Inflatable lifejacket self-service clinics

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Lifejacket clinic

Inflatable lifejackets are easy to wear and comfortable but they require extra care and attention to ensure they will inflate in an emergency.

Did you know?

  • In NSW it is a legal requirement to service inflatable lifejackets every year or in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
  • Most inflatable lifejackets can be self-serviced, depending on the manufacturer's guidelines
  • Penalties may apply if your lifejacket is found to not have been serviced as required.

About the program

The lifejacket self-service clinics follow the successful Old4New mobile lifejacket program - a five year program that focused on lifejacket wear, and sold more than 25,700 lifejackets to the boating community, including 17,550 automatic inflatable lifejackets at locations across NSW.

Transport for NSW's compliance data suggests some recreational boaters are not aware of the legislative requirements for maintain self-inflating lifejackets, or that some forget to carry out the simple routine checks and maintenance schedules specified by the lifejacket manufacturers.

The program is part of the NSW Government's 'Wear a Lifejacket' campaign, and is aligned with the Maritime Safety Plan.

Lifejacket self-service clinics

Transport for NSW Boating Education Officers conduct free inflatable lifejacket self-service clinics along NSW coastal areas, lakes and rivers. The clinics aim to promote over awareness of inflatable lifejacket servicing requirements, and provide step-by-step instruction on the self-servicing process.

Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, face to face inflatable lifejacket self-service clinics have been postponed for the remainder of 2020 to ensure the health and safety of our staff and the community.

As an alternative, Transport for NSW wil be hosting online live stream inflatable lifejacket self-service clinics in October 2020.

A list of upcoming inflatable lifejacket self-service clinics can be found in the registration section below.

Register for a lifejacket clinic

Date

Time

Event

Registration

Friday 2nd October 2020

12:00 – 13:00

Inflatable Lifejacket Self-Service Clinic Livestream

 

Register for the livestream

Wednesday 14th October 2020

12:00 – 13:00

Inflatable Lifejacket Self-Service Clinic Livestream

 

Register for the livestream

Saturday 17th October 2020

12:00 – 13:00

Inflatable Lifejacket Self-Service Clinic Livestream

 

Register for the livestream

Wednesday 21st October 2020

19:00 – 20:00

Inflatable Lifejacket Self-Service Clinic Livestream

 

Register for the livestream

Retail partners

Do you wish to participate as a retail partner in our Inflatable lifejacket self-service clinic program?  
Contact us to register your interest.

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