Australian and International Lifejacket Standards - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with one of these standards if you operate a pilot launch.

A pilot launch is a vessel that is transferring a pilot to or from a ship for the purpose of pilotage.

A pilot or crew member working on the deck of a pilot launch must be provided with a personal flotation device that meets the requirements of any of the following National Standards:

  • Australian Standard AS 4758;
  • ISO 12402-1;
  • European Standard EN399-1993 Lifejackets-275N;
  • European Standard EN396-1993 Lifejackets-150N; or
  • New Zealand Standards NZ5823:2005 Type 401.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

 Resources
Comply

Australian and International Lifejacket Standards - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Marine Orders - Part 54: Coastal Pilotage, Issue 5 2011 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division

Operating address:
82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address:
GPO Box 2181
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

02 62795000

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