Key Data

Buoyancy aids and lifejackets

  • Personal buoyancy equipment is divided into different classes of buoyancy, expressed in Newtons (N). The higher the figure, the more buoyancy is provided.
  • The levels of buoyancy are based on a person weighing 70kg, this means the actual amount of buoyancy offered to the wearer will depend on their weight in relation to the equipment.
  • Choosing the correct type of buoyancy equipment is essential in ensuring water safety.
  • There is a significant difference in performance between a buoyancy aid and a lifejacket.
  • Lifejackets distribute the weight of the wearer in such a way that the device causes the per...