Safety belt with tensioning

University of Central Lancashire (2012) Safety belt with tensioning.

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A safety belt 4 comprising one or more tensioning elements 8 for exerting tension between first and second ends of the belt, and a quick release fastening means 5 attached to a first end of the belt 4 for releaseably retaining the second end of the belt 4 around the user. The tensioning element 8 may be a resiliently extendable portion of the belt formed by an elasticated material. The belt 4 may have means for attaching to a lanyard (not shown). The belt 4 may be combined with a safety harness such as a life jacket (1, Figure 1). The device enables the user to quickly release the belt 4 and thus the lanyard, the elasticated portion 8 helping to reduce release failure.

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