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Document ID (ISN)65605
CIS number 95-2295
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0854-9
Year 1994
Convention or series no. OTH 94 428
Author(s) Armstrong I.J., Bennett-Smith S.C., Coleshaw S.R.K.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Performance of immersion suit and lifejacket combinations at sea
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1994. iii, 89p. 16 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.
Abstract The performance of lifejackets and lifejacket/immersion suit combinations was measured at sea using a marine manikin; self righting ability and airways protection were considered. Both the insulated immersion suit and the inflatable immersion suit provided excellent airways protection; lifejackets with high buoyancy, a high proportion of the buoyancy behind the head, and a single chest lobe performed better than others. Lifejackets with a single chest lobe and high buoyancy also performed well in self righting tests. Wearing of an uninsulated immersion suit substantially improved the airways protection offered by the lifejackets and did not impair self righting performance.
Descriptors (primary) evaluation of equipment; diving suits; lifejackets
Descriptors (secondary) rescue from drowning; tests on models; personal protective equipment
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Belts, harnesses and lifelines
Protective clothing