Lifejackets are your most important piece of safety equipment, but they only work if you’re wearing them.
Wear it to work
Wear your life jacket to work on Friday 2 October. Show your colleagues that if it’s easy enough to wear at work, it’s easy enough to wear on the water.
These days, lifejackets come in many styles and sizes for different purposes and environmental conditions. Many remain compact and out of the way until you hit the water, with some inflating automatically. This makes them ideal to wear during normal activities on a vessel to reduce the risk of drowning if you fall overboard.
There really is no excuse—when on water, wear it!
Post a picture of yourself wearing one to social media with the hashtags #safeboating and #wearittowork
If you end up in the water with a lifejacket on, your chances of survival are significantly higher.
Unless you are on watercraft such as kayaks where there’s a high chance of entering the water, you probably don’t count on ending up overboard. But when accidents happen, there’s rarely time to put a lifejacket on. Add into the mix swell, shock, fatigue and treading water until rescue arrives, and the benefits of wearing a lifejacket become clear.
These days, lifejackets come in many styles and sizes for different purposes and environmental conditions. Many remain compact and out of the way until you hit the water, with some inflating automatically.
With so many styles of lifejacket on the market to suit your needs and also meet the Australian standards—what’s stopping you? Find the style and size that works for you and wear it. Put yourself first and prepare for the unexpected.