Planned and Unplanned Emergencies
This form does not yet contain any fields.
    Navigation
    Thursday
    Jul152010

    Infant Seat Belt

    You may well be familiar with the Infant Seat Belt - indeed the same type of belt is used throughout the aviation industry and looks like this.

            

    The small loop attahes to the adult seat waist harness, and the Infant Seat Belt is fitted to the small child. 

    However, when using the Infant Seat Belt in a Bizjet, you do have to be careful when attaching it to the waist belt of the parent.  In a lot of Bizjets, the shoulder harness in the adult seat is detachable from the waist belt to provide extra comfort for the passenger in cruise.  When using the shoulder harness at the same time as the Infant Seat Belt, you have to ensure you fit the Infant Seat Belt correctly, so that if an emergency evacuation is ordered, there is only one buckle to disconnect to enable parent and child evacuate. 

    THE FOLLOWING PICTURE SHOWS THE WRONG WAY TO CONNECTED THE INFANT SEAT BELT.

        

    Although it looks correct, if the adult just releases their seat harness only, then the infant will remain attached to the seat harness as the small loop cannot pass over the shoulder harness attachment point.  This is shown in the series of photos below.

    The CORRECT way of fitting the Infant Seat Belt to a seat belt which has a detachable shoulder harness is shown below.

     

    This allows the adult holding the infant to release just one buckle to ensure that both they and the infant can make a quick exit from the seat, whilst still ensuring maximum protection for both.