You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to use recreational vessel or hire and drive vessel. A personal flotation device (PFD) must be worn on any open area on a marine vessel. This standard sets out the requirements for PFD Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3.
It specifies requirements for personal flotation devices designed for use in supervised situations to assist flotation during short-term immersion in sheltered waters during daylight hours, and also intended for use in water sports or as clothing for special situations where assistance is immediately at hand.
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.
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Transport Safety Victoria
Marine Safety Act 2010 (Victoria)
Marine Safety Regulations 2012 (Victoria)
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