similar to inflatable PFD Type 1 and suitable for offshore use
- Level 100 - similar to PFD Type 1 and the minimum requirement for offshore use
- Level 50 - similar to PFD Type 2
- Level 50 Special Purpose (50S) - to replace PFD Type 3
Below are the relevant handbooks for most states & territories (including New Zealand)
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Although the Safety Standards for life jackets apply national wide, the situations in which they must be worn may vary in each state.
Make sure you check the regulations in your local area before hitting the water.