The lifespan of an inflatable lifejacket is thus limited to ten years. Linked to this ten year period is the regular servicing of the device in periods of no more than two years and is strongly recommended for all lifejackets used in leisure boating.
What is the Solas requirement inflatable life jacket?
It must be lightweight. It must allow the wearer to jump from at least 4.5m into the water without any injury. Jumping into the water must not cause any damage or dislodge to the life jacket. It must possess buoyancy, which is not reduced by more than 5% even after 24 hours of submersion in water.