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PFD Testing & Lifejacket Servicing

25 March 2024 PFD Testing & Lifejacket Servicing

Whether you're a recreational enthusiast or a seasoned commercial boatie, ensuring your personal flotation device (PFD) is in optimal condition is non-negotiable. At Ovesco, we take pride in offering comprehensive PFD testing and lifejacket servicing to guarantee your safety while navigating the waves.

Understanding PFD Testing

PFD testing encompasses a rigorous evaluation process aimed at verifying that PFDs, including lifejackets and life vests, meet stringent safety standards and performance criteria before being deemed fit for use. In Australia, adherence to regulations, including mandatory servicing and certification every 12 months for commercial applications and recommended annual servicing for recreational use, is imperative.

The Ovesco Process

  1. Lifejacket Reception: You have the flexibility to either bring your lifejacket to our Newcastle workshop or ship it to us from anywhere across Australia, ensuring accessibility and convenience.

  2. Thorough Evaluation: Upon receipt, our trained technicians conduct a comprehensive assessment, visually inspecting the PFD, inflating and subjecting it to an overnight test to detect any leaks. Additionally, the CO2 cylinder is meticulously examined to verify its date and condition.

  3. Comprehensive Checks: Beyond the essentials, our technicians meticulously scrutinise every aspect, including the dates and condition of PFD lights, hammers, and other accessories, providing transparent advice regarding any necessary repairs or part replacements.

  4. Certification and Completion: Upon successful completion of the service, a certification is issued, affirming the PFD's compliance with safety standards. Our fully documented process ensures transparency and accountability, with most servicing tasks finalised within 2-3 business days.

At Ovesco, we recognise the gravity of ensuring your safety on the water. With our unmatched expertise, dedicated service centre, and commitment to excellence, entrusting us with your PFD testing and lifejacket servicing needs guarantees peace of mind, allowing you to navigate the waters with confidence.

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