The Importance of Head Protection
Every worker needs to be provided with safety equipment and PPE that suits their role, with many workers requiring the highest quality of head protection. From regular hard hats to helmets with faceshields, you can find everything you need in SafetyCare’s online store.
Head protection and the law
The UK’s Health and Safety Executive and
Ireland’s Health and Safety Authority state that hard hats are a crucial piece
of safety equipment which must be issued to all construction workers. However,
building sites aren’t the only place where head protection comes into play, as
it’s often required in busy environments that range from factories to workshops
and any job that requires working at height.
It’s the employers’ responsibility to not
only ensure all relevant staff are provided with head protection, but also that
its design and quality are sufficient in protecting workers from accidents and
The EVO VISTAshield safety helmet
A particularly popular hard hat that we stock
is the EVO VISTAshield safety helmet, which comes with a built-in faceshield.
Making full use of the brand’s Evolution® head protection technology, this
highly effective piece of head protection is equipped with anti-mist and scratch-resistant
features, plus it has an ‘A’ impact rating, giving it protection against the
equivalent of a 6mm and 0.86g ball travelling at 425mph (685kph).
ProGARM arc flash helmets
The two types of ProGARM arc flash helmet are another popular choice with our
customers, particularly for workers who need to be protected against the
thermal hazard of an electric arc. Available with or without a faceshield, this
robust helmet has been manufactured using modified high-impact polyamide,
making it a reliable form of head protection that will keep your employees safe
during their duties.
If you have staff who work in environments that
involve short circuit arc welding and/or the likelihood of molten metal
splashes, make sure to opt for the version with a faceshield.
Portwest head protection
Last but by no means least, Portwest offers three types of head protection: an endurance helmet, a helmet with visor, and the translucent Peak View design. All three are affordable head protection solutions that are manufactured by PPE and safety equipment experts, ensuring that your workers can work with confidence whilst remaining safe.
Hard hat expiry dates
You may not realise that all hard hats come with a stamp on the inside. This marker will have a number in the middle, which signifies the year the hard hat was manufactured, and an arrow pointing to the month. This allows you to check when the hard had was made and decide whether it’s time to replace it with a new one.
Ask us about head protection
We have many other cost-effective head protection products available, including hard hats from 3M, JSP Evo and a range of other trusted PPE manufacturers. Whatever kind of helmets, hard hats and visors you require, simply give our team of safety specialists a call on 01 8499 100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you to keep your workers safe and compliant at all times.