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Document ID (ISN)108022
CIS number 08-703
Year 2005
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 406
Author(s) Smith T., Couper G., Donaldson W., Neale M., Caroll J.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Seatbelt performance in quarry vehicle incidents - Final report
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. vi, 141p. Illus. 42 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract The most frequent type of accident in quarries is those involving vehicles, accounting for approximately 40% of all accidents. Various industry standards have been implemented in the United Kingdom, including those applying to all-round visibility from vehicles, edge protection and brake testing, in order to reduce the number of casualties. The effectiveness of restraint systems is considered as the next step to achieving further safety improvements. In this study, current standards and practices of several countries were firstly reviewed. Next, a range of accident conditions were simulated using human body numerical models that were evaluated against data from full scale tests. Findings are discussed. Restraint of the torso was shown to provide additional benefits over the current lap belts.
Descriptors (primary) drivers cabs; mining machines; harnesses; safety belts; quarrying industry
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; report; comparative study; glossary; comment on standard; mathematical simulation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Belts, harnesses and lifelines
Road transportation
Mining and quarrying