Servicing Lifejackets

Lifejackets should be checked regularly to ensure all parts are in date and in good working order so you know that you can trust it to save your life. 

Whether you have one, ten or 50 life jackets for commercial or leisure use, we can help. 

Lifejackets are typically serviced within 1-7 days and on an annual basis. 

Servicing typically start from £15. 

About Lifejackets

All lifejackets and buoyancy aids must be CE-marked. The CE mark shows that the product is tested and approved to EU standards. These standards divide the products into different Newton classes. Each Newton class is a European standard with its own designated number, e.g. EN393.

Newton is the unit for force and the abbreviation for it is N. An adult needs 20-30N of buoyancy to float, with or without clothing. A 50N buoyancy aid will therefore keep you afloat with a great safety margin. However if you wish to be turned over in the water, you will need a greater force, i.e. more Newtons.

 

50 Newton class
Buoyancy aids and flotation clothing that hold a person afloat with a great safety margin. Must be used by swimmers only as they do not help you onto a safe back position in the water. For persons 30 kg up.

EN

   

100 Newton class
Inherent foam life jackets with the buoyancy concentrated to the front and to the collar. To help a person turn over to a safe back position. Suitable for swimmers and non swimmers.

EN395

   

150 Newton class
Inflatable lifejackets with good turning capacity when inflated. Can be inflated manually or automatically
We recommend 150N lifejackets for swimmers as they only provide buoyancy when inflated. For persons 40 kg up.

EN396

   

275 Newton class
Inflatable lifejackets with extremely good turning capacity. For industrial use only. Manual or automatic inflation. We recommend 275N lifejackets for swimmers as they only provide buoyancy when inflated. For persons 40 kg up.

EN399

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Q&A

 

Can I bring my inflatable Baltic lifejacket when traveling by air?
Yes, According to table 2.3A IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, you are allowed to bring one small carbon cylinder fitted into an inflatable lifejacket plus one spare cylinder as checked in baggage or carry baggage.

Will I sink if I use a buoyancy aid one weight-class lower than my body weight?
No, all our products have enough buoyancy to keep you afloat. A good fit is more important than the weight-class. 

Can I buy a large lifejacket for my child to grow into?
No, for the lifejacket to perform correctly it must fit. 

When is it suitable for my child to start using a buoyancy aid?
When the child is a competent swimmer and over 30 kg. 

Why is the neck label in my child’s lifejacket printed with 43N and 100N?
The lifejacket is manufactured for the 100N class and 43N is the actual buoyancy in that size. 

Why have Baltic’s lifejackets in size 15-30 kg more foam on one side than the other?
We have found in testing that having more buoyancy on one side induces the roll and shortens the turning time. 

The flotation clothing is so thin will I really float?
Yes. The garments are lined with 3.5-7 mm closed cell foam, providing the same buoyancy as all our 50N products. 

Does rain and spray set off my automatic lifejacket?
No, It is designed only to activate when immersed. 

Does my inflatable lifejacket need servicing?
Yes. You should have it  your lifejacket service annually at a recognised service station. 

Where can I service my lifejacket?
Baltic service stations are available everywhere in Europe. Please refer to your distributor. 

Could my lifejacket malfunction if it is not serviced?
Yes. 

Can I wear my inflatable lifejacket under a jacket? 
No, it must always be worn as the outermost item, so that it can deploy correctly.

Should I wear Crutch straps with my life jacket?

We would fully recommend crutch straps to be fitted and worn at all times.Also recommended by the RNLI

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