Choosing a flotation device 2

When you have selected your flotation aid, try it on and make sure it has a comfortable but snug fit. The label provided on the jacket gives information about recommended size and weight of the wearer.
Never select a jacket which is too big, and do not provide a child with an adult jacket, due to the danger of the child slipping through it when in the water.
Choose a bright color, like orange, and a jacket with retro – reflective tape on it, so rescuers can more easily spot you in dark water.
A whistle and a water activated light should also be attached.
These are helpful items in the dark or in restricted visibility.