The APF advised that they did not believe that the failure to use installed single point restraints was widespread across the parachuting industry.
The safety issue owner was the occurrence operator. As they are no longer conducting parachuting operations, the issue is no longer relevant. While ATSB investigation 200600001 similarly identified that the single‑point restraints were not utilised, there is insufficient evidence to determine if this is a broader issue across the parachuting industry.
As discussed in relation to safety issue AO-2014-053-SI-03, although single‑point restraints should be used as they provide some occupant protection, research has identified that dual‑point restraints offer a superior level of safety for rear facing occupants.