Before purchasing an inflatable life jacket, you must be aware that inflatable life jackets should be self checked by the owner and under the Marine and Safety (Motor Boats and Licences) By-laws 2013, (Clause 31(2) it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure they are serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. All manufacturers have different requirements. A receipt of service may be required as proof of service.
The cost of servicing an inflatable life jacket is a small price to pay. What is your life worth?