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IT'S TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT UPDATING YOUR LIFEJACKETS  

Back in 2010 the standard for lifejackets was changed from AS1512 to AS4758.  With that change saw the change in the way we refer to our lifejackets from Type 1, 2 or 3 to Levels 100+, 50 and 50S.  For most of us it didn't really mean much at all, we could continue using the lifejackets we had but that period hasn't got much longer to go. 

From January 2021, the old AS1512 PFDs/lifejackets will no longer be accepted and you must update to the current standard which is AS4758.1.  It sounds like it is a long way off but in reality it is only a boating season and a half away (at the time of writing).

If you have a spare moment, have a look at this video and start thinking about updating your lifejackets sooner rather than later.  It is based in Tasmania but to the best of my knowledge, this will apply Nationwide.

 

 

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