In any industrial setup, be it a construction site or a manufacturing unit, the safety of worker(s) is an utmost priority. It is essential to equip the workers with proper safety gear to ensure maximum safety at the workplace. New safety helmet protects against injuries during falls, trips and collisions. These helmets are designed while giving special attention to ensure better safety and maximum comfort as they are worn continuously for long durations.
It also withstands flame, offers better water absorption and excellent functionality. Safety helmet weight is also significant due to various ergonomic benefits, and Fresh provides the perfect balance for maximum stability and comfort. It is made up of reinforced HDPE that provides complete head protection. While selecting the right helmet, several factors need to be taken care of; these include a safety helmet harness, suspension, cradle & headband. T-Safety ensures superior quality and meets safety helmet standards while focusing on the safety of the wearer.
Safety helmets prevent impacts from the top of the head by absorbing energy-
1. Part of the shell is destroyed or damaged;
2. Stretching of the seat belt;
3. Crush the protective pad (some safety helmets are equipped).
The residual force of the impact is dispersed on the surface of the head, thereby reducing the chance of injury. To achieve this, safety helmets must comply with strict performance/testing requirements.
The safety helmet consists of two main components, the shell and the safety belt
The shell is a dome-shaped head covering made of hard and durable material. The outer surface of the housing should be smooth and clean. It may include:
Edge (around the edge of the enclosure, which may include rain gutters);
A peak (a permanent extension of the shell above the eyes).
The seat belt is a component that provides a way to fix the helmet on the user's head and absorb the kinetic energy in the shell during a collision.
1. Bracket (the assembly of the seat belt components in contact with the head to keep the helmet in the correct wearing position, and with a suspension system to absorb shock in the event of a collision);
2. Headband (around the part of the seat belt above the user's head and eyes);
3. Neck strap (an adjustable strap, usually integrated with the headband to fit behind the head).
Sweat-absorbent tape (one-piece or detachable strip on the headband that contacts the user's forehead to remove sweat);
Chin strap (the strap under the chin to further secure the helmet to the user's head);
Protective pads (materials that help absorb kinetic energy during impact).
Safety helmets must meet certain mandatory requirements for structural features of international/national standards. These range from the outline of the shell, the respective gaps between the shell and the seat belt in different positions, to small details such as the adjustable increment range of the headband and nape strap. Examples are:
1. The oval shell configuration of the horizontal part above the headband.
2. The vertical gap between the wiring harness and the inside of the housing is generally not less than 25mm and not more than 50mm.
3. The horizontal gap between the headband and the shell is generally not less than 5mm and not more than 20mm.
4. There should also be a ventilation gap between the shell and the headband.
5. The length of the headband or nape strap should be adjusted in increments of no more than 5 mm.
(1)High-density ABS engineering-plastics shell,
(2)Fibre tape head hoop for better comfort,
(3)Ratchet adjustment buckle, tight and reliable,
(4)The 6-point attachment provides impact protection.
(5)Colour can choose blue, yellow, red, orange, green or customized
If a Japanese Type Safety Helmet is required, the next step is to ensure that the safety helmet provided is suitable for minimizing the impact of danger. The helmet selected should provide the required protection and comfort without causing any additional safety issues. In the selection process, the following factors need to be considered:
Some of the main hazards are caused by falling objects, and there may also be additional potential risks of head injuries in the workplace. Therefore, it is important to choose the correct type or grade of helmet, which can also provide protection against those expected additional hazards. In construction work, safety helmets should also provide protection against lateral impact, because hitting protruding objects (such as scaffolding protrusions) or being hit by swinging objects (such as hooks) are common hazards. For electrical work, safety helmets should be sufficient
Electrical insulation. For extremely cold working environments, the design of the safety helmet should be such that it can still provide the expected protection at extremely low temperatures.
Where possible, the choice of Safety Helmet should be based on those that do not interfere with work. For example, a helmet with little or no pointed top helps to provide an unrestricted upward view of the scaffold during work.
The selected Safety Helmet should be designed to be compatible with other necessary accessories or personal protective equipment to ensure that they remain effective.
A lighter colored helmet will provide better heat reflection and good visibility. Therefore, white helmets are suitable for working environments with poor lighting conditions.
In the most conspicuous workplaces such as tunnel operations, the color of the helmet should be conspicuous in the background, or at least part of the outer surface of the helmet should be reflective or covered with reflective materials on all sides.
However, before using any tape, the manufacturer’s advice should be sought to ensure that the tape does not degrade the performance of the housing material.
The Safety Helmet selected should be suitable for the actual working environment. For example, if the work is carried out at night and the lighting conditions in the workplace are poor, the helmet shell should be equipped with headlights.
If the job involves working in windy conditions, repeatedly bending over, or constantly looking up, a chin strap should be provided and used.
The Safety Helmet should be as comfortable as possible. Methods to improve comfort include: the use of lightweight materials for the shell, which does not affect the design strength; a flexible headband that is wide enough to fit the forehead; a sweat-absorbent belt that is easy to clean or replace; and a textile cradle belt.
Physical fitness is one of the important factors to ensure that the Safety Helmet can function normally in the event of an impact. A suitable Safety Helmet should have a shell size suitable for the wearer and an easy-to-adjust headband, nape and chin strap.