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Document ID (ISN)100628
CIS number 02-1561
ISBN(s) 84-7425-618-6
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Montes Mayorga M.
Title Life vests and flotation equipment: guide to the selection and use of PPEs
Original title Chalecos salvavidas y equipos auxiliares de flotación: guía orientativa para la elección y utilización de los EPI [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2002. 21p. Illus. Price: EUR 2.89.
Abstract Contents of this guide to the selection and use of life vests and flotation equipment: definition of personal protective equipment (PPE); functions of PPEs; risks to which workers without life vests are exposed (drowning); risks resulting from their use (discomfort, sweating, impeded movement, etc.); precautions to be taken; position adopted by the body in water with and without the wear of appropriate life vests; structure and properties of different types of life vests (with foam core, gas inflatable); description of accessories; different types and classes according to floatability properties; labelling (text and pictograms); selection criteria; use and storage; maintenance. An appendix includes a check list for selecting life vests adapted to the needs of individual workers.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; training material; personal protective equipment; lifejackets
Descriptors (secondary) buoyant devices; safety guides; check lists
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Belts, harnesses and lifelines
Personal protection