Off Season Safety Checks

Laurie Callender General Safety

During any off season, you have the chance to check your safety gear to ensure it is still in good condition, has not expired and still meets your Sports Body’s Rules. Below is a handy …

Lateral Movement

Shoulder Belt Location

Laurie Callender Seatbelts

There have been a number of issues found where the shoulder belts contact the seat apertures due to the belt not being secured from lateral movement. These have been found in both Speedway and Jetsprint …

Counterfeit Sparco Suit

Laurie Callender General Safety, Race Suit

Recently Sparco suits were being sold on TradeMe that were found to be non-genuine. These have been investigated by the Commerce Commission under the Fair Trading Act and they have just released their findings. Basically, …

CMR Helmet label

Fake CMR2007 Child Karting Helmet

Laurie Callender Helmets, Karting

Recently in the UK a fraudulent Snell/FIA CMR2007 labelled helmet was found. The helmet also had a British Standard BS6658:1985 label attached to the side of the helmet. The issues here are: There is no …

Frontal Head Restraints (FHRs)

Laurie Callender General Safety

There is much discussion about making these devices compulsory with some Sports Bodies and lately some tracks however there is more to just buying a device and going racing with it. What is an FHR? …

SFI 16.1 and 16.5 Seatbelt Standards

Laurie Callender Seatbelts

There are 4 different SFi standards for seat belts, 16.1, 16.2, 16.5 and 16.6 and currently the rules in most forms of NZ motorsport allow approved SFI belts with either a 16.1 or 16.5 rating. …

Seat Belt Labelling

Laurie Callender General Safety, Seatbelts

A recent question was asked on the validity of seat belts if one of the approval labels is missing. The short answer is, the belts would be invalid for use. Seat belts are sold as …

Correct fitting of Arm Restraints

Laurie Callender General Safety

Arm restraints are compulsory in Speedway Open Wheel racing but should also be worn in other forms of Open Cockpit racing including, Off Road, Power Boating or any form of motorsport where a rolling vehicle …