VIKING service

VIKING recommends regular servicing of your liferaft

This will extend the life expectancy of your liferaft - but most importantly it is your guarantee that the liferaft works perfectly in a situation where it can mean the difference between life and death

This is to extend the lifetime of your equipment, but most importantly, to ensure that it’s in perfect working order when you might rely on it to save your life!

VIKING liferaft servicing checklist

  • Opening the container and disconnecting of the inflation system
  • Removal of the liferaft from the container
  • Container shell is cleaned and fibreglass is repaired if needed
  • Liferaft is inflated with compressed air
  • Liferaft is pressure tested including a 60 minute working pressure test of the lower buoyancy chamber, upper buoyancy chamber and arch chamber
  • If the liferaft is equipped with an inflatable floor, this is pressure tested
  • CO2 cylinder is checked for correct content level and weighed
  • Interior and exterior inspection of the liferaft
  • Emergency pack is checked and items replaced if expired according to regulations
  • Liferaft equipment is inspected and replaced if needed
  • Liferaft is deflated
  • Inflation systems and high pressure hoses are inspected, tested and re-connected
  • Logbook contained within the liferaft is completed providing a certified maintenance record
  • The liferaft is repacked, sealed and packed into the container or valise which again is relabelled
  • Servicing certificate is issued
  • Full documentation for service is archived according to regulations
  • Liferaft is prepared for dispatch
  • Detailed invoice is issued
  • 3 year service interval recommended for VIKING RescYouTM range liferafts
  • The liferaft is tested according to international regulations with specific tests that are required at various intervals, including:

Liferaft service intervals according to international regulations