The Old4New lifejacket program is holding it’s popular trade in program on the Coast. It’s all about making more boaters aware of the range of modern lifejackets. Not only are they slim-fitting but there’s also a style to suit all different types of water activity.
Now in its fifth season running, the program is helping to promote wearing a lifejacket when you’re out on the water, especially when in smaller craft. Advice and guidance on lifejacket care and service is provided through the Old4New program and skippers are strongly encouraged to service their lifejacket in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. An inflatable lifejacket will only work if it’s kept in working order.
In the last decade alone, 8 out of 10 people who drowned in NSW while boating were not wearing a lifejacket. The Old4New program is just part of a wider campaign to get people into the right habit of putting on a lifejacket each time they go boating.
Source: Maritime Management website