FMS Seat Belt Safety Interlock System
- Help to prevent accidents and reduce operator injury
- Suitable for Internal combustion and electric equipment
- Enforces good driving practices
- Multiple options available
It Takes Less Time Too Buckle Up, Than It Does To Have A Serious or Fatal Accident
OSHA requires employers to ensure that their lift truck operators wear seat belts. This law is designed to reduce the number of lift truck operator injuries and fatalities. Failure to comply with this law increases the operator’s risk of injury or death. Seat belts are provided by the manufacturer in counterbalanced lift trucks, high lift trucks, reach trucks and lift trucks that are centre controlled for this reason. This law falls under the OSHA Act of 1996 Seat Belt Enforcement Memorandum.
The FMS Seat Belt Interlock monitors not only the seat belt, but also seat switch (where available) and handbrake (optional).
Developed with an intelligent micro-processor, the seat belt interlock will only allow equipment to be started when:
- The handbrake is applied (optional)
- The operator is in seat
- The seat belt is engaged.
This sequence must be used to start the machine to prevent operators engaging the seat belts before sitting and sitting on the belt.
If the seat belt is un-buckled after starting or during a trip, the FMS Seat Belt Interlock will disable drive and keep the vehicle in neutral until such time as the seat belt is buckled again, forcing the operator to use the seat belt at all times.