NEWTON CLASSIFICATION FOR LIFEJACKETS AND BUOYANCY AIDS
- 50 Newton Class / EN ISO 12402-5
Buoyancy aids and floatation clothing that hold a person afloat with a greater safety margin. Must be used by swimmers only as they do not help you onto a safe back position in the water. For person 25kg and over.
- 100 Newton Class / EN ISO 12402-4
Inherent foam lifejackets with the buoyancy concentrated to the front and collar to help a person turn over onto the safe back position. Suitable for swimmers and non-swimmers.
- 150 Newton Class / EN ISO 12402-3
Inflatable lifejackets with good turning capacity when inflated. Can be inflated manually or automatically. For persons 40 kg and over.
- 275 Newton Class
Inflatable lifejackets with extremely good turning capacity. Manual or Automatic inflation. For persons 40 kg and over.
WHICH SIZE SHOULD I SELECT?
It is more important that a lifejacket should be selected for fit and comfort and not to be able to ride up rather than the weight category indicated on the label. For children, this is especially true and the lifejacket should never be purchased to “grow into”.