Seat Belts for Counterbalances
A forklift, also called a counterbalance, carries loads as heavy as 30,000 pounds. Despite being large and sturdy, these industrial machinery still bear the potential risk of accident or crash. To be able to be very safe, be sure to have operators wear the right seat belt inside the forklift and check that up to standard safety features are on board. People know that in the event of an accident, seat belts could save lives.
Three-Point Seat Belt
The types of seat belts which could extend both over the lap and across the upper body are the three-point seat belts. These belts offer an added safety degree by protecting your body. They are offered in both bench-seat and buckle-seat types. The 3-point seat belts are offered in either retractable and non-retractable styles.
Retractable seat belts are commonly used in the majority of modern vehicles available. Though non-retractable kinds increase safety, retractable styles provide a lot more comfort. It is not possible for a non-retractable seat belt to extend accidentally.
Two-point lap belts are those that extend over the lower portion of the body. The majority of lap belts feature a push-button closure system and are non-retractable. In order to secure the seat belt, just press on the belt button and the two sides will separate.
Circuit-closed seat belt
The circuit-closed seat belts are the kind that force forklift operators to wear a seat belt. These kinds of seat belts have a micro-switch attached that sounds an alarm if an operator starts a vehicle and is unsecured by a seat belt. The circuit-closed seat belts are made in both non-retractable and retractable lap-band kinds.