Correct Seat Belt Use


All of our seat belt products carry the certification mark of Benchmark which is your assurance of quality, and when installed in accordance with the instructions below, will provide the required degree of protection to the occupant in most accidents. We are the major original equipment supplier of seat belts in Australia and present the Australian consumer the best products in quality and performance.

WARNING!

Seat belts are designed to bear upon the bony structure of the body, and must be worn low across the front of the pelvis, or the pelvis, chest and shoulders, as applicable. Wearing of the lap section of the belt across the abdominal area must be avoided.

TO GET THE FULL BENEFIT FROM A SEAT BELT:

See also: Seat Belt Safety Checklist

Seat belts should not be anchored to damaged or decayed metal, wooden or plastic structures, or to seats (unless anchor location has been provided by the vehicle manufacturer).
Seat belt should not be attached to child restraint anchors provided in the vehicle.

HOW TO FIT AND WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT CORRECTLY:

To Buckle up slide the tongue into the slot at the open end of the buckle. It is correctly engaged when you hear a positive click.

LAP SASH COMBINATION BELTS:

To adjust the belt, feed the slack webbing through the tongue from the lap part of the belt. Finally, tighten by pulling the loose end of the webbing through the adjuster located on the outboard sash section of the belt just above the shoulder.

LAP SASH COMBINATION BELTS FOR FRONT SEATS:

  1. Adjust the seat to the most convenient driving position
  2. To adjust the belt, feed the slack webbing through the tongue from the lap part of the belt. Finally tighten by pulling the loose end of the webbing through the adjuster located on the outboard sash section of the belt just above the shoulder
  3. To lengthen the belt, tilt the adjuster away from the webbing (about 30°) while pulling on the sash section of the belt.

LAP SASH COMBINATION BELTS FOR REAR SEATS:

  1. To adjust the belt, feed the slack webbing through the tongue from the lap part of the belt. Finally tighten by pulling the loose end of the webbing through the adjuster located on the outboard sash section of the belt just above the shoulder
  2. To lengthen the belt, tilt the adjuster away from the webbing (about 30°) while pulling on the sash section of the belt.