It’s easy to forget to fasten your seat belt when driving or operating machinery around a mining operation. And yet, it’s one of the easiest things an equipment operator can do to stay safe.
Wearing a seat belt can protect you against injury in the event of a serious accident. It can also help you maintain control of equipment during extreme or sudden movements.
Seat belt design has been evolving in recent years in terms of operator comfort and responsiveness. For example, some belts will tighten automatically when your equipment gets to a critical tilting point. But you should always check to be certain that your belt is functioning properly.