Everyone who owns a life jacket must, by the end of year 2020, replace jackets labelled with the old Australian Standards numbers, 1512, 1499 and 2260. This Australian Standard was made redundant in 2010 and will all be written out of legislation in the year 2020.
All life jackets in use on Tasmanian boats will need to adhere to the new standard AS4758.1 by 1 January 2021. MAST has “grandfathered “ the older styled jackets for 10 years.
MAST first advised the boating public of this in the Spring issue of Boatwise 2010.