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IHRA-Tech e-Bulletin 6. 31st January 2020
SAFETY BELT / HARNESS
 
 
General Reg 5910, Safety, Interior, Safety belt/harness
In good condition and securely fastened to the frame or reinforced mounting point.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 5910, Safety, Interior, Safety belt/harness
Reinforcement are minimum of 75mm (3 inches) by 75mm (3 inches) by 3mm (1/8 inch) steel plate.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 5930, Safety, Interior, Safety belt/harness
All harnesses must be labelled or stamped by the manufacturer with their product date or an expiration (used by) date. Harness to be no older than 10 years from date of manufacturer. Onus is on the competitor/owner to ensure that all Harnesses are in date. Out of date Harnesses will require exclusion from the event on the day.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 5940, Safety, Interior, Safety belt/harness
Fitted as recommended by the manufacturer, using the supplied hardware.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 5950, Safety, Interior, Safety belt/harness
Bolts penetrate through belt webbing.
Forbidden
 
General Reg 5960, Safety, Interior, Safety belt/harness
Webbing crosses any surface sharper than a diameter of 10mm (3/8 inch)
Forbidden
 
General Reg 5970, Safety, Interior, Safety belt/harness
Protective plates installed where belts wrap around any section of the fram which is exposed to abrasion.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 5980, Interior, Safety belt/harness
If seat is mounted in the upright position, then straps mounted as per the attached image below.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 5990, Safety, Interior, Safety belt/harness
If seat is mounted in the inclined position, then straps mounted as per the attached image above.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 6000, Safety, Interior, Safety belt/harness
If the two shoulder straps join prior to a common mounting point, then the junction of the belts is at least six inched behind the drivers neck.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 6010, Safety, Interior, Safety belt/harness
If safety belts incorporate a lever type centre buckle, then fitted with a quick release cover of flap to prevent accidentally release of the buckle.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 6030, Safety, Interior, Safety belt/harness
If sedan and slower than 12.00 seconds (1/4 mile equivalent) or is a Modern Street Vehicle and is slower than 10.00 (1/4 mile equivalent) and running at Off-Street Event, then minimum of quick release, lap/sash (three-point) type required, complying with Australian Standard E35 or AS2596. For the purpose of these rules, a Modern Street Car is one that was delivered from factory with a minimum of a drivers air bag and four wheel disc brakes.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 6030, Safety, Interior, Safety belt/harness
If sedan and quicker than 11.00 (1/4 mile equivalent), or faster than 110mph (176 kph) then minimum of four-point harness that complies at least with Australian Standard E35 or AS/NZ 2596
Mandatory
 
 
General Reg 6040, Safety, Interior, Safety belt/harness
If sedans, Dragster, Altered or Funny Car, and with a known performance of more than 200mph (320 kph) then complies to SFI 16.1 or FIA 8853/98
Mandatory
 
General Reg 6050, Safety, Interior, Safety belt/harness
If sedans, Dragster, Altered or Funny Car, and with a known performance of more than 200 mph (320 kph), then no older than 3 years from date of manufacturer and/or must not exceed expiration date, or FIA 8853/98 and be no older than 5 years from date of manufacturer and/or must not exceed expiration date..
Mandatory
 
 
 
 
 
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