When it comes to personal protective equipment (PPE), the hard hat is arguably one of the most important measures that many workers have at their disposal to stop themselves from coming to serious harm.
There have been countless occasions the safety helmet has saved lives since it was made mandatory in the late 1980s for all people on construction sites to wear one.
As an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure personnel are adequately equipped when working in a potentially dangerous environment and it is you who would be liable should something happen as a result of insufficient protection.
Because of this, it's important to know what are the minimum requirements when it comes to head PPE and ensure you are doing all you can to limit the risk of serious injury.
At Hivis.net, all of our hard hats are manufactured to industry standard, so you can purchase from us safe in the knowledge that you're investing in a product that won't let you down.
What sort of hard hat do I need?
Depending on the working environment, a different level of hard hat may be required. The majority of our safety helmets are supplied by JSP, which rates its products between two and five stars to give an indication of how much protection they offer.
For example, here are some of the areas that are best suited to different safety ratings:
- Light maintenance
- Internal telecoms
- Engineering and utilities
- Transport maintenance
- General construction
- Heavy construction
- Mining or tunnelling
This easy to identify, simple-to-understand system is ideal for those who are unsure over what sort of hard hat they might need for the sector they operate in and you can click here for a full, in-depth guide to help you decide what's best for you.
In addition to the level of protection that is required, you may also need other features to accommodate the work being carried out. Retractable safety eye visors may come in handy for those who require eye protection, while we also have options for attachable ear defenders and wire gauze visors - ideal for those working in forestry.
Can I get my hard hat printed?
One of the real benefits of buying from Hivis.net is that we will happily add a logo or text sticker to every helmet FREE OF CHARGE.
This means that it's easy to brand your head PPE, ensuring your brand is on show at all times.
What's more, we offer bulk discounts if you choose to buy ten or more of the same item from us, meaning you can kit out your workforce at an even more affordable price.
For more information, you can either contact us via the website or call 0845 009 6750 to speak to an adviser.