Understanding PFD Approvals & Performance

Understanding PFD Approvals & Performance

2 minutes

We have created a useful chart to show you the differences between life jackets, flotation devices, and flotation aids. It includes approvals from Transport Canada, the United States Coast Guard and the UK, Europe (ISO) and explains how these devices perform and where each is intended to be used. 

Understanding the differences among life jackets, flotation devices, and flotation aids is vital for water safety. Our chart guides you in selecting the right gear based on water conditions. Whether in the open ocean, coastal areas, or near the shore, making informed choices ensures optimal safety for all water activities. 

 PFD performance and approval graphic

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