2.5 Thermal protective aids
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2.5 Thermal protective aids

  2.5.1 A thermal protective aid shall be made of waterproof material having a thermal conductance of not more than 7800 W/(m2K) and shall be so constructed that, when used to enclose a person, it shall reduce both the convective and evaporative heat loss from the wearer's body.

  2.5.2 The thermal protective aid shall:

  • .1 cover the whole body of persons of all sizes wearing a lifejacket with the exception of the face. Hands shall also be covered unless permanently attached gloves are provided;

  • .2 be capable of being unpacked and easily donned without assistance in a survival craft or rescue boat; and

  • .3 permit the wearer to remove it in the water in not more than 2 min, if it impairs ability to swim.

  2.5.3 The thermal protective aid shall function properly throughout an air temperature range -30C to +20C.


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