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, …

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 …

Ratchet Type Harness

Laurie Callender General Safety, Seatbelts

The ratchet type harness allows the competitor to tighten the lap belts easier and much tighter than normal methods. It is however important that the mounting of the device is performed correctly. Follow the manufactures …

Counterfeit Seat Belts

Laurie Callender General Safety, Seatbelts

There have been a number of issues regarding counterfeit seat belts brought to attention by both SFI and FIA recently. Both have their own methods of labelling etc. and you can find full details of …