Is my Life Jacket fit for purpose?

When it comes to equipping yourself or your crew with the most suitable PPE for your next offshore project, one decision you may need to make will be deciding which is the right Personal Flotation Device (PFD). There are now more PFD choices than ever with more and more manufacturers now supplying varying options.

That’s why, when it comes to deciding which one best fits your requirements, it can be overwhelming and there are many questions that you may need to consider;

  • Which PFD provides the most comfort when worn over a long period?
  • Which PFD integrates best with other required equipment, such as fall arrest harnesses, drysuits, and personal locator beacons (PLB)?
  • Which PFD allows for quick and efficient pre-wear checks?

Whilst it may be easy to find a lifejacket that will fulfil some of your requirements, finding a commercial-grade PFD that provides a fully comprehensive solution may be a little harder to find, which is why we designed a SOLAS approved lifejacket specifically for the offshore wind industry.

Using our 45+ years of man overboard safety experience alongside Mullion's manufacturing expertise, we set out to design the most complete PFD. Meticulously designed, tested and developed in cooperation with offshore wind professionals, the sMRT Wind 275N SOLAS approved PFD provides the most robust Man Overboard safety solution for the offshore wind industry.

Designed to save your life

With a commitment to safety over style, the brightly coloured sMRT Wind 275N SOLAS approved PFDs’ extensive range of safety features, include:

  • Durable waterproof orange PVC fabric for hard-wearing heavy use in a commercial environment.
  • Retroreflective strip for increased visibility
  • Single point indicator inflators with pre wear check windows for lifejacket status.
  • Optional EN ISO12401 deck harness
  • Front access zipper for pre wear Personal Locator Beacon status check.
  • 2/3 bar buckle closure & adjustment for durability in harsh conditions.
  • Rear zipper cover opening system to reduce accidental cover opening due to possible snagging.
  • Compatible with a range of dry suits and fall arrest harnesses

Whilst our primary focus will always be on the safety of the wearer, we understand that a life jacket must be comfortable to wear; and with the sMRT Wind’s “Ultrafit” ergonomic fit and a Twin backstrap V design, which provides a reduction of weight to the back neck, the sMRT Wind PFD can be comfortably worn over a long period.

Speak to the experts

So, if you are interested in finding out which life jacket is going to be best suited for you and your projects requirements, visit our dedicated SOLAS PFD web page or simply contact us via to speak to our team, today.

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