After many years as a road building contractor, Civil Engineer Don Wilkinson became concerned with the need for improved safety for plant operators. Over his more recent years in construction, Don developed and patented the concept of:
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Born out of 50 years' Construction Experience. Don Wilkinson (Civil Engineering Contractor) always knew why plant operators didn't like Seat Belts! "Just too difficult!"
The SPRINGBELT™ concept of a simpler, more accessible occupant restraint for mobile mechanical plant has been designed, developed, and tested in New Zealand over a period of some 12 years; and is now marketed in many countries around the world.
This research and development by Don has been with the aim of reducing reluctance, by eliminating the causes of frustration, and thereby the resistance to the use of seat belts.
"TO GET USED, A SEAT BELT HAS TO BE EASY - QUICK AND UNAVOIDABLE."
"GENERALLY MOST SEAT BELTS ARE INACCESSIBLE AND UNUSED."
The problem with MOBILE MECHANICAL PLANT seatbelts has been the difficult location of belts and buckles. Squeezed beside the seat, both parts can be difficult to access.
Heavy clothing, gloved hands and frequent use, leads to frustration. Operators ignore them!
SPRINGBELT has addressed this problem. Deployment is EASY and QUICK.
Frustration is eliminated.
Other methods, switch buckles etc. have not overcome the difficulty.
They have simply added to the difficulty with enforced compulsion by electro-interlocks.
And - being electro-mechanical they can be prone to failure in time.
If the switch fails the machine stops, associated other machines stop, trucks stop, the work stops.
SPRINGBELT™ has been developed to make compliance EASIER
ALL other switches and interlocks can make compliance even HARDER
AND SO THERE IS A DIFFERENCE - SPRINGBELT™ becomes a HABIT-FORMING-FRIEND.
SPRINGBELT is now accepted and installed by many who recognise the advantage of uncomplicated simplicity AND WHO TAKE SAFETY SERIOUSLY.
Also available with Switch Buckles if required.
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