Type Life Jacket
There are two types of life jackets, namely life jackets that use styrofoam foam (inherently buoyant life jackets), and life jackets that use air/Co2 (inflatable life jackets).
Of the 2 types of life jackets above, all of them are good to use, it's just that it adapts to your needs, all of which have advantages and disadvantages of each.
Of the two types of life jackets, the same can be used as a safety tool. But before knowing the right life jacket or life jacket, here are some types of PFD life jackets that you need to know:
1. Life Jacket Type l PFD (Off Shore Life Jacket)
Type I PFD tends to have a fairly high flotation, because this life jacket is used for safety in rippling or choppy waters that are far from help, this life jacket is required to have a bouyancy of 22 lbs for adults, 11 lbs for children, and 7 lbs. lbs for babies.
This life jacket must be able to turn the user's body upside down and face up. As for the obligation of this life jacket, it must have a head support and earplugs, as a barrier to the brunt of water or waves.
For the needs of this type I life jacket, make sure it follows safe standards such as the imperial life jacket.
2. Life Jacket Type II PFD (Near Shore Life Jacket)
For this type of life jacket type II pfd, it is generally used for safety needs that are not far from help, and in calm water close to help such as lakes, river crossings, and other crossings that allow the plains or reach to be still close.
Because this buoy must immediately seek immediate help, this buoy can also turn the user's body around like the type l, only the design is different. This life jacket has a minimum bouyancy of 15.5 lbs for adults, 11 lbs for children, 7 lbs for babies.
The function of this buoy is to keep the user afloat on the surface of the water with his face facing up, even if he is conscious or unconscious.
For the needs of this type II life jacket, make sure it follows safe standards such as the Lalizas life jacket.
3. Life Jacket Type III PFD (Flotation Aid)
This type of life jacket is used for sports activities or activities that require free movement. This Life Jacket is not suitable for users who are not aware, because this design must position the body itself.
This type of life jacket cannot reverse itself like type I and II. With a minimum bouyancy of 15.5 lbs for adults and 11 lbs for children. Generally, this life jacket is designed for professional water sports enthusiasts who can swim
However, most of the bouyancy is increased so that users who can't swim can use it. If you are not a professional and use type III, it is better to use a float type with a medium bouyancy profile
One of the life jackets that you can use is the atunas life jacket.
4. Life Jacket Type IV (Throwable Device)
This type of life jacket is generally provided on ships and at docks. This life jacket generally functions to save someone who is in the water consciously or unconsciously. By throwing it, then pulling it using a slap rope or a special rope.
5.Life Jacket Type V PFD – Special Use Device Jacket
Type of special life jacket This is a special or hybrid life jacket (combined), usually for special purposes in general. Such as for the purposes of Rescue, work, and other activities
Where there are special standards or special limitations that require special buoys, usually these buoys have a combination of type 5 with type 2 performance, or type 5 with type 3 performance, depending on their needs.