Service Lifejackets

LIFE - JACKET SAFETY Type 150 - EN 396 Full automatically inflated

  • For persons more than 50 kg. Buoyancy : 160 N.
  • Check Life Jacket before use (Is gas cylinder charged and fully screwed in? Is bobbin undamaged?)
  • PUTTING ON: Put Life-Jacket on. Close all fasteners and set all adjustable parts to optimum fit.
  • WARNINGS: This Life Jacket is only a Life Jacket when fully inflated.
    Do not use as a cushion.
    Store dry without pressure .
    In combination with special clothing and under special circumstances full effciency is not guarenteed. When wearing clothes that is likely to have air inclusions this Life Jacket should not be used. (Air inclusions in your clothes will probably avoid proper working of this Life Jacket).




If commercially used, life-jackets with air-automatic facility ought to be given maintenance checks at the latest after 2 years, and annually thereafter. After 10 years the life-jacket should be replaced in any event.

No maintenance is mandatory when privately used. In the interest of safety it is recommended, that the same conditions though should be applied. Every maintenance check is recorded and confirmed in writing on the air-bladder.

After inflation replace gas cylinder, bobbin and safety indicator clip. An inspection at the producer/service station every year is suggested.

Maintenance check at the factory

GRABNER maintenance checks at the factory encompasses:

  • checking of 24 h air-holding properties
  • oral inflation tube - valve
  • CO2 cartridge
  • securing-ring
  • trigger
  • gaskets
  • whistles
  • reflexing-strips
  • cover, belts and straps, 
  • incl. maintenance - report


  • Step 1: Unscrew used CO2 cylinder in a counter - clockwise direction and immediately throw-away.
    Do not insert new cylinder at this time. it will discharge.
  • Step 2: Unscrew the clear cap on the bottom of the inflator in a counter-clockwise direction. Remove and discard used red plastic bobbin element.
  • Step 3: Rinse any white residue remaining in or on the cap from the cap or body of the inflator.
    Shake dry or allow to air dry. Fresh water rinse is desireable.
  • Step 4: Insert a fresh bobbin.
    Check date to ensure the bobbin is less than 3 years old. Replace clear cap on inflator securely but do not overtighten.
    Green indicator will show inside cap.
  • Step 5: If manual lever is out or the green indicator tab is missing, ensure the lever is within the inflator body and carefully insert a new green indicator tab so that it fully covers the red semi-circle on the body.
  • WARNING: Both green indicators must be visible before continuing !!
  • Step 6: Look into the threaded cylinder receiver and view the gasket. Replace if worn.
  • Step 7: Inspect the face of the new cylinder. Be sure it is smooth and has no holes or scratches.
    There is a gross weight on the cylinder. If you have any question about the cylinder face, weigh the cylinder on a scale such as a postage scale. Compare the weight on the cylinder to the actual weight.
    If they do not match, fet another cylinder.
  • Step 8: Screw the new cylinder in a clockwise direction into the cylinder receiver firmly.
    Do not overt-tighten, but ensure the fit is thight.
  • Step 9: Check the arming indicators on your inflator every boating trip. They will tell you if there is need for service.
    Check the cylinder face regularly. Ensure it is operational.

A : Cap

B : Bobbin

C : Indicator-Clip

D : Body

E : Cylinder receiver

F : Lever

G :  CO2 Cartridge 34 g