Australian Standard AS 4758.1:2015 Lifejackets - General Requirements - Victoria


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.

The standard 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.

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Code of Practice

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Act(s) name

Marine Safety Act 2010 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Transport and Planning

Safe Transport Victoria

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