Crewsaver launches cylinder locking system

Survitec brand, Crewsaver, has launched Exolok. This is a cylinder locking system that is said to provide increased security for gas cylinders attached to lifejackets. It allows a visual check to see that a gas cylinder is correctly threaded – by glancing at two arrows.

Exolok will be fitted to all Crewsaver lifejackets going forwards. Owners can retrofit the system to all existing Crewsaver lifejackets with UML or Halkey Roberts firing heads. Plus, from March 2021, Crewsaver inflatable lifejacket services carried out by approved service stations will incorporate the system as standard.

“At Crewsaver, we see it as our role to not only build the safest lifejackets available but also to ensure they are worn correctly and are always ready for action,” says Matthew Bridge, Crewsaver’s commercial director. “People can be confident on the water when they know their kit will work.”

The orange Exolok system is for UML operating mechanisms, while the yellow is for Halkey Roberts firing heads. The system will be available to buy from mid-March, with an RRP of £5.

Even though Exolok offers additional peace of mind, Crewsaver says all existing advisories remain in place for regular lifejacket services.

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