We have a range of head protection in our branches with items suitable for the different classes of equipment we hire. The Health and Safety Executive have stringent rules on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), so better safe than sorry!
Safety helmets and head protection products have to be designed to meet European Standards and all must be CE marked for sale in the European Union. Additionally, Safety Helmets must also be produced under an ISO 9002 Quality System, bear the kitemark and be manufactured to meet HSE regulations for sale in the United Kingdom. The correct selection of head protection products depend on the working environment and any possible hazards that may present themselves to workers. If in doubt a site survey should be carried out to assess hazards by an HSE appointed agent.
Safety Helmets and protective headwear designs should be supplied according to possible hazards, climatic conditions and environment to ensure maximum comfort for the wearer.
Follow this link to the HSE for further information: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l102.pdf