Cause & Consequence
- Failure of PPE/RPE
Any Location Type
Any Activity Type
Incident Info Source
Rob Angel or Martin Jerrett at Crewsaver
Specific Incident Equipment
It has been identified that the manual inflation of the SEACREWSADER 275N lifejacket, manufactured by Crewsaver, MAY require an unaccaptably level of force to operate. The lifejackets with the moulded pull - cords are more likely to be affected
A moulded plastic pull cord, as opposed to a nylon line, stretches significantly prior to the 120N maximum acceptable force being reached.The packing method can introduce a restriction to the release arm, increasing the force required to manually operate.
New procedures for packing have been issued by the manufacturer to approved service agents.Replace moulded plastic cord.Issue a revised packing procedure.Modification to be carried out during the units annual servicing.