Seat Belts for Counterbalances
A type of equipment that could carry loads that are approximately 30,000 pounds is a forklift. A forklift is also referred to as a counterbalance. Despite being large and sturdy, these industrial equipment still carry the potential risk of accident or crash. In order to be very safe, be sure to have operators put on the correct seat belt in the forklift and check that up to standard safety features are on board. People know that seat belts can save lives in case of an accident.
Three-Point Seat Belt
Three-point seat belts could extend across the upper body and over the lap. These belts offer an added safety degree by protecting your body. They are offered in both bench-seat and buckle-seat kinds. The 3-point seat belts are offered in either retractable and non-retractable kinds.
Retractable seat belts are usually utilized in most modern vehicles available. Although non-retractable styles increase safety, retractable styles provide much more comfort. It is impossible for a non-retractable seat belt to extend accidentally.
The kind of seat belt which only extends over the lower part of the body is a two-point lap belt. The majority of lap belts feature a push-button closure system and are non-retractable. In order to secure the seat belt, simply press on the belt button and then the two sides will separate.
Circuit-closed seat belt
The type of seat belt which forces a forklift operator to put on a seat belt is a circuit-closed seat belt. These seat belts have a micro-switch attached which enables an alarm to sound if an operator starts a vehicle and is not secured by a seat belt. The circuit-closed seat belts are made in both non-retractable and retractable lap-band kinds.