Triggering a PLB

Practical examples of how to trigger a PLB

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. Andrew Jackson

Unfortunately, the circumstances where you will have to trigger a PLB will usually be quite stressful. It’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with your PLB beforehand.

After you have purchased or hired your PLB, unpack the PLB and familiarise yourself with the unit. Get to know how to activate it, and when to use it. Careful not to break the seal or actually activate the unit when getting familiar with it. It is a single use device and needs to be replaced after it has been activated.

While we do not endorse any particular brand of PLBs, here are a selection of popular models: