All SOLAS approved lifejackets are required by law to be serviced annually. All CE approved lifejackets are highly recommended, although not required by law, to be serviced on an annual basis.
All servicing of such LSA products must be carried out by either the manufacturer themselves, or an appointed approved service centre to the relevant standards. All service centres listed are approved by Mullion.
In addition certain countries and certain National Administrations require their own audit and approval on an annual basis. This facilitates customers and end-users being able to select the most appropriate service centre for their requirements in terms of both location and scope of approvals.
Following videos are made for extra guidance next to our service manuals:
Perform a full visual check and logging on each lifejacket to check for visual damages. The following parts/areas should be checked:
Halkey Roberts Alpha inflator double chamber: perform a full check and logging on the inflation mechanism and cylinders. Before starting the re-arming instructions ensure you have the correct rearming kit with the correct size of CO2 cylinder.
Please take extra care when handling the cartridge/ cellulose tables, avoid contact with wet hand or liquids.
Halkey Roberts Alpha inflator double chamber: after checking/rearming the inflation mechanism and cylinder, fit the cylinder onto the inflator with a calibrated torque wrench to 6 Newton. Then the cylinder with the inflator can be fitted back onto the bladder. Torque the cap nut down with a torque wrench to 3 Newton
This test must be undertaken on 100% of all inflatable lifejackets to ensure there are no air leaks. The air integrity test must be recorded in report form, along with the life jacket serial number, last service date if previously serviced, date of current service being performed.
Inflation must be undertaken in dry conditions and the temperature of the test room must be 20°c ± 5°c.
Check the bladder after 12 hours – if it is still at full pressure it can be deflated by using the deflation adaptor tool attached to the vacuum.
HI-RISE 275 (double chamber)
Once both the bladder and cover have been finally checked, the bladder is packed into the cover using the method shown in the video and the packing procedure illustrations in the relevant service manual.
Other types of life jackets