CE Approval ISO lifejacket approval
Lifejacket ISO Approval
Since July 1995, it has been illegal to sell Lifejackets or Buoyancy Aids that have not been tested to European or International specifications.
Every Lifejacket and Buoyancy aid sold by Marine Warehouse is fully approved and carries the relevant CE or ISO mark.
There are several classifications for ISO Approval.
CE standards deal with various categories of buoyancy performance, the big four are shown below.
The rating is for an adult size so smaller sizes have proportionally less buoyancy:
ISO12402-5, covers 50N buoyancy aids, providing a minimum of 5kg of buoyancy.
Products that carry this approval include our specialist range which includes anglers vests, waterski vests, pwc vests,
wakeboarding vests, and the various dinghy and canoe vests.
ISO12402-4, covers 100N lifejackets, providing a minimum of 10kg of buoyancy.
Products that carry this approval include our orange foam range of lifejackets for both adults and children.
ISO12402-3, covers 150N lifejackets, providing a minimum of 15kg of buoyancy.
Products that carry this approval include the majority of our Manual and automatic lifejackets for both adults and children.
ISO12402-2, covers 275N lifejackets, providing a minimum of 27.5kg of buoyancy.
Products that carry this approval include our specialist range of lifejackets for offshore use.
Newtons, are a measure of force.
10 Newtons (or 10N in lifejacket speak) is equivalent to 1 kilogram of buoyancy.
100 Newtons (or 100N) equivalent to 10Kg. So a 150 Newton lifejacket (or 150N) provides 15kg of buoyancy.
Remember these are the minimum buoyancy requirements for the European standard, so the actual vest or lifejacket may provide more.
100N EUROPE PE
Key Features of CE/ISO Approve lifejacket
• 100N Buoyancy through integral foam
• Great freedom of movement due to well thought out separate
• Integrated leg strap (s)
• Signal whistle
• Padded collar for added comfort and to support the head
• Robust Zipper, adjustable waistbelt and tie cords at neck and hem
• 3m reflex stripes which reflect searchlights to a distance of 1.2 miles
Is CE certified and conforms to European standard EN395,
It comes with adjustable belt and crutch straps in seven sizes.
Size for adults: Fits all Adults With 70-90KG.
MODE NO GTL001