Seat Belt Safety

 

IN 6 MONTHS ALONE H.O. PENN CUSTOMERS HAVE LOGGED OVER 21,000 CASES OF OPERATOR SEATBELT NOT FASTENED WHILE MACHINE IN MOTION.

FAULT CODE E1388 – OPERATOR SEAT BELT UNFASTENED WHILE MACHINE IS NOT IDLE 

Activates if the following conditions occur:
1. Key Switch is on.
2. Operator Seat Belt Switch is unfastened.
3. Park Brake is disengaged.
The Operator Seat Belt Action Alarm is active for up to 5 minutes.
Ensure that the operator seat belt is fastened properly. 

 

This fault can escalate to E1434 – Operator Seat Belt Unfastened

The operator is operating the machine with the seat belt unfastened. Active only event. The event will be active for 5 minutes while the machine is being operated with seat belt unfastened

 

SEAT BELTS SAVE HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR LIVES

The single most effective step you can take to protect yourself while operating a piece of heavy equipment is to buckle up. Get operators in the habit of strapping in every time they sit down behind the controls.

Wearing a seat belt is one of the simplest and most effective ways to stay safe while operating equipment. However, human error always remains a real possibility. Sometimes busy operators simply forget to buckle up— especially if their attention is focused elsewhere.

When it comes to construction equipment caterpillar feels that seat belt use should be second nature. Caterpillar machines contain a multitude of safety features. Few are as easy, as basic, or as important as seatbelts.

For decades caterpillar has encouraged this common sense practice.

The operation and maintenance manual in every caterpillar machine, reminds operators that seatbelts must be worn whenever the operator is seated in the operators compartment.

IN THE EVENT OF A ROLLOVER, TIP OVER, IMPACT, OR A SUDDEN STOP, YOUR SEATBELT IS DESIGNED TO KEEP YOU IN THE SAFE ZONE.

Fast or slow, big or small, it makes no difference. Your seatbelt does much more than just protect you in the event of collision.

Your seatbelt is a critical component of a larger system that caterpillar uses to keep you safe. If a machine rolls or tips, your seatbelt is intended to keep you within the protected space provided by your machines Rollover Protected Structure (ROPS).

Over the years, Caterpillar Data has consistently shown that operators who wear their seatbelts thereby remain in the protected space of the ROPS, have a dramatically improved chance of walking away unharmed from a rollover, tip over, or sudden stop.

SAFETY IS A FULL TIME JOB – DON’T MAKE IT A PART TIME PRACTICE!

Seatbelts reduce the risk of serious injury. Seatbelts are there for your safety, and that’s something that you should never compromise.

Failure to wear a seat belt not only presents a safety risk, it also may violate local regulations. In fact, seat belt usage is mandatory on many job sites. That means even a single infraction could shut down productivity and possibly cause your company to incur penalties.