Buoyant aids for swimming instruction - Part 2: Safety requirements and test methods for buoyant aids to be held

This European Standard specifies safety requirements for construction, performance, sizing and marking for swimming devices intended to assist users with movement through the water in the early stages of water awareness, whilst learning to swim or whilst learning part of a swimming stroke. It also gives methods of test for verification of these requirements.This part 2 of EN 13138 covers class C devices that are designed to be held in the hands or by the body. Typical devices include kick boards and pull/kick boards. These devices are used to assist in learning to swim or to assist with swimming strokes and improving specific elements of the stroke, which have either inherent
buoyancy or can be inflated. It does not apply to pull buoys, buoyancy aids, lifejackets or aquatic toys.

Auftriebshilfen für das Schwimmenlernen - Teil 2: Sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren für Auftriebshilfen, die gehalten werden

Diese Europäische Norm legt sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen an Konstruktion, Gebrauchstauglichkeit, Größen und Kennzeichnung von Auftriebshilfen fest, die dazu bestimmt sind, Benutzer bei der Bewegung im Wasser in den frühen Phasen der Wasserwahrnehmung, beim Schwimmenlernen oder beim Erlernen eines Teils einer Schwimmbewegung zu unterstützen. Weiterhin werden Prüfverfahren zur Verifizierung dieser Anforderungen angegeben. Dieser Teil 2 der EN 13138 gilt für Auftriebshilfen der Klasse C, die dafür ausgelegt sind, in den Händen oder mit dem Körper gehalten zu werden. Typische Auftriebshilfen sind Schwimmbretter. Diese Auftriebshilfen, die
entweder über Feststoffauftrieb verfügen oder aufgeblasen werden können, werden verwendet, um das Schwimmenlernen oder Schwimmbewegungen zu unterstützen und einzelne Elemente der Schwimmbewegungen zu verbessern. Sie gilt nicht für Armzug-Trainingsgeräte (pull buoys), Schwimmhilfen, Rettungswesten oder Wasserspielzeuge.

Aides à la flottabilité pour l'apprentissage de la natation - Partie 2: Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essai pour les aides à la flottabilité à tenir

La présente Norme européenne fixe les exigences de sécurité s’appliquant à la fabrication, aux performances,
à la taille, au marquage et aux informations fournies par le fabricant des aides à la natation conçues pour
aider les utilisateurs débutant à évoluer dans l’eau, lorsqu’ils apprennent à nager ou lorsqu’il apprennent une
partie d’un mouvement de natation. Elle indique également des méthodes d’essai de vérification du respect
de ces exigences. La présente partie 2 de l’EN 13138, couvre les dispositifs de classe C, qui sont conçus pour être tenus par les
mains ou par le corps. Ces dispositifs comprennent les planches et les planches tenues entre les jambes ou
les mains. Ces dispositifs sont dotés d’une flottabilité inhérente ou sont gonflables et sont utilisés pour aider à
l’apprentissage de la natation ou à aider à certains mouvements de natation et améliorer certains aspects du
mouvement de natation. Elle ne s'applique pas aux bouées de traction, aux aides à la flottabilité, aux gilets de sauvetage ou aux jouets
aquatiques.

Plavajoči pripomočki za učenje plavanja - 2. del: Varnostne zahteve in preskusne metode za plavajoče pripomočke, ki se držijo z rokami

Ta evropski standard določa varnostne zahteve za izdelavo, delovanje, velikost in označevanje za plavajoče pripomočke, namenjene za pomoč uporabnikom pri gibanju v vodi med začetnimi stopnjami zavedanja vode pri učenju plavanja ali učenju dela plavalnega zamaha. Določa tudi preskusne metode za preverjanje teh zahtev. Ta 2. del standarda EN 13138 zajema naprave razreda C, ki so zasnovane za držanje v rokah ali držanje s telesom. Tipične naprave zajemajo plavalne deske in plovčke. Te naprave so namenjene za pomoč pri učenju plavanja ali za pomoč pri plavalnih zamahih in izboljšavi določenih delov zamaha ter vsebujejo plovni material ali jih je mogoče napihniti. Ne velja za plovčke, plavajoče pripomočke, rešilne jopiče ali vodne igrače.

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Public Enquiry End Date
19-Jun-2012
Publication Date
19-Jan-2015
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
17-Dec-2014
Due Date
21-Feb-2015
Completion Date
20-Jan-2015

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2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.Auftriebshilfen für das Schwimmenlernen - Teil 2: Sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren für Auftriebshilfen, die gehalten werdenAides à la flottabilité pour l'apprentissage de la natation - Partie 2: Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essai pour les aides à la flottabilité à tenirBuoyant aids for swimming instruction - Part 2: Safety requirements and test methods for buoyant aids to be held13.340.70SULSRPRþNLLifejackets, buoyancy aids and floating devicesICS:Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z:EN 13138-2:2014SIST EN 13138-2:2015en,fr,de01-februar-2015SIST EN 13138-2:2015SLOVENSKI

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SIST EN 13138-2:2015
EUROPEAN STANDARD NORME EUROPÉENNE EUROPÄISCHE NORM
EN 13138-2
December 2014 ICS 13.340.70; 97.220.40 Supersedes EN 13138-2:2007English Version

Buoyant aids for swimming instruction - Part 2: Safety requirements and test methods for buoyant aids to be held

Aides à la flottabilité pour l'apprentissage de la natation - Partie 2: Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essai pour les aides à la flottabilité à tenir

Auftriebshilfen für das Schwimmenlernen - Teil 2: Sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren für Auftriebshilfen, die gehalten werden This European Standard was approved by CEN on 16 August 2014.

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 concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN 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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B-1000 Brussels © 2014 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CEN national Members. Ref. No. EN 13138-2:2014 ESIST EN 13138-2:2015

EN 13138-2:2014 (E) 2 Contents Page Foreword ..............................................................................................................................................................3 Introduction .........................................................................................................................................................4 1 Scope ......................................................................................................................................................6 2 Normative references ............................................................................................................................6 3 Terms and definitions ...........................................................................................................................6 4 Classification ..........................................................................................................................................8 4.1 General ....................................................................................................................................................8 5 Safety Requirements .............................................................................................................................8 5.1 General ....................................................................................................................................................8 5.2 Buoyancy characteristics of the complete device .............................................................................8 5.3 Design .....................................................................................................................................................9 5.3.1 Innocuousness .......................................................................................................................................9 5.3.2 Thread .....................................................................................................................................................9 5.3.3 Valves and stoppers ..............................................................................................................................9 5.4 Materials – mechanical properties .......................................................................................................9 5.4.1 Seam strength and durability of inflatable devices ............................................................................9 5.4.2 Resistance to puncturing ......................................................................................................................9 5.4.3 Resistance of foam and other inherent buoyant material to water absorption ..............................9 5.5 Materials and markings ...................................................................................................................... 10 5.5.1 Resistance to chlorinated salt water ................................................................................................ 10 5.5.2 Resistance of the markings to saliva ............................................................................................... 10 5.5.3 Resistance of the markings to perspiration ..................................................................................... 10 5.5.4 Adhesion of markings ........................................................................................................................ 10 6 Test methods ....................................................................................................................................... 10 6.1 Conditioning ........................................................................................................................................ 10 6.2 Test methods ....................................................................................................................................... 11 7 Marking, labelling and packaging ..................................................................................................... 11 7.1 General ................................................................................................................................................. 11 7.2 Warnings and markings on the product ........................................................................................... 11 7.3 Information supplied by the manufacturer ...................................................................................... 12 7.4 Consumer information at the point of sale ...................................................................................... 12 Annex A (normative)

Procedures for testing efficiency of non-return valves of inflatable devices ...... 14 Annex B (normative)

Test procedures for seam strength and durability of inflatable devices.............. 15 Annex C (normative)

Test procedures for determining the puncture resistance of inflatable devices ................................................................................................................................................. 16 Annex D (normative)

Procedures for testing resistance of marking to saliva ......................................... 17 Annex E (informative)

Significant changes between this document and the previous edition EN 13138-2:2007.................................................................................................................................. 18 Bibliography ..................................................................................................................................................... 19

SIST EN 13138-2:2015

EN 13138-2:2014 (E) 3 Foreword This document (EN 13138-2:2014) has been prepared by 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 June 2015 and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by June 2015. Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. This document supersedes EN 13138-2:2007. Annex E provides details of significant technical changes between this European Standard and the previous edition EN 13138-2:2007. This European Standard is one of a series consisting of four standards dealing with buoyant devices for swimming instructions for the various stages of the learning process: − EN 13138-1, Buoyant aids for swimming instruction — Part 1: Safety requirements and test methods for buoyant aids to be worn − EN 13138-2, Buoyant aids for swimming instruction — Part 2: Safety requirements and test methods for buoyant aids to be held − EN 13138-3, Buoyant aids for swimming instruction — Part 3: Safety requirements and test methods for swim seats − prEN 13138-4, Buoyant aids for swimming instruction — Part 4: Test manikin for in water performance

testing of buoyant aids to be worn 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, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. SIST EN 13138-2:2015

EN 13138-2:2014 (E) 4 Introduction The entire process of learning to swim is considered to include two stages: — getting familiar with the water environment and movements in it; — acquiring skills in standard swimming strokes. Buoyant aids for swimming instructions (in brief: swimming device(s)) are intended to assist persons (in particular children) to learn to swim. The design and purpose of the devices are related to the above stages. Swimming devices are intended to give the user positive buoyancy in the water while maintaining the correct body position for swimming. However, it should not be assumed that standard conformity of the devices will by itself eliminate the risk of drowning as this depends also on the behaviour of the user and any supervision. Although this European Standard sets performance requirements to ensure that swimming devices perform appropriately, it is essential that the devices are used correctly and under constant and close supervision. It is important to ensure that they are securely fitted to the appropriate size of user and that when correctly fitted, they cannot become displaced. Swim seats however should allow immediate escape in case of capsizing. Therefore the use of these devices is recommended to be restricted to water out of standing depth of the user. The highest degree of protection against drowning can only be achieved by using lifejackets. It is essential that there is a clear distinction between devices intended to preserve life and those which are intended only to assist buoyancy for the user when learning to swim. As swimming devices are not life preservers, they should only be used in swimming pools and other situations free from current, tides and waves. The bulk storage of some sorts of swimming devices could, under certain conditions, result in a potential fire hazard. The perceived risk of such a hazard was evaluated against the actual risk to the user from materials treated with certain known toxic fire retardant chemicals. However, the fire hazard is less of a problem to the user than the risk associated with the swimming devices being put in the mouth, especially by children. For this reason, flammability requirements are not included in this European Standard. For the above reasons and to differentiate these devices from aquatic toys, advisory safety measures, including marking, warning notices and user instructions are included in this standard. The range both of the design and function of buoyant aids for swimming instruction varies considerably and for this reason, the standard for swimming devices has been prepared in three parts, namely devices that are intended to allow the user to become familiar with water (passive user), devices that are worn (active user) and those devices that are held by the user to improve swimming strokes. Part 1 of this European Standard is only for devices that are securely attached to the body (class B devices = for an active user). They are intended to introduce the user to the range of swimming strokes. Part 2 of this European Standard is for devices that are held either in the hands or by the body (class C = devices for an active user) and are intended to assist with improving specific elements of the swimming stroke. For adult beginners or more advanced users they can also be used for further stages of the process to learn to swim. Part 3 of this European Standard deals only with swim seats to assist children up to 36 months in their first attempts to learn to swim i.e. to get familiar with the "in-water-environment" and moving through it. The child is positioned inside the buoyant structure, which provides buoyancy and lateral support to the body, thereby keeping the child's head above water level (class A devices = for a passive user). Swim seats allow young children to experience the water environment and being moved through it. Movements of lower limbs and arms are possible. The use of swim seats does however not replicate any form of a correct swimming stroke. SIST EN 13138-2:2015

EN 13138-2:2014 (E) 5 Swim seats complying with this standard provide a stable, floating position for a child sitting in the swim seat and avoids entrapment in case of capsizing. Children in swim seats do however require very close parental supervision. Overload beyond specified body weight, breaking waves and violent external forces are remaining risks that can cause capsizing. Use of these devices in water that is of the child’s standing depth will increase the risk of capsizing and will hinder or block the escape from the seat in case of emergency SIST EN 13138-2:2015

EN 13138-2:2014 (E) 6 1 Scope This European Standard specifies safety requirements for construction, performance, sizing and marking for swimming devices intended to assist users with movement through the water in the early stages of water awareness, while learning to swim or while learning part of a swimming stroke. It also gives methods of test for verification of these requirements. This part 2 of EN 13138 applies only to class C devices that are designed to be held in the hands or by the body. Typical devices include kick boards and pull/kick boards. These devices are used to assist in learning to swim or to assist with swimming strokes and improving specific elements of the stroke, which have either inherent buoyancy or can be inflated. It does not apply to pull buoys, swim rings, lifebuoys, buoyancy aids, lifejackets or aquatic toys. 2 Normative references The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies. EN 71-1, Safety of toys — Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties EN 15649-1:2009+A2:2013, Floating leisure articles for use on and in the water — Part 1: Classification, materials, general requirements and test methods EN 15649-2:2009+A2:2013, Floating leisure articles for use on and in the water — Part 2: Consumer information EN 20105-A02, Textiles — Tests for colour

fastness — Part A02: Grey scale for assessing change in colour (ISO 105-A02) EN ISO 105-E03:2010, Textiles — Tests for colour

fastness — Part E03: Colour fastness to chlorinated water (swimming-pool water) (ISO 105-E03:2010) EN ISO 105-E04, Textiles — Tests for colour

fastness — Part E04: Colour fastness to perspiration (ISO 105-E04) EN ISO 105-X12, Textiles — Tests for colour

fastness — Part X12: Color fastness to rubbing (ISO 105-X12) EN ISO 3696:1995, Water for analytical laboratory use — Specification and test methods (ISO 3696:1987) EN ISO 12402-9:2006, Personal flotation devices — Part 9: Test methods (ISO 12402-9:2006) 3 Terms and definitions For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply. 3.1 buoyancy resultant upthrust of a swimming device when totally submerged in fresh water with its uppermost part just below the water surface 3.2 inherent buoyancy upthrust provided by material which is less dense than water or by sealed chambers that are not inflatable and are filled with air or gas SIST EN 13138-2:2015

EN 13138-2:2014 (E) 7 3.3 buoyant aid for swimming instruction (in brief ‘swimming device’) garment or device which when worn or held correctly will provide the buoyancy required to become familiar with movement through the water, assist with learning to swim or to improve swimming strokes 3.4 minimum buoyancy least buoyancy required by the standard 3.5 original buoyancy buoyancy provided by the complete device when first tested 3.6 class A device buoyant device in which the child is in contact with the water positioned inside the buoyant structure so that it will keep the passive user in a stable floating position where the base of the chin is at or above the surface of the water. This device is intended to allow the user to become familiar with the water environment 3.7 class B device buoyant swimming device intended to be worn, to be securely attached to the body and to introd

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