PLACEMENT OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT
The subject safety equipment shall In no way
Interfere with other equipment or controls in the cab or
The purpose of this recommended practice Is to
with the operation of the vehicle.
.establish guidelines for the vehicle manufacturer to
determine a satisfactory location for the placement of
The location of the fire extinguisher and warning
safety equipment in each one of their model truck cabs
triangles should be no higher than the driver's waist
when seated or 15 Inches above the H point.
The designated attachment point for each piece of
Safety equipment is defined as that equipment,
safety equipment must have sufficient strength to
(tire extinguisher and warning triangles) meeting BMCS
prevent cab damage.
The designated area for each safety item must be
The amount of space required shall be determined
indicated by the manufacturer In the operator's manual
by the size of the largest three-triangle package
so that safety equipment can be mounted at a later date
commercially available, and a 10 bc fire extinguisher.
by the operator and its placement will comply with all the
Fire extinguishers must be located within arm's
reach of the driver when he is seated in a belted
Mounting bracketry should be heavy duty to
position. (If a common location can be established to
adequately support the safety equipment throughout
satisfy the foregoing recommendation, it is also desir
the life of the vehicle.
able to have the fire extinguisher within reach of a man
standing on the ground.)