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The SPRINGBELT seatbelt for extra operator safety in forklifts and industrial vehicles

Thursday, 22 October 2020 ( #997 )
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:
The SPRINGBELT™ QUICK - VISIBLE - SIMPLE - SAFE
From INDUSTRIAL SEATBELTS LTD.
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The SPRINGBELT™ is now UPGRADED to include an improved self centering spring-loaded mount. This means that it's always in the right place to put on. At the same time installation is a lot easier and there is also a lot less strain on the seat base, to which Springbelts are often mounted. Download our updated and informative brochure here.
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Now, combining with Seat Belt Sales of Christchurch, NZ, we supply all Seat Belts for all plant and for all motor vehicles.
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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.
leads to a compliance habit!
Also available with Switch Buckles if required. By - INDUSTRIAL SEATBELTS LTD. Contact us to find out more! INDUSTRIAL SEATBELTS LTD Web: www.springbelt.net Email: Send an email NZ Toll Free: 0508 58-00-00 International: +64 3 963-8886

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