BS ISO 18079-3:2018 pdf download – Ships and marine technology — Servicing of inflatable life-saving appliances Part 3: Inflatable lifejackets
1 Scope
This document, in conjunction with ISO 18079‑1, provides provisions for servicing stations conducting servicing of inflatable lifejackets, including, but not limited to, those subject to SOLAS III/20.8.
2 Normative references
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
ISO 18079‑1, Ships and marine technology — Part 1: Servicing of inflatable life-saving appliances
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in ISO 18079‑1 apply.
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4 Servicing of inflatable lifejackets
Inflatable lifejacket servicing shall be carried out in accordance with the requirements of ISO 18079‑1 and the appropriate manufacturer’s servicing manual. The tests and procedures shall include, but are not limited to, the following.
4.1 Inspection of the cover for damage.
4.2 Inspection of inflatable bladder for damage.
4.3 A pressure test shall be carried out, by inflation of the lifejacket with dry compressed air, to the pressure required by the manufacturer’s servicing manual.
4.4 The lifejacket shall be subjected to a thorough inspection in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions including, but not limited to:
a) inspection of reflective tape;
b) inspection of straps for damage;
c) inspection of buckles for correct function and damage;
c) Result of functional test on light.
d) Batch numbers and expiry dates (as applicable) of all component parts as received (inflator system,cartridge, bobbin, light).
e) Inspection schedule, faults found and work carried out.
f) Log card and/or re‑inspection certificate.
5.5 Condemnation documentation for lifejackets
When condemning a lifejacket, the following information shall be recorded and forwarded to the manufacturer (an example of such a form is shown in Annex A), if available and applicable:
a) lifejacket serial number and/or lot/batch number(s);
b) ship owner;
c) name and IMO number of ship;
d) flag state of ship;
e) type of vessel hosting the lifejacket;
f) cause of condemnation.
5.6 Control objects to be included in the inspection schedule
The inspection schedule, which can be acquired from the manufacturer, shall address, but not necessarily be limited to, the following objects.
a) Lifejacket cover.
Materials, straps, buckles and marking.
b) Lifejacket external.
Fabric, seams, reflective tape, buddy line, grab loop, lifejacket light, whistle and marking.
c) Lifejacket inflation system.
Inflator unit (bobbins, tablets, cartridges), CO 2 cylinder, oral inflation tube, including mouth piece valve, relief valves, inflator system connection/fitting to bladder, e.g. sealing ring, manifold, valve.
6 Deficiency reports
Records shall be prepared on lifejackets serviced, where the servicing frequency is violated, defects found, repairs carried out and units condemned and withdrawn from service. Such records shall be submitted without undue delay to the manufacturer and subsequently be made available to the Administration as and when required. Annex A shows an example of a condemnation form.BS ISO 18079-3 pdf download.