Hard Hats

What are hard hats?
Hard hats, sometimes known as safety helmets, are an item of PPE (personal protective equipment). Hard hats protect your head from falling objects and impact from other objects. They can also protect against electrical shock. Hard hats are typically worn within roofing and construction as well as in forestry and offshore industries. They can be worn in practically any environment by professionals and amateurs alike. Hard hats are a legal safety requirement for workers to wear on most construction sites worldwide.

How are they constructed?
Hard hats are typically made from strong plastic such as HDPE (high-density polyethylene). There are a number of suspension bands within the helmet that spread impact force over the top of the head to reduce the chance of injury. Hard hats are often supplied with a chin strap or ratchet adjustment to keep the hat firmly in place. Some models are vented to keep your head cool whilst working.

Types:
The helmet type defines the type of impact protection:
Type I hard hats offer top impact protection which protects against objects hitting the top of your head.
Type II hard hats provide protection from top and lateral impacts. You are protected from objects hitting the top of your head as well as anything that could hit your head from the side, or off centre.

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 volts.
Class G (General) hard hats offer protection against falling objects and electrical exposure up to 2,200 volts.
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 a range of colours. There is no legislation defining what colour you should use but many construction sites use colours to identify job roles. For example, yellow hard hats are normally worn by general labourers and those involved in earth moving activities. White hard hats are typically 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, you should still change it periodically. This varies by model, but most manufacturers advise that a hard hat has a lifespan between two to five years.
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Part Details Brand Chin Strap Included Material Accessory Slots Vented Colour Lining Integrated Eye Shield Integral Sweatband Complies with EN 397 Peak Type Rain Gutter Range Additional EN Standards Product Type Standards Met
3M G2000 White ABS Vented Helmet & Hard Hat
  • RS Stock No. 185-7240
  • Brand 3M
  • Mfr. Part No. G20NVI
3M - ABS - Yes White - - Yes Yes - - G2000 EN 50365 - -
3M G3000 White ABS Vented Helmet & Hard Hat
  • RS Stock No. 185-7243
  • Brand 3M
  • Mfr. Part No. G3001
3M - ABS - Yes White Yes - - Yes Short - G3000 EN 50365 - -
G3000 ABS Helmet & Hard Hat, Ventilated
  • RS Stock No. 185-7231
  • Brand 3M
  • Mfr. Part No. G30CGB
3M - ABS - Yes - Yes - Yes Yes - - G3000 - - -
G3000 Green ABS Helmet & Hard Hat, Ventilated
  • RS Stock No. 185-7241
  • Brand 3M
  • Mfr. Part No. G30NGP
3M Yes ABS - Yes Green Yes - - Yes Short - G3000 - - -
G3000 Orange ABS Helmet & Hard Hat, Ventilated
  • RS Stock No. 185-7234
  • Brand 3M
  • Mfr. Part No. G30NOR
3M Yes ABS - Yes Orange Yes - - Yes Short - G3000 - - -
G3000 Orange ABS Helmet & Hard Hat, Ventilated
  • RS Stock No. 185-7232
  • Brand 3M
  • Mfr. Part No. G30COR
3M - ABS - Yes Orange Yes - Yes Yes - - G3000 - - -
G3000 Red ABS Helmet & Hard Hat, Ventilated
  • RS Stock No. 185-7233
  • Brand 3M
  • Mfr. Part No. G30CRD
3M Yes ABS - Yes Red Yes - - Yes Short - G3000 - - -
G3000 Red ABS Helmet & Hard Hat, Ventilated
  • RS Stock No. 185-7235
  • Brand 3M
  • Mfr. Part No. G30NRD
3M - ABS - Yes Red Yes - Yes Yes - - G3000 - - -
G3000 White ABS Helmet & Hard Hat, Ventilated
  • RS Stock No. 185-7238
  • Brand 3M
  • Mfr. Part No. G30DVI
3M - ABS - Yes White Yes - - Yes - - G3000 - - -
G3000 White ABS Helmet & Hard Hat, Ventilated
  • RS Stock No. 185-7244
  • Brand 3M
  • Mfr. Part No. G30NVI
3M - ABS - Yes White Yes - Yes Yes - - G3000 - - -
G3000 Yellow ABS Helmet & Hard Hat, Ventilated
  • RS Stock No. 185-7227
  • Brand 3M
  • Mfr. Part No. G30NGU
3M - ABS - Yes Yellow Yes - Yes Yes - - G3000 - - -
G3000NUV-GB SAFETY Helmet Hi-Viz Ratchet
  • RS Stock No. 185-7242
  • Brand 3M
  • Mfr. Part No. G30NGB
3M Yes ABS - Yes - Yes - Yes Yes Short - G3000 - - -
Petzl Strato Vent White Hard Hat, Ventilated Petzl Yes - - Yes White - Yes - Yes - Yes Strato Vent - - -
Petzl Strato White Hard Hat Petzl Yes - - - White - Yes - Yes - Yes Strato - - -
Petzl Vertex Helmet ABS White Petzl Yes - - - White - Yes - Yes - Yes Vertex EN 50365 - -
Petzl Vertex Vent Black Hard Hat, Ventilated Petzl Yes - - Yes Black - Yes - Yes - Yes VERTEX VENT EN 12492 - -
Petzl Vertex Vent White Hard Hat, Ventilated Petzl Yes - - Yes White - Yes - Yes - Yes VERTEX VENT EN 12492 - -
SecureFit™ Blue ABS Hard Hat, Ventilated
  • RS Stock No. 186-0607
  • Brand 3M
  • Mfr. Part No. X5003V-CE
3M - ABS Yes Yes Blue - - - - - - SecureFit™ - Safety Helmet -
SecureFit™ White ABS Hard Hat, Ventilated
  • RS Stock No. 186-0605
  • Brand 3M
  • Mfr. Part No. X5001V-CE
3M - ABS Yes Yes White - - - - - - SecureFit™ - Safety Helmet -
SecureFit™ Yellow ABS Hard Hat, Ventilated
  • RS Stock No. 186-0606
  • Brand 3M
  • Mfr. Part No. X5002V-CE
3M - ABS Yes Yes Yellow - - - - - - SecureFit™ - Safety Helmet -
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