Auto EquipmentSafety Equipment Swim Safe Use Life Jackets By Tessa Lukan - 05/11/2015 0 72 Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Life jacket is the most important thing for a non – swimmer. It is a piece of equipment which saves the person wearing it from drowning which means it keeps the person afloat in water. Not just today but even in the ancient times people used life jackets made of natural materials like simple blocks of wood or corks to help them float in water. But in today’s world they are made of synthetic material like nylon cloth. Life jackets may be of different types depending on the place where it is being used. For example on the planes they are mandatory, and in planes the life jackets are the inflatable kind which can be used in case of emergency. For the use on ships they are made of foam. They are always kept near water bodies to use in worst case scenario. Today life jackets are used not only for commercial use but also recreational purposes. They are used by teenagers and young people in water sports such as canoeing, kayaking, and recreational boating. They are available in various styles and sizes as per the requirement of the individual. There are different kind of life jackets for example in some of them the air chambers can be inflated by pulling a cord and in some cases contain a pill which dissolves when it comes in contact with water and the air chamber is inflated. Thus ,you can choose according to your preference.