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Life Rings & Lifebuoy Ring Housing

Lifebuoys Direct are leading suppliers of commercial and leisure water safety equipment. Here you’ll find our life rings and related housings.

What is a life ring (lifebuoy)?

A life ring is a buoyant ring-shaped device used to assist a person struggling to stay afloat in water and at risk of drowning. In an emergency situation, a lifebuoy should be thrown to the casualty with the throw line attached so it can easily be held on to and the casualty can be pulled to safety, by the rescuer holding the other end of the throw line.

Life rings should be available close to any body of water that presents a drowning risk or could be dangerous if a person fell in. A comprehensive risk assessment should be carried out to ascertain which lifebuoys should be used and where they should be positioned.

Only 30″ life rings are required to comply with SOLAS regulations as there are no regulations for 24″ lifebuoys. Please also note that sizes 30″ and 24″ are nominal and the actually sizes of each lifebuoy in cm, is on the product page description.

You can use our help with choosing page to assist with selecting the right lifebuoy for your needs. We also stock a range for different throw lines including encapsulated/enclosed throw lines which can be attached to the lifebuoys to assist with deploying and retrieval. See links below:

Throw lines and floating rope

Help with choosing

Our most popular life ring

Wikipedia link about lifebuoys