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Buoyant aids for swimming instruction - Part 4: Test manikin for in water performance testing of buoyant aids to be worn

General information

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

European Norm

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


This European Standard specifies safety and performance requirements regarding the in-water behaviour of Buoyant aids for swimming instruction according to EN 13138-1. It specifies in-water test methods based on the application of test manikin as well as on human test subjects.
This European Standard covers class B devices that are designed to be securely attached to the body and which have either inherent buoyancy or can be inflated. These devices are intended to introduce the user to the range of swimming strokes. It does not apply to buoyancy aids, lifejackets or aquatic toys.

Life cycle


prEN 13138-4
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