Life raft service

Life raft service

 

Life raft Service

 

A World of Service

Buying a Great Circle Life Raft gives you access to one of the world’s largest network of authorised life-raft service facilities. Competent technicians are ready to assist you in over 120 service stations around the world.

For assistance, or for the list of approved Great Circle Service Centres, please contact us at Great Circle.

Three Year Extended Service Interval

Your Great Circle Oceanmaster®  Life Raft is vacuum sealed in a rugged plastic envelope for extra protection and extended servicing intervals. Since life rafts contain many degradable components, we recommend the following minimum service schedule:

1st service – within 3 years

2nd service – within 3 years of first service

3rd service – within 3 years of second service

4th and subsequent service intervals – not exceeding one year

Some state marine authorities and boating organisations require life rafts for commercial vessels under survey requirements and yachts engaged in racing to be serviced annually, bi-annually or at specified regular intervals. Great Circle Life Rafts will be pleased to advise you of your servicing requirements in these instances.

Servicing of Great Circle Oceanmaster®  Life Rafts should be carried out by an authorised Great Circle Life Raft service facility. Call us at Great Circle on 1300 306 381 (Australia wide) or visit our web site www.greatcircleliferafts.com.au and we will be pleased to assist you further.  

 

The steps involved in inspecting and servicing a Great Circle Life Raft are comprehensive and contained within an approved life raft service manual. A detailed checklist guides all tasks performed by qualified technicians, who will:

►Open the canister or valise.

►Unfold and inflate the life raft.

►Inspect all components of the life raft.

►Test the inflation system: firing head, valves and buoyancy tubes.

►Check all emergency equipment.

►Replace out of date equipment (or will be before the next service).   

►Hydrostatic test of inflation cylinder (depending on raft’s age).

►Re-pack and reseal the raft in its protective envelope and close canister.

 Service charges

Great Circle Life rafts service fees are based on the raft model, capacity and equipment. Parts and equipment that are replaced due to expiration or failure during testing are an additional charge. Our priority at all times is to provide life raft service as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

 

Life Raft Service Charges*

4 person

Oceanmaster & Coastmaster

$280.00

6 person

Oceanmaster, Coastmaster & Speedmaster

$295.00

8 person

Oceanmaster & Coastmaster

$335.00

10 person

Oceanmaster

$375.00

12 person

Oceanmaster

$395.00

15 person

Oceanmaster & Speedmaster

$475.00

16 person

Oceanmaster

$495.00

20 person

Oceanmaster

$560.00

25 person

Oceanmaster & Speedmaster

$635.00

50 person

Oceanmaster & Speedmaster

$780.00

65 person

Speedmaster

$860.00

*Prices include GST. Service fee only; excludes expired components (e.g. food & water rations, flares etc.), parts and cylinder recharge/test when required at specified service intervals.

 

Life jacket service

 

Life jacket service

 

Inflatable Life Jacket Servicing

The steps involved when we inspect and service your inflatable life jacket are comprehensive and in accordance with Australian Standards AS1512 and AS4758.1 for inflatable PFD’s

A detailed checklist guides all tasks performed by qualified technicians, who will:

►Open the canister or valise.

►Unfold and inflate the life raft.

►Inspect all components of the life raft.

►Test the inflation system: firing head, valves and buoyancy tubes.

►Check all emergency equipment.

►Replace out of date equipment (or will be before the next service).   

►Hydrostatic test of inflation cylinder (depending on raft’s age).

►Re-pack and reseal the raft in its protective envelope and close canister.

 

Service charges

Great Circle Life rafts service fees are based on the raft model, capacity and equipment. Parts and equipment that are replaced due to expiration or failure during testing are an additional charge. Our priority at all times is to provide life raft service as quickly and cost effectively as possible.



Life Jacket Service Charges*

 

 

 

 

*Prices include GST. Service fee only; excludes expired components (e.g. cylinder replacement.

 

 

Inflatable lifejacket servicing

Your lifejacket is an important piece of technical safety equipment.  

Most inflatable lifejackets require servicing every 12 months. Some manufactures allow testing by the owner. This should be stated on the lifejacket or the manufactures website.

The basic survey fee covers:

•  Bladder inflated and digitally tested for pressure loss.

•  Check inflatable stole for abrasion and stole welds for embrittlement.

•  Examine gas cylinder to check the minumum weight and to check for corrosion.

•  Check the operating head, base cartridge on auto models, safety clip and cylinder seat gaskets.

•  Check operation of manifold non return valve and check the seal, stud and nut for damage.

•  Check oral tube at seal, bend and shaft for damage, check dust cap is present and check the operation of the non return valve.

•  Check whistle is present and operational.

•  Examine the retroreflective tape.

•  Examine buckles and closures for damage.

•  Examine webbings and the security of stiching throughout including all bound edges for fraying.

•  Check the sea-light, sprayhood and crotch strap if fitted.

•  Check the condition of the cover.

check condition

•  Lifejacket is tagged with next service date.

•  Certificate printed.

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