Personal flotation devices - Part 6: Special application lifejackets and buoyancy aids - Safety requirements and additional test methods (ISO 12402-6:2020)

ISO 12402-6 specifies the safety requirements and additional test methods for special purpose lifejackets and buoyancy aids (referred to as special purpose devices within ISO 12402-6) in combination with the requirements specified in ISO 12402-2 to ISO 12402-5. It applies to special purpose devices for adults generally and for children younger than six years partially.

Persönliche Auftriebsmittel - Teil 6: Rettungswesten und Schwimmhilfen für besondere Einsatzzwecke - Sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und zusätzliche Prüfverfahren (ISO 12402-6:2020)

Dieses Dokument legt die sicherheitstechnischen Anforderungen und zusätzlichen Prüfverfahren für Rettungswesten und Schwimmhilfen für besondere Einsatzzwecke für Erwachsene, Kinder oder Kleinkinder fest. Es ist für die Verwendung im Zusammenhang mit ISO 12402 2, ISO 12402 3, ISO 12402 4 und ISO 12402 5 vorgesehen.

Équipements individuels de flottabilité - Partie 6: Gilets de sauvetage et aides à la flottabilité pour usages spéciaux - Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essai complémentaires (ISO 12402-6:2020)

Le présent document spécifie les exigences de sécurité et les méthodes d'essai complémentaires applicables aux gilets de sauvetage et aux aides à la flottabilité à application particulière (ci-après désignés par EIF) pour adultes, enfants et jeunes enfants. Il est destiné à être utilisé conjointement avec l'ISO 12402-2:2020, ISO 12402-3:2020, l'ISO 12402-4:2020 et l'ISO 12402-5:2020, le cas échéant.

Osebni plavajoči pripomočki - 6. del: Rešilni jopiči in vzgonska pomagala za posebne namene - Varnostne zahteve in dodatne preskusne metode (ISO 12402-6:2020)

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12-Oct-2020
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6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN ISO 12402-6:2020
01-november-2020
Nadomešča:
SIST EN ISO 12402-6:2006
SIST EN ISO 12402-6:2006/A1:2010
Osebni plavajoči pripomočki - 6. del: Rešilni jopiči in vzgonska pomagala za
posebne namene - Varnostne zahteve in dodatne preskusne metode (ISO 12402-
6:2020)

Personal flotation devices - Part 6: Special application lifejackets and buoyancy aids -

Safety requirements and additional test methods (ISO 12402-6:2020)

Persönliche Auftriebsmittel - Teil 6: Rettungswesten und Schwimmhilfen für besondere

Einsatzzwecke - Sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und zusätzliche Prüfverfahren

(ISO 12402-6:2020)

Équipements individuels de flottabilité - Partie 6: Gilets de sauvetage et aides à la

flottabilité pour usages spéciaux - Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essai
complémentaires (ISO 12402-6:2020)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN ISO 12402-6:2020
ICS:
13.340.70 Rešilni jopiči, vzgonska Lifejackets, buoyancy aids
pomagala in plavajoči and floating devices
pripomočki
SIST EN ISO 12402-6:2020 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EN ISO 12402-6
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
September 2020
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 13.340.70 Supersedes EN ISO 12402-6:2006
English Version
Personal flotation devices - Part 6: Special application
lifejackets and buoyancy aids - Safety requirements and
additional test methods (ISO 12402-6:2020)

Équipements individuels de flottabilité - Partie 6: Gilets Persönliche Auftriebsmittel - Teil 6: Rettungswesten

de sauvetage et aides à la flottabilité pour usages und Schwimmhilfen für besondere Einsatzzwecke -

spéciaux - Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essai Sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und zusätzliche

complémentaires (ISO 12402-6:2020) Prüfverfahren (ISO 12402-6:2020)
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 26 July 2020.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this

European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

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member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by

translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management

Centre has the same status as the official versions.

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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

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EN ISO 12402-6:2020 (E)
European foreword

This document (EN ISO 12402-6:2020) has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 188 "Small

craft" in collaboration with Technical Committee CEN/TC 162 “Protective clothing including hand and

arm protection and lifejackets” the secretariat of which is held by DIN.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by March 2021, and conflicting national standards shall

be withdrawn at the latest by March 2021.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN ISO 12402-6:2006.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the

European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s).

For the relationship with EU Directive(s) see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this

document.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of

North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the

United Kingdom.
Endorsement notice

The text of ISO 12402-6:2020 has been approved by CEN as EN ISO 12402-6:2020 without any

modification.
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Annex ZA
(informative)
Relationship between this European Standard and the essential
requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and
of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment aimed to
be covered

This European Standard has been prepared under a Commission's standardization request to provide

one voluntary means of conforming to essential requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the

European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment.

Once this standard is cited in the Official Journal of the European Union under that Regulation

(EU) 2016/425, compliance with the normative clauses of this standard given in Table ZA.1 confers,

within the limits of the scope of this standard, a presumption of conformity with the corresponding

essential requirements of that Regulation (EU) 2016/425 and associated EFTA regulations.

Table ZA.1 — Correspondence between this European Standard
and Regulation (EU) 2016/425
Essential Requirements of Clause(s)/sub-clause(s) Remarks/Notes
Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of this EN
1.1.2.2 Classes of protection appropriate 4.2
to different levels of risk
1.2.1 Absence of risks and other 6.2.1 and 6.2.2; 6.3.1 and 6.3.2;
inherent' nuisance factors 6.4.1 and 6.4.2.2; 6.4.2.3; 6.6.1;
7.2.1;7.2.2; 7.3.2; 7.4.1 and
7.4.2.1 to 7.4.2.5; 7.5.1; 7.5.2.1
and 7.5.2.2; 7.6.1; 7.7.1 and
7.7.2;
7.8.2; 7.9.1 and 7.9.2.
1.3.3 Compatibility of different types of 7.8.2.3
PPE intended for simultaneous
use
1.4 Manufacturer's instructions and 6.2.3; 6.3.3; 6.4.3; 6.5.3; 6.6.2;
information 7.2.3; 7.3.3; 7.4.3; 7.5.3; 7.6.3;
7.7.4; 7.8.3; 7.9.3.
3.4.1 Prevention of drowning 6.5.1 and 6.5.2; 7.2.1 and
7.2.2.1; 7.4.2.6; 7.6.1 and 7.6.2;
7.7.3.2
3.4.2 Buoyancy aids 6.4.1 and 6.4.2.1; 6.5.1 and
6.5.2; 7.4.2.6; 7.7.3.2

WARNING 1 — Presumption of conformity stays valid only as long as a reference to this European

Standard is maintained in the list published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Users of this

standard should consult frequently the latest list published in the Official Journal of the European

Union.
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WARNING 2 — Other Union legislation may be applicable to the product(s) falling within the scope of

this standard.
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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 12402-6
Second edition
2020-07
Personal flotation devices —
Part 6:
Special application lifejackets and
buoyancy aids — Safety requirements
and additional test methods
Équipements individuels de flottabilité —
Partie 6: Gilets de sauvetage et aides à la flottabilité pour
usages spéciaux — Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essai
complémentaires
Reference number
ISO 12402-6:2020(E)
ISO 2020
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Contents Page

Foreword ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................vi

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4 Classification of PFDs ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

4.1 Classes ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 4

4.1.1 Buoyancy aids ..................................................................................................................................................................... 4

4.1.2 Lifejackets .............................................................................................................................................................................. 4

4.1.3 Special application PFDs ........................................................................................................................................... 4

4.2 Performance levels .............................................................................................................................................................................. 4

4.2.1 Level 50 .................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

4.2.2 Level 100................................................................................................................................................................................. 5

4.2.3 Level 150................................................................................................................................................................................. 5

4.2.4 Level 275................................................................................................................................................................................. 5

5 Special application PFDs .............................................................................................................................................................................. 5

5.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5

5.2 Application-specific PFDs .............................................................................................................................................................. 5

5.3 User-assisted PFDs .............................................................................................................................................................................. 6

6 Requirements for user-assisted PFDs ............................................................................................................................................ 6

6.1 Principles ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6

6.2 User-convertible inflatable PFDs ............................................................................................................................................ 7

6.2.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................... 7

6.2.2 Additional requirements for user-convertible inflatable PFDs ............................................... 7

6.2.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and

consumer information at point of sale for user-convertible inflatable PFDs .............. 7

6.3 Manual-only inflatable PFDs ....................................................................................................................................................... 8

6.3.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................... 8

6.3.2 Additional requirements for manual-only inflatable PFDs ......................................................... 8

6.3.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and

consumer information at point of sale for manual-only inflatable PFDs ........................ 8

6.4 Inherently buoyant flotation suit PFDs .............................................................................................................................. 8

6.4.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................... 8

6.4.2 Specific requirements for inherently buoyant flotation suit PFDs ....................................... 9

6.4.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and

consumer information at point of sale for inherently buoyant flotation suit PFDs 9

6.5 Hybrid PFDs ......... ...................................................................................................................................................................................10

6.5.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................10

6.5.2 Specific requirements for hybrid PFDs ......................................................................................................10

6.5.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and

consumer information at point of sale for hybrid PFDs .............................................................10

6.6 PFDs without a cylinder seal indicator ...........................................................................................................................10

6.6.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................10

6.6.2 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and
consumer information at point of sale for PFDs without cylinder seal

indication.............................................................................................................................................................................11

7 Requirements for application-specific PFDs ........................................................................................................................11

7.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................11

7.1.1 Principles .............................................................................................................................................................................11

7.1.2 Basic requirements .....................................................................................................................................................11

7.2 Offshore sailing lifejackets .........................................................................................................................................................11

7.2.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................11

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7.2.2 Specific requirements for offshore sailing lifejackets ...................................................................12

7.2.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and

consumer information at point of sale for offshore sailing lifejackets ...........................12

7.3 PFDs for firefighting application ..........................................................................................................................................12

7.3.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................12

7.3.2 Specific requirements for PFDs for firefighting application .................. ..................................12

7.3.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and

consumer information at point of sale for PFDs for firefighting application ...........13

7.4 Commercial white-water PFDs ..............................................................................................................................................13

7.4.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................13

7.4.2 Specific requirements for PFDs intended for commercial white-water........................13

7.4.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and

consumer information at point of sale for commercial white-water PFDs ................15

7.5 PFDs for personal water craft, water skiing, or similar towed uses ......................................................15

7.5.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................15

7.5.2 Specific requirements for PFDs for personal water craft, water skiing, or

similar towed uses ........................................................................................................................................... ............15

7.5.3 Additional marking .....................................................................................................................................................16

7.6 Inflatable PFDs for cold environment ..............................................................................................................................16

7.6.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................16

7.6.2 Specific Requirements for PFDs for cold environment ................................................................16

7.6.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and

consumer information at point of sale for PFDs for cold environment .........................17

7.7 PFDs for swift water rescue ......................................................................................................................................................18

7.7.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................18

7.7.2 Specific requirements for PFDs used for swift water rescue ..................................................18

7.7.3 Specific tests for PFDs used for swift water rescue ........................................................................19

7.7.4 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and

consumer information at point of sale for PFDs used for swift water rescue .........20

7.8 PFDs for fall arrest ............................................................................................................................................................................20

7.8.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................20

7.8.2 Specific requirements for PFDs for fall arrest .....................................................................................21

7.8.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and

consumer information at point of sale for PFDs for fall arrest .............................................21

7.9 PFDs with quick-release harness systems ...................................................................................................................21

7.9.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................21

7.9.2 Quick-release mechanism test ..........................................................................................................................22

7.9.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and
consumer information at point of sale for PFDs with quick-release

harness systems ............................................................................................................................................................22

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................24

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ISO 12402-6:2020(E)
Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards

bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out

through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical

committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee. International

organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work.

ISO collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of

electrotechnical standardization.

The procedures used to develop this document and those intended for its further maintenance are

described in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1. In particular the different approval criteria needed for the

different types of ISO documents should be noted. This document was drafted in accordance with the

editorial rules of the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2 (see www .iso .org/ directives).

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. ISO shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. Details of

any patent rights identified during the development of the document will be in the Introduction and/or

on the ISO list of patent declarations received (see www .iso .org/ patents).

Any trade name used in this document is information given for the convenience of users and does not

constitute an endorsement.

For an explanation of the voluntary nature of standards, the meaning of ISO specific terms and

expressions related to conformity assessment, as well as information about ISO's adherence to the

World Trade Organization (WTO) principles in the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), see www .iso .org/

iso/ foreword .html.

This document was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 188, Small craft, Subcommittee SC 1,

Personal safety equipment.

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO 12402-6:2006), which has been

technically revised. It also incorporates the Amendment ISO 12402-6:2006/Amd. 1:2010.

The main changes compared to the previous edition are as follows:
a) complete new structure;

b) new clauses for requirements for user-assisted PFDs (Clause 6) and requirements for application-

specific PFDs (Clause 7);
c) new definitions for application-specific PFDs;

d) amendment of Table 1, for loads and durations for tensile test of white-water PFDs;

e) new Table 2, for loads and durations for tensile test of swift water rescue PFDs.

Any feedback or questions on this document should be directed to the user’s national standards body. A

complete listing of these bodies can be found at www .iso .org/ members .html.
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Introduction

ISO 12402 (all parts):2020 deals with personal floatation devices (PFDs) for persons engaged in

activities, whether in relation to their work or their leisure, in or near water. PFDs manufactured,

selected, and maintained to this International Standard give a reasonable assurance of safety from

drowning to a person who is immersed in water. ISO 12402 (all parts):2020 does not include the

following:

— requirements for lifejackets on seagoing ships, which are regulated by the International Maritime

Organization (IMO) under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS);

— throwable devices and flotation cushions.

ISO 12402 (all parts):2020 allows for the buoyancy of a PFD to be provided by a variety of materials or

designs, some of which can require preparation before entering the water (e.g. inflation of chambers by

gas from a cylinder or blown in orally). PFDs can be divided into the following two main classes:

— those which provide face up in-water support to the user regardless of physical conditions

(lifejackets), and

— those which require the user to make swimming and other postural movements to position the user

with the face out of the water (buoyancy aids).

Within these main two classes there are a number of levels of support, types of buoyancy, activation

methods for inflatable devices, and auxiliary items (such as location aids), which all affect the user‘s

probability of survival. Within the different types of buoyancy allowed, inflatable PFDs either provide

full buoyancy without any user intervention other than arming (i.e. PFDs inflated by a fully automatic

method) or require the user to initiate the inflation. Hybrid PFDs always provide some buoyancy but

rely on the same methods as inflatable PFDs to achieve full buoyancy. With inherently buoyant PFDs,

the user only needs to put the PFD on to achieve the performance of its class.

PFDs that do not require intervention (automatically operating PFDs) are suited to activities where

persons are likely to enter the water unexpectedly; whereas PFDs requiring intervention (e.g. manually

inflated PFDs) are only suitable for use if the user believes there will be sufficient time to produce

full buoyancy, if automatic operation would result in entrapment, or if help is close at hand. In every

circumstance, the user should ensure that the operation of the PFD is suited to the specific application.

The conformity of a PFD to this part of the ISO 12402 series: 2020 does not imply that it is suitable for

all circumstances. The relative amount of required inspection and maintenance is anoth

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Personal flotation devices —
Part 6:
Special application personal flotation devicess — Safety
requirements and additional test methods
Équipements individuels de flottabilité —

Partie 6: Équipements individuels de flottabilité pour usages spéciaux — Exigences de sécurité et méthodes

d'essai complémentaires
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Contents Page

European Foreword .................................................................................................................................................... vi

Annex ZA (informative) Relationship between this European Standard and the essential

requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the

Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment aimed to be covered .............. vii

Annex ZB (informative) Relationship between this standard and the essential

requirements of EU Directive 89/686/EEC ........................................................................................ viii

Foreword ......................................................................................................................................................................... ix

Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................... xi

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 1

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions .................................................................................................................................... 2

4 Classification of PFDs ..................................................................................................................................... 5

4.1 Classes .................................................................................................................................................................. 5

4.1.1 Buoyancy Aids ................................................................................................................................................... 5

4.1.2 Lifejackets .......................................................................................................................................................... 5

4.1.3 Special application PFDs ............................................................................................................................... 6

4.2 Performance levels ......................................................................................................................................... 6

4.2.1 Level 50 ............................................................................................................................................................... 6

4.2.2 Level 100 ............................................................................................................................................................. 6

4.2.3 Level 150 ............................................................................................................................................................. 6

4.2.4 Level 275 ............................................................................................................................................................. 6

5 Special application PFDs ............................................................................................................................... 7

5.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 7

5.2 Application specific PFDs .............................................................................................................................. 7

5.3 User assisted PFDs .......................................................................................................................................... 7

6 Requirements for user assisted PFDs ...................................................................................................... 8

6.1 Principles ............................................................................................................................................................ 8

6.1.1 Basic requirements ......................................................................................................................................... 8

6.2 User-convertible inflatable PFDs ............................................................................................................... 8

6.2.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 8

6.2.2 Additional requirements for user convertible infl atabl e PF Ds ...................................................... 9

6.2.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and consumer

information at point of sale for user-convertible inflata bl e PFDs ................................................. 9

6.3 Manual-only inflata bl e PFDs ........................................................................................................................ 9

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Contents Page

European Foreword .................................................................................................................................................... vi

Annex ZA (informative) Relationship between this European Standard and the essential

requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the

Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment aimed to be covered .............. vii

Annex ZB (informative) Relationship between this standard and the essential

requirements of EU Directive 89/686/EEC ........................................................................................ viii

Foreword ......................................................................................................................................................................... ix

Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................... xi

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 1

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions .................................................................................................................................... 2

4 Classification of PFDs ..................................................................................................................................... 5

4.1 Classes .................................................................................................................................................................. 5

4.1.1 Buoyancy Aids ................................................................................................................................................... 5

4.1.2 Lifejackets .......................................................................................................................................................... 5

4.1.3 Special application PFDs ............................................................................................................................... 6

4.2 Performance levels ......................................................................................................................................... 6

4.2.1 Level 50 ............................................................................................................................................................... 6

4.2.2 Level 100 ............................................................................................................................................................. 6

4.2.3 Level 150 ............................................................................................................................................................. 6

4.2.4 Level 275 ............................................................................................................................................................. 6

5 Special application PFDs ............................................................................................................................... 7

5.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 7

5.2 Application specific PFDs .............................................................................................................................. 7

5.3 User assisted PFDs .......................................................................................................................................... 7

6 Requirements for user assisted PFDs ...................................................................................................... 8

6.1 Principles ............................................................................................................................................................ 8

6.1.1 Basic requirements ......................................................................................................................................... 8

6.2 User-convertible inflatable PFDs ............................................................................................................... 8

6.2.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 8

6.2.2 Additional requirements for user convertible inflatable PFDs ...................................................... 9

6.2.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and consumer

information at point of sale for user-convertible inflatable PFDs ................................................. 9

6.3 Manual-only inflatable PFDs ........................................................................................................................ 9

6.3.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 9

6.3.2 Additional requirements for manual-only inflatable PFDs ........................................................... 10

6.3.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and consumer

information at point of sale for manual-only inflatable PFDs ...................................................... 10

6.4 Inherently buoyant flotation suit PFDs ................................................................................................ 10

6.4.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 10

6.4.2 Specific requirements for inherently buoyant flotation suit PFDs ............................................. 11

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information at point of sale for inherently buoyant flotation suit PFDs .................................. 11

6.5 Hybrid-type PFDs ......................................................................................................................................... 12

6.5.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 12

6.5.2 Specific requirements for hybrid-type PFDs ...................................................................................... 12

6.5.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and consumer

information at point of sale for hybrid-type PFDs ........................................................................... 12

6.6 PFD’s without cylinder seal indication ................................................................................................. 13

6.6.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 13

6.6.2 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and consumer

information at point of sale for PFD’s without cylinder seal indication .................................. 13

7 Requirements for application specific PFDs ...................................................................................... 14

7.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 14

7.1.1 Principles ........................................................................................................................................................ 14

7.1.2 Basic requirements ..................................................................................................................................... 14

7.2 Offshore Sailing Lifejacket ........................................................................................................................ 14

7.2.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 14

7.2.2 Specific requirements for Offshore Sailing Lifejacket .................................................................... 14

7.2.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and consumer

information at point of sale for offshore sailing lifejackets ......................................................... 15

7.3 PFDs for fire fighting application ........................................................................................................... 15

7.3.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 15

7.3.2 Specific requirements for PFDs for fire fighting application ....................................................... 15

7.3.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and consumer

information at point of sale for PFDs for fire fighting application ............................................. 16

7.4 Commercial white-water PFDs ................................................................................................................ 17

7.4.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 17

7.4.2 Specific requirements for PFDs used for commercial white-water ........................................... 17

7.4.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and consumer

information at point of sale for commercial white-water rafting PFDs ................................... 18

7.5 PFDs for personal water craft, water skiing, or similar towed uses .......................................... 19

7.5.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 19

7.5.2 Specific Requirements for PFDs for personal water craft, water skiing, or similar

towed uses ...................................................................................................................................................... 19

7.5.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and consumer
information at point of sale for PFDs for personal water craft, water skiing, or

similar towed uses ....................................................................................................................................... 19

7.5.4 Additional markings and information for PFDs with impact protection ................................. 20

7.6 Inflatable PFDs for cold environment ................................................................................................... 21

7.6.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 21

7.6.2 Specific Requirements for PFDs for cold environment .................................................................. 21

7.6.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and consumer

information at point of sale for PFDs for cold environment ........................................................ 21

7.7 PFDs for swift water rescue ...................................................................................................................... 23

7.7.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 23

7.7.2 Specific requirements for PFDs used for swift water rescue ....................................................... 23

7.7.3 Specific tests for PFDs used for swift water rescue.......................................................................... 24

7.7.4 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and consumer

information at point of sale for PFDs used for swift water rescue ............................................. 25

7.8 PFDs for fall arrest ....................................................................................................................................... 26

7.8.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 26

7.8.2 Specific requirements for PFDs for fall arrest ................................................................................... 26

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information at point of sale for PFDs for fall arrest ......................................................................... 26

7.9 PFDs with quick-release harness systems ........................................................................................... 28

7.9.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 28

7.9.2 Quick-release mechanism test ................................................................................................................. 28

7.9.3 Additional marking, information supplied by the manufacturer, and consumer

information at point of sale for PFDs with quick-release harness systems ............................ 29

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 30

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European Foreword

This document (prEN 12402-2:2017) has been prepared by ISO/TC 188/SC 1, Personal safety equipment

in collaboration with CEN/TC 162, Protective clothing including hand and arm protection and lifejackets

in accordance with the Agreement on technical cooperation between ISO and CEN (Vienna Agreement).

The secretariat of ISO/TC 188/SC 1 is held by DIN.
This document is currently submitted to CEN Enquiry.

This document will supersede EN ISO 12402-6:2006-12 and EN ISO 12402-6:2006/A1:2010-11.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the

European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s).

For relationship with EU Directive(s), see informative Annex ZA which is an integral part of this

document.
The main changes with respect to the previous edition are listed below:
a) New structure;
b) New definitions for application specific PFDs
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Annex ZA
(informative)
Relationship between this European Standard and the essential
requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and
of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment aimed to
be covered

This European Standard has been prepared under a Commission’s standardization request Directive

89/686/EEC to provide one voluntary means of conforming to essential requirements of Regulation

(EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective

equipment.

Once this standard is cited in the Official Journal of the European Union under that Regulation (EU)

2016/425, compliance with the normative clauses of this standard given in Table ZA.1 confers, within

the limits of the scope of this standard, a presumption of conformity with the corresponding essential

requirements of that Regulation (EU) 2016/425 and associated EFTA regulations.

Table ZA.1 — Correspondence between this European Standard and Regulation (EU) 2016/425

Essential Requirements of Regulation Clause(s)/sub-clause(s) of Remarks/Notes
(EU) 2016/425 this EN
1.1.2.2 Classes of protection appropriate to different levels of
4.1, 4.2 ER to be satisfied
risk
by basic
requirements of
1.2.1 Absence of risks and other inherent' nuisance 5, 6, 7
ISO/DIS 12402-
factors
2:2017 to 5:2017
1.4 Manufacturer's instructions and information
6, 7
Part 6 additional
3.4.1 Prevention of drowning
5, 6, 7
requirements to
parts 2 to 5 of
ISO/DIS 12402:2
017

WARNING 1 — Presumption of conformity stays valid only as long as a reference to this

European Standard is maintained in the list published in the Official Journal of the European

Union. Users of this standard should consult frequently the latest list published in the Official

Journal of the European Union.

WARNING 2 — Other Union legislation may be applicable to the product(s) falling within the

scope of this standard.
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Annex ZB
(informative)
Relationship between this standard and the essential requirements of
EU Directive 89/686/EEC

This standard has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the

European Free Trade Association to provide a means of conforming to Essential Requirements of the

New Approach Directive 89/686/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to

personal protective equipment.

Once this standard is cited in the Official Journal of the European Union under that Directive and has

been implemented as a national standard in at least one Member State, compliance with the clauses of

this standard given in Table ZA.1 confers, within the limits of the scope of this standard, a presumption

of conformity with the corresponding Essential Requirements of that Directive and associated EFTA

regulations.

Table ZB.1 — Correspondence between this European Standard and Directive 89/686/EEC

Essential Requirements of Directive Clause(s)/sub-clause(s) Remarks/
89/686/EEC of this standard Notes
1.1.2.2 Class of protection applicable 4.1, 4.2 ER to be satisfied by basic
to different levels of risk requirements of
1.2.1 Absence of risks and other 5, 6, 7 ISO/DIS 12402-2:2017 to
5:2017
' inherent' nuisance factors
Part 6 additional
1.4 Information supplied by the 6, 7
requirements to parts 2 to
manufacturer
5 of ISO/DIS 12402:2017
3.4 Prevention of drowning 5, 6, 7
(lifejackets and lifesaving suits)

WARNING 1 — Presumption of conformity stays valid only as long as a reference to this European

Standard is maintained in the list published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Users of this

standard should consult frequently the latest list published in the Official Journal of the European

Union.

WARNING 2 — Other Union legislation may be applicable to the product(s) falling within the scope of

this standard.
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Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national

standards bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally

carried out through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a

technical committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee.

International organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison wit
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