GME PLBs should only be packed in life rafts by appropriately authorised, factory trained, and qualified personnel, using only the manufacturer’s approved packing methods.
Special attention must be paid to the amount of space available in or on the equipment pack, inside the life raft.
Do not compress the PLB in any way during packing of the raft; as serious mechanical and/or electrical damage could occur.
The PLB should always be stowed in its protective carry case.
Any damage caused to a GME PLB by incorrect placement or packing in a life raft will not be covered by warranty.
It is recommended, within the scope of individual manufacturer packing instructions and manuals, that the PLB be secured in a protective heat-sealed plastic bag as used in stowing food and water in the equipment pack.
If space allows, cover with packing foam inside the plastic bag. Evacuate as much air as possible before sealing the plastic bag.
Individual life raft manufacturers may have issued precise instructions for the stowage of PLBs in their rafts, so it is important to study the manufacturers’ instructions before packing a PLB into any raft.
If in any doubt contact the life raft manufacturer for specific advice.