Lifejacket Clinic

The Lifesaving Society believes it is essential that everyone wear a lifejacket or Personal Flotation Device (PFD) regardless of their swimming ability when boating. Therefore, we invite you to host a Lifejacket Clinic at your facility.

The purpose(s) of the Lifejacket Clinic is:

  • To convey how important wearing a lifejacket is for everyone including participants, parents/guardians and the important safety features found on lifejackets/PFDs and the potential consequences of not wearing a lifejacket/PFD.
  • Ensure the public understands what "proper fit" means – especially for children.
  • Hands-on experience with different types of lifejackets and PFDs.
  • Understanding the effects of cold water.

Lifejacket Clinic Details:

  • This clinic requires few staff and no water, so it can be run in lobbies/ hallways, even local schools, malls and parking lots.
  • Offer an opportunity for the public to try on different lifejackets and PFDs.
  • Reinforce the importance of wearing a lifejacket.


Lifejacket Clinic - Lifejackets vs PFDs
Lifejacket Clinic - Action Steps
Lifejacket Clinic - Children
Lifejacket Clinic - Adults
Lifejacket Clinic - Cold Water Simulation Activity