Hard Hats

Hard hats are also known as safety helmets, an item of PPE (personal protective equipment). Hard hats protect your head from falling objects and impact from other objects also protecting from electrical shock. Hard hats are worn within roofing and construction, also in forestry and offshore industries. They can be worn any environment by anyone. Hard hats are a legal safety requirement for you to wear on construction sites worldwide.


How are they constructed?


Hard hats are made from strong plastic such as HDPE (high-density polyethylene). There are suspension bands within the helmet that spread impact force over the top of the head, reducing injury. Hard hats can be supplied with a chin strap or ratchet adjustment keeping the hat firmly in place. Some models are vented to keep your head cool whilst working, for example, the Petzl Helmet range.


Types of Hard Hats


The helmet type defines the impact protection.


Hard hats provide impact protection from objects hitting the top of your head.


Hard hats provide protection from top and lateral impacts. You are protected from objects hitting the top of your head and from the side, or off centre.


Hard Hat Classes


The helmet class defines the level of electrical protection.


Class E (Electrical) hard hats provide protection against falling objects and electrical exposure up to 20,000 V.


Class G (General) hard hats offer protection against falling objects and electrical exposure up to 2,200 V.


Class C (Conductive) hard hats offer protection from falling objects but provide no dielectric protection from electrical exposure.


What colour do I need?


Hard hats are available in many colours. There is no legislation defining the colour you should use, but many construction sites use colours to identify job roles. For example, yellow hard hats are worn by general labourers and those involved in earth moving work. White hard hats are used by managers, supervisors and architects. Brown hard hats are worn by those working with equipment at high temperatures, such as welders.


How often should I replace my hard hat?


If your hard hat is damaged, you must replace it immediately. If it isn’t damaged, still change it periodically. Most manufacturers advise that a hard hat has a lifespan of two to five years.


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RS Stock No. 429-127
Mfr. Part No.G2000CRS SOLARIS OR
Brand3M PELTOR
£11.66
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Yes No ABS Yes Yes Orange No Yes No Yes Standard No - G2000
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Mfr. Part No.G2000CRS SOLARIS RD
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Mfr. Part No.G2000CRS SOLARIS BB
Brand3M PELTOR
£11.66
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Mfr. Part No.10194818
BrandMSA Safety
£70.00
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- Yes - Yes No Clear - - - - - - - -
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Mfr. Part No.GV711-0000000-000
BrandMSA Safety
£9.50
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- No ABS No No White No Yes No Yes Standard - - V-Gard 200
RS Stock No. 186-0260
Mfr. Part No.A010CA03
BrandPetzl
£68.84
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- Yes ABS, High-Strength Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Polyethylene - Yes Black - - No Yes - Yes EN 12492 Vertex Vent
RS Stock No. 181-2340
Mfr. Part No.Rockman C3 Yellow
£5.55
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- No PE Yes Yes Yellow - Yes No Yes - Yes - Rockman
RS Stock No. 193-6876
Mfr. Part No.GVC1A-0B00000-000
BrandMSA Safety
£33.70
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- No ABS No Yes White No Yes Yes Yes Standard - - V-Gard 930
RS Stock No. 193-6869
Mfr. Part No.GV541-0000000-000
BrandMSA Safety
£12.13
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- No ABS No No Green No Yes No Yes Standard - - V-Gard 500
RS Stock No. 185-7243
Mfr. Part No.G3001
Brand3M
£15.24
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- - ABS - No Yellow Yes - - Yes Short - EN 50365 Peltor Uvicator G3000
RS Stock No. 193-6855
Mfr. Part No.GV721-0000000-000
BrandMSA Safety
£9.50
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- No ABS No No Yellow No Yes No Yes Standard - - V-Gard 200
RS Stock No. 186-0608
Mfr. Part No.X5001VE-CE
Brand3M
£67.66
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Yes Yes ABS Yes Yes White - - - Yes - - - SecureFit™
RS Stock No. 186-0261
Mfr. Part No.A010CA00
BrandPetzl
£68.84
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- Yes ABS, High-Strength Polyester, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Polyethylene - Yes White - - No Yes - Yes EN 12492 Vertex Vent
RS Stock No. 193-6851
Mfr. Part No.GV642-0000000-000
BrandMSA Safety
£11.39
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- No ABS No Yes Green No Yes No Yes Standard - - V-Gard 200
RS Stock No. 175-4396
Mfr. Part No.9772030
BrandUvex
£14.93
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Yes No PE Yes Yes White - Yes - Yes Standard - - Pheos
RS Stock No. 181-2341
Mfr. Part No.Rockman C3 Orange
£5.55
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- No PE Yes Yes Orange - Yes No Yes - Yes - Rockman
RS Stock No. 186-0614
Mfr. Part No.X5501NVE-CE
Brand3M
£40.52
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Yes - ABS Yes No White - - - Yes - - - SecureFit™
RS Stock No. 193-6877
Mfr. Part No.GVC1A-00000G0-000
BrandMSA Safety
£43.68
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- No ABS No Yes White No Yes Yes Yes Standard - - V-Gard 930
RS Stock No. 175-4399
Mfr. Part No.9770030
BrandUvex
£13.02
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Yes No PE Yes No White - Yes - Yes Standard - EN 50365 Pheos
RS Stock No. 181-2349
Mfr. Part No.Rockman C6 Blue
£12.14
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- No PE Yes Yes Blue - Yes No Yes - Yes ANSI Z89.1-2003 (C6A/C6AR) Rockman
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