of the component parts of a Seat Belt with Links to pictures & line
Generally black and polyester.
Designed to elongate in
an accident, to
Securon Colours Red, Blue, Grey,
Beige and Orange available.
Fluffing, fraying or broken strands
Generally about 47mm wide, wider 72mm is used
on 'special' heavy duty applications and Race/Rally Harnesses.
the Seat Belt has a Retractor.
the Seat Belt does not have a Retractor.
Designed to stow webbing not in use and lock in a predetermined situation.
Locking Retractors (ELRs) - lock in an emergency.
They can have:
a) Webbing sensors ie the
retractor will lock if the webbing is snatched.
b) Vehicle sensors ie the retractor will lock with sudden
vehicle movement. Typically abrupt stopping, vibration
or roll-over. Vehicle sensors require specific installation angles i.e
Technical definition (from ECE R16):
"A retractor which during normal driving conditions does not restrict
the freedom of movement by the wearer of the safety-belt.
Such a device has length adjusting components which automatically adjust
the strap to the wearer and a locking mechanism actuated in an emergency".
Locking Retractors (ALRs) which lock when the lap belt is put around
Technical definition (from ECE R16)
"A retractor allowing extraction of the strap to the desired
length and which, when the
buckle is fastened, automatically adjusts the strap to the wearer.
Further extraction of the strap is prevented without voluntary intervention
by the wearer."
to remove slack from the Seat Belt.
TONGUE (male) connector
part that is pushed into the Buckle to connect the Seat Belt.
BUCKLE (female) connector
part into which the tongue is pushed to connect the Seat Belt.
Located just on or below the hip on Seat Belts or on the lap
(unique to Securon). Released from the top or
Release. Released from the top.
4. 5 way Buckle released by a turn lever.
3. Options 1 & 2 with Micro Switch (IP67 Rated).
Part of buckle assembly used to connect the buckle to the Anchorage Point.
At the end of the webbing used to secure the Seat Belt to the Anchorage Point on the vehicle / seat.
Found in End
Brackets or other components i.e. the Retractor, Pillar Loop, Buckle
etc to secure the seat belt to the vehicle / seat.
i.e. set screws, nuts, washers, brackets etc.
Provided on the vehicle to attach the seatbelt.
A guide that helps the webbing flow
in the correct position. Used on 3 point belts with
Webbing that passes across the lap / bone structure
at the top of the legs.
Webbing that passes across the centre of the wearer's shoulder
Approximate and measured from
the centre of anchorage holes to mouths of buckles.
A Seat Belt should be clearly
marked to indicate that it is Approved to an Internationally recognised
'E' (Economic Commission for Europe Regulation 16)
Incorporated in some Seat Belt systems at the Retractor or Buckle
to help reduce webbing slack in the event of an accident.
Incorporated in some Seat Belt systems at the
Retractor or Buckle to help provide a warning and or
control a Pretensioner.