Rhiwbach Buoyancy Aids

Users of Rhiwbach are asked to contribute towards a batch of buoyancy aids which are available for groups to use to cross the flooded chamber on floor one of the mine.

Buoyancy Aids (and Life Jackets) are used at the users own risk; instructional staff should satisfy themselves that the BAs are fit for purpose prior to each user. Any suspect BAs should be removed from the mine and the users group notified by either submitting the attached form, or emailing the users group: minereports@googlegroups.com

Will it be repaired or destroyed? (required)

Float Test

Check Sheet

Initial set up

Buoyancy Aid Options for 2018

Following the poll we’re looking to invest in 20 of the Four B 70N, these were purchased in October 2019, and are currently in the mine. 

Four B 70N: http://crewsaver.com/uk/9326/leisure/buoyancy-aids/16439/FourB70N

Pros: Easy buckles (no zip to get damaged). Cost

Cons: Buckles have gone missing/broken. Lots of buckles to do up. Bulky with a rucksack on