NZS 5823:2005

Specification for buoyancy aids and marine safety harnesses and lines

This document has been re-assessed by the committee, and judged to still be up to date.

Sets out general and specific requirements for the following types of buoyancy aids for surface water use such as boating and water skiing: coastal lifejackets for use in coastal waters; lifejackets for use in sheltered waters; buoyancy vests; buoyancy aid wet suits; buoyancy garments; rescue buoys; float-off buoyancy aids and specialist lifejackets. Also covers selection of the various buoyancy aids and their care. Sets out requirements for safety harnesses and lines for use by yachtsmen and other boat users. Specifies general design requirements, constructional requirements, test methods and requirements for individual components, together with a performance test and labeling requirements for the finished article.

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Amendment history

Supersedes

Publishing information

Status: CURRENT

Published: 29/05/2005

Pages: 92

Committee:  P5823

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Good Practice Guidelines: Health and Safety at Opencast Mines, Alluvial Mines and Quarries

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  9.4.5

Citation Context:
When using lifejackets they must meet NZS 5823:1999 (sic), NZS 5823:2001, or NZS 5823:2005 – Specification for buoyancy aids and marine safety harnesses and lines – or another national standard substantially complying with the New Zealand standards.

Maritime Rules Part 91: Navigation Safety Rules

Ministry:  Maritime New Zealand
Section:  91.4(4)(a)

Citation Context:
Amendment 2 to this Rule includes NZS 5823:2005 as an acceptable Standard in some situations

Maritime Rules Part 91: Navigation Safety Rules

Ministry:  Maritime New Zealand
Section:  3(2)

Citation Context:
Amends the principle Rule by including NZS 5823:2005 as an acceptable Standard in some situations.

Maritime Rules Part 91: Navigation Safety Rules

Ministry:  Maritime New Zealand
Section:  91.2 Definitions

Citation Context:
Personal flotation device means any serviceable buoyancy aid that is designed to be worn on the body and that is certified by a recognised authority as meeting - (a) ...type 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, or 406 in NZ Standard 5823:2005... ...or (b) a nationa

Lake Taupo Navigation Safety Bylaw 2010

Ministry:  Department of Internal Affairs
Section:  1.3 Definitions

Citation Context:
Personal flotation device means any serviceable buoyancy aid that is designed to be worn on the body and that is certified by a recognised authority as meeting (a) ... type 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, or 406 in NZ Standard 5823:2005; or (b) a national or an

Maritime Rules Part 42a: Safety Equipment - Lifesaving Appliance Performance Standards

Ministry:  Maritime New Zealand
Section:  42A.21 Marine safety harnesses and safety lines

Citation Context:
NZS 5823:2005 is a valid Standard under this clause

Maritime Rules Part 80: Marine Craft Used For Adventure Tourism - Code Of Practice For The Safety Of Jet Boats Operating On Rivers - Revoked

Ministry:  Maritime New Zealand
Section:  Appendix 1-4

Citation Context:
Every person on board the jet boat must be provided with a lifejacket and this is to be worn at all times when the boat is on the water. Suitable children's lifejackets must be provided when children are carried. Lifejackets must comply with NZS 5823:1989, NZS 5823:2001 or NZS 5823:2005 as amended by Standards New Zealand from time to time, but are not required to meet the light retro-reflective tape requirement contained in that standard.

Maritime Rules Part 81: Commercial Rafting Operations

Ministry:  Maritime New Zealand
Section:  80B.28 Specialist personal flotation devices

Citation Context:
MNZ comment—MNZ acknowledges that NZ Standard 5823:2005 neglects to address manufacturing requirements for a children’s type 406 device. MNZ proposes to amend the rule to provide that children may use fit-for-purpose type 402 PFDs, as also passengers of a

Civil Aviation Rules Part 91 General Operating and Flight Rules

Ministry:  Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
Section:  Appendix A.14(b)

Citation Context:
A life preserver must meet the requirements of - (1) for inflatable life preservers - ...(iii) New Zealand Standard NZ 5823; and...

Maritime Rules Part 91: Navigation Safety Rules - Advisory Circular 91-2: 1 September 2012

Ministry:  Maritime New Zealand
Section:  Various places

Citation Context:
NZS 5823 (all editions) are mentioned in various places throughout this Advisory Circular.

Queenstown Lakes District Council Navigation Safety Bylaw 2009

Ministry:  Queenstown Lakes District Council
Section:  Definitions

Citation Context:
Defines Lifejacket as a personal flotation device that meets NZ Standard NZS 5823:2005 or...

Lake Taupo Navigation Safety Bylaw 2010

Ministry:  Department of Internal Affairs
Section:  Schedule 4

Citation Context:
In this rule, buoyancy aid means (a) a buoyancy aid as defined in NZ Standard 5823:1989 or NZ Standard 5823:2001 or NZ Standard 5823:20051; or .... For the purposes of subrules (1) and (6), in the case of a paddle craft, a personal flotation device includ

Maritime Rules Part 42a: Safety Equipment - Lifesaving Appliance Performance Standards

Ministry:  Maritime New Zealand
Section:  42A.19 Non-SOLAS lifejackets

Citation Context:
Any required non-SOLAS lifejacket must meet the requirements of NZS 5823:2005...

Maritime Rules Part 81: Commercial Rafting Operations

Ministry:  Maritime New Zealand
Section:  80B.20 Clothing

Citation Context:
MNZ comment - Rule 80B.20 (a) refers to the personal flotation device used by raft guides. Recognising the diversity of PFDs used by raft guides, a specific type of PFD has not been prescribed. A type 406 specialist PFD, as defined by NZS 5823:2005, cover

Maritime Rules Part 81: Commercial Rafting Operations

Ministry:  Maritime New Zealand
Section:  81.1 Definitions

Citation Context:
type 402 personal flotation device or type 402 means a buoyancy aid that complies with section 402 of the New Zealand standard for buoyancy aids (NZS 5823:2005); type 406 specialist personal flotation device or type 406 means a buoyancy aid that complies

Maritime Rules Part 42a: Safety Equipment - Lifesaving Appliance Performance Standards

Ministry:  Maritime New Zealand
Section:  42A.20 Buoyancy vests

Citation Context:
NZS 5823:2005 is a valid Standard under this clause

Good Practice Guidelines: Health and Safety at Opencast Mines, Alluvial Mines and Quarries

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  22

Citation Context:
NZS 5823:2005 Specification for buoyancy aids and marine safety harnesses and lines

Maritime Rules Part 82: Commercial Jet Boat Operations - River

Ministry:  Maritime New Zealand
Section:  82

Citation Context:
Type 401 personal flotation device or type 401 means a buoyancy aid that complies with section 401 of the New Zealand standard for buoyancy aids (NZS 5823:2005): Type 402 personal flotation device or type 402 means a buoyancy aid that complies with section 402 of the New Zealand standard for buoyancy aids (NZS 5823:2005): Type 406 specialist personal flotation device or type 406 means a buoyancy aid that complies with section 406 of the New Zealand standard for buoyancy aids (NZS 5823:2005).

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