Frequent questions on head protection
Are there special industrial safety helmets for people who often suffer from headaches?
There are no special safety helmets for people who suffer from headaches. In order to reduce the risk of headaches, choosing a safety helmet that is highly suitable from an ergonomic perspective is recommended. In this regard, a decent fit (head size), low weight and easily adjustable interior fittings play a key role. The adjustment mechanism with rotary ratchet has an advantage over a snap-lock in that the interior fittings can be steplessly adjusted to the circumference of the wearer’s head.
Can industrial safety helmets be colour coded, repainted or have stickers affixed to them?
This is not possible, because the helmet material can become damaged from paint, solvents, adhesives or self-adhesive labels, thus impairing the protective function of the helmet. Exceptions only apply on the explicit instructions of manufacturers.
What service life do safety helmets have?
This essentially depends on two factors: the condition and age of the head protection. If defects and damage are visible on the safety helmet or if there was a heavy impact, then this product should be replaced in order to ensure employees' safety at work.
Due to the influence of various factors, the protective function of the helmet also reduces over time. Such factors include, for example, climatic effects, UV radiation and air pollution. Industrial safety helmets made from thermoplastic should be replaced after four years of use. Helmet shells made from thermoset can be used reliably for up to eight years.