- If it’s too big, the life jacket will ride up around your face.
- If it’s too small, it will not be able to keep your body afloat.
- Life jackets designed for adults will not work for children!
It's a well-established fact that wearing a life jacket can save your life. Learn more about lifejackets, how to select the right one, how to put them on and how to properly maintain lifejackets. Also, learn about the lifejacket rules and where they apply in NSW.
Whether your an adult or a child, a lifejacket is a vital piece of safety equipment that could save your life.
How to choose the right lifejacket for rock fishing
Lifejacket safety standards
- For an adult, must meet Australian Standard AS 4758 level 50S or greater.
- For a child (under 12 years of age), must be level 100 Australian Standard AS 4758 or greater.
- Must be the correct size for the wearer.
- Must be in good condition.
- If the lifejacket is inflatable it must not rely solely on oral inflation for buoyancy and must be serviced every 12 months. A longer service period might apply if specified by the manufacture