Collbros Mobile Mechanics

 Checking the belts

Seat Belts save lives - If they are in good condition!

Collbros, Seatbelts

BUCKLE AND CONNECTION TO THE VEHICLE

Check buckle is not damaged. Test security and operation by connecting the buckle and tongue, then try to pull apart; while pulling, press button to ensure release. Check for weakness in connection to vehicle. Waggle flexible stalks and listen for clicking sounds which indicate broken cable strands.

RE-TRACTOR

With seat belt fastened, and unoccupied seat in rearmost position, all webbing must retract fully.
                                                                 
LOCKING
The belt should lock under hard braking at 5mph and when the webbing is snatched from the retractor.

WEBBING
Check webbing and stitching for deterioration, especially:

  • Nicks, cuts or holes

  • Frayed of fluffed webbing

  • Frayed, insecure, incomplete or repaired stitching

FITTINGS AND ADJUSTERS

Check condition, especially for fractures and deterioration, and operation.


MARKINGS
Look for 'E' (Economic Commission for Europe) or 'BSI' (British Standards Institute) approval symbols.
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