The aim of the lifejacket clinic is to undertake anumber of safety checks that will give the sailor or water activity enthusiast the piece of mind that if they or a member of their crew does find themselves in the water that the jacket will inflate. So that Community Safety Advisors can undertake lifejacket checks they all attend a qualifying lifejacket clinic course at Poole HQ.
The team checked thirty lifejackets intotal, with nineteen failures and four being condemned.
John Homer commented “a great first clinic for Gravesend. We really enjoyed talking with Erith Yacht Club members and we hope that they found the session beneficial. We urge all sailors and boaters to check their lifejackets on a regular basis and to get them serviced by an approved service agent”.
Our next lifejacket clinic is taking place at Margate Lifeboat Station on Sat 12th October. Why not pop along and get your lifejacket checked for free and plenty of maritime safety advice available.
**Please note that an Inspection by an RNLI Community Safety Advisor is not the equivalent of a lifejacket service by an approved lifejacket service agent**.
Gravesend RNLI Community Safety Team
Erith Yacht Club