I really like to use a single piece of equipment in several different ways during a scene.
I wanted to use the spanking bench for suspension bondage.
The small vinyl top of the bench worried me. I was worried about dropping soundsFun. So for safety I used a backup climbing harness to make sure that if he fell, he wouldn't hit his head. I attached the harness while he was standing by the back of the bench. I tied single column ties at his ankles and wrists and positioned the ropes through the ceiling hard points.
I had him sit at the back of the bench. While he was seated I tightened his arms. I had him lean back onto the bench, lowering the winch and harness to protect him.
I raised his legs and tightened them.
After some play I reversed the procedure to get him down.