Annex - Amendments to the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code
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Annex - Amendments to the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code

 These amendments have been consolidated into LSA Code Chapter II

Chapter II Personal Life-Saving Appliances

  Section 2.2 Lifejackets

  1 Paragraph 2.2.1.6 is amended to read as follows:

 "2.2.1.6 When tested according to the recommendations of the Organization on at least 12 persons, adult lifejackets shall have sufficient buoyancy and stability in calm fresh water to:

  • .1 lift the mouth of exhausted or unconscious persons by an average height of not less than the average provided by the adult RTD minus 10 mm;

  • .2 turn the body of unconscious, face down persons in the water to a position where the mouth is clear of the water in an average time not exceeding that of the RTD plus 1 s, with the number of persons not turned by the lifejacket no greater than that of the RTD;

  • .3 incline the body backwards from the vertical position for an average torso angle of not less than that of the RTD minus 10;

  • .4 lift the head above horizontal for an average faceplane angle of not less than that of the RTD minus 10; and

  • .5 return at least as many wearers to a stable face-up position after being destabilized when floating in the flexed foetal position as with the RTD when tested on the wearers in the same manner."

  2 The following new paragraphs 2.2.1.8.4, 2.2.1.8.5 and 2.2.1.8.6 are added after existing paragraph 2.2.1.8.3 and the word "and" at the end of paragraph 2.2.1.8.2 is deleted:

  • ".4 for infants the jump and drop tests shall be exempted;

  • .5 for children, five of the nine subjects shall perform the jump and drop tests; and

  • .6 in lieu of paragraph 2.2.1.8.5, manikins may be substituted for human test subjects."


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