Safety Harness mounting
From the start of 2017 the mounting of safety harnesses for the use of Frontal Head Restraints (FHR) has been in force. The main area of difference between traditional mounting and FHR mounting has been in the positioning of the shoulder straps.
The correct orientation of these straps is very important as an ill-fitting harness can cause be ineffective when it is needed the most.
The regulation in Schedule I reads as follows:
- Each safety harness must be homologated to FIA standards and it is strongly recommended to use only a 6 point harness homologated to FIA standard 8853/98. A safety harness with either a 75mm or a 50mm wide shoulder strap may be used with a FHR. The following shall apply:
- In plain terms either a 75mm (3 inch) belt or a 50mm (2 inch) belt can be used with FHR. Please note that some harnesses that are designed to be used with FHR cannot be used without FHR. These belts usually are 50mm over the shoulders and graduating to 75mm belts leading to the buckle.
For more information please refer to Safety Harness mounting