Testing life jackets on the farms

16 May, 2016 - Campbell River, B.C.

Marine Harvest Canada's Health and Safety Department had a rare opportunity to tour marine sites in our Campbell River and Broughton production areas with representatives from Mustang Survival. Mustang’s Tony McCormick, Manufacturers Representative, and Polly Linbo Zou, Production Development Engineer, addressed concerns, educated staff and completed performance testing on different personal flotation devices (PFDs) in order to best understand the needs of the staff.

When asked about his experience with Marine Harvest Canada, Tony stated, "Polly and I had the opportunity to visit 11 of Marine Harvest’s farms and gained some valuable insight into the operations and the challenges facing everyone working at the sites. What is abundantly clear is that Marine Harvest takes safety extremely seriously and is prepared to do whatever is necessary to limit potential hazards and mitigate risks. We are happy to work with Marine Harvest on exploring ways to ensure the best use of Mustang Survival products as well as to consider the needs of fish farm use in future designs.”

This is only the first phase of our work with Mustang Survival. Future plans consist of product testing, cooperating in training initiatives at their Vancouver facility and bringing aquaculture needs onto the desk of those who design work jackets.Mustang PFD

Tony McCormick, MHC's Blaine Tremblay and Polly Linbo Zou discuss performance requirements and safety factors regarding our commonly used Mustang Survival PFDs.