The emergency hammer, from Safe1 Safety Products , comes with a mounting bracket that can be placed in the cabin in a place accessible to the driver or operator.
The emergency hammer comes with a seat belt cutter in built and a specially designed double ended hammer head specifically designed to break glass.
Many vehicles with electric windows have failed to operate when becoming engulfed by rising flood water and occupants have become trapped relying on a bystander to break the vehicle windows.
Recently in NSW, an excavator operator became trapped and drowned when the excavator rolled into the creek and blocked the door to the cabin. Additionally, a haul truck operator previously drowned when the truck lost control and ran into the mine site hold dam.