Bespoke driver restraint systems for quarrying, mining, construction and commercial vehicle applications.

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER98) requires restraint systems to be fitted to all machinery that has a risk of rolling over, providing a rollover structure is in place. The regulation also dictates that management must ensure that if a system is provided that it is used, regularly checked and well maintained.

1. Lap belt (LAP) – designed to restrain the thighs or pelvis in the event of a collision or roll-over.
2. Over shoulder, lap and diagonal belts (L&D) – designed to restrain the upper torso in a full frontal collision.
3. Full harness (FH) – designed to secure the operator within the envelope of the seat in a roll-over situation.

To decide which type of restraint is suitable we need to consider the environment and the type of vehicles invloved, for example, if there was a head-on collision between two of 50 tonne dump trucks, none of the above restraint systems are likely to be of assistance. However, if one of the trucks with a full ROPS rolled off a haul road the a full harness would be the best optoion is this would hold the driver safely within the seat envelope, whilst both a L&D and LAP would allow the upper torso to move about considerably with a much greater risk of driver injur

Solutions: with managment control

Lap Belts :: De-sensed interia with electronic switch to activate a warning it the seat belt is not fastened 

RollOver Restraint :: Integrated – Should straps providing visual varification  

Lap and Diagonal :: replacement webbing