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ILNAS-EN 13138-1:2021 Edition 10/2021
Buoyant aids for swimming instruction - Part 1: Safety requirements and test methods for buoyant aids to be worn
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This document specifies safety and in water performance requirements for construction, sizing, marking and information supplied by the manufacturer for swimming aids intended to ensure a degree of buoyancy to assist beginners with movement through the water while learning to swim or while learning part of a swimming stroke. It also gives methods of test for verification of these requirements. This document applies only to swimming devices that are designed to be worn, to be securely attached to the body and which have either inherent buoyancy or can be inflated. It only applies to class B swimming devices intended to introduce the user to the range of swimming strokes. It does not apply to class A or class C swimming devices, to pull buoys, swim rings, lifebuoys, buoyancy aids, lifejackets or aquatic toys. This document is not applicable for products known as 'baby neck rings' aiming to keep the user's airways above the water level.


Standard - Active


Technical Committee :
CEN/TC 162 : Protective clothing including hand and arm protection and lifejackets


start of the vote on the project    14/05/2020   date of ratification (dor)    18/07/2021
end of the vote on the project    06/08/2020   date of anouncement (doa)    31/01/2022
start of the vote on the final project    22/04/2021   date of publication (dop)    30/04/2022
end of the vote on the final project    17/06/2021   date of withdrawal (dow)    30/04/2022

Publication Official Journal
of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
Reference Mémorial A N° 195


ILNAS-EN 13138-1:2021/AC:2022

Relations to older standards
ILNAS-EN 13138-1:2014

International Classification for Standards (ICS codes) :

13.340.70 : Lifejackets, buoyancy aids and flotation devices
97.220.40 : Outdoor and water sports equipment


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