Ships and marine technology -- Servicing of inflatable life-saving appliances

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.

Navires et technologie maritime -- Entretien des dispositifs de sauvetage gonflables

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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 18079-3
First edition
2018-06
Ships and marine technology —
Servicing of inflatable life-saving
appliances —
Part 3:
Inflatable lifejackets
Navires et technologie maritime — Entretien des dispositifs
de sauvetage gonflables —
Partie 3: Gilets de suavetage gonflables
Reference number
ISO 18079-3:2018(E)
ISO 2018
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ISO 18079-3:2018(E)
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ISO 18079-3:2018(E)
Contents Page

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv

Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

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

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

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4 Servicing of inflatable lifejackets ........................................................................................................................................................ 1

5 Servicing records ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2

5.1 Overview ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

5.2 General information ........................................................................................................................................................................... 2

5.3 Information about lifejacket condition when received ........................................................................................ 2

5.4 Inspection and test information to be recorded ........................................................................................................ 2

5.5 Condemnation documentation for lifejackets .............................................................................................................. 3

5.6 Control objects to be included in the inspection schedule ............................................................................... 3

6 Deficiency reports ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

Annex A (informative) Condemnation form for inflatable lifejackets ............................................................................... 4

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5

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ISO 18079-3:2018(E)
Foreword

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ISO 18079-3:2018(E)
Introduction

The IMO International Convention on the Safety of Life at Sea of 1974 (SOLAS 74) Chapter III

Regulation 20.8 sets requirements for the annual servicing and inspection of inflatable life rafts,

inflatable lifejackets, marine evacuation systems, and maintenance and repair of inflated rescue boats

on ships. This regulation refers to the IMO Recommendation on the conditions for the approval of

servicing stations for inflatable life rafts Assembly resolution A.761(18).

However, this resolution only provides specific standards for the servicing, maintenance and repair

of inflatable life rafts and remains silent for other types of inflatable or inflated life-saving appliances

mentioned by SOLAS Chapter III Regulation 20.8 and consequently, the application of this statutory

requirement could vary widely in practice.

The ISO 18079 series addresses those areas in which the IMO recommendation is silent, in order to

facilitate consistent implementation by maritime Administrations. It is intended for use as a companion

to the IMO recommendation and also to encompass all other relevant life-saving appliances covered by

the ISO 18079 series and not necessarily regulated by IMO instruments.

The IMO Recommendation on the conditions for the approval of servicing stations for inflatab

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