A hard hat is one of the most commonly used pieces of PPE in the world. Seen on every construction site, they provide vital protection against falling objects. So, it’s important that they function perfectly when needed - there’s no second chances here. This is why regular hard hat maintenance is vital. It can literally mean the difference between life and death.
Hard hats should be visually inspected monthly.
Take a look for any nicks or chips, or any scratches that may have occurred in regular use. Anything that looks like it could cause the hard hat to fail should something fall on it should be swapped out for a fresh one as soon as possible.
Make sure the safety helmet doesn’t feel soft or brittle, or that parts are starting to flake off. If you squeeze the sides of the hat inwards slightly, it should bounce back quickly. Similarly, check all the straps for any sign of wear and tear. If you spot any fraying or rips, swap the suspension our for new straps. If you can’t do that, swap the whole hat out for a brand new one.
Take care of your hat. Remember that one day, it could save your life. Your hard hat is PPE, so is an important piece of kit. This means no sitting on it, throwing it or using it for any purpose other than protecting your head.
If you expose your hat to regular high temperatures - for example, sitting it in the window of a vehicle - it can dramatically reduce its lifespan. Try and keep your hat clean, removing dirt and stains with a mild detergent, like dishwashing soap. Give it a rinse in warm water, and check the hat for any scratches or damage. You don’t have to spend hours doing this - a minute or two every so often to check everything is working should be enough.
So what do you do if you find you need new hard hats? Well, if you’re wondering where to buy hard hats, you’ve come to the right place. PPE Industrial Supplies near Edinburgh stocks a wide range of sizes, colours and types of hard hat.
Our range is large. We’ve got everything from safety helmets with integrated visors to help protect your vision to a ProGARM Class 1 Arc Flash Helmet to keep you safe against thermal hazards. We stock a wide range of headwear protection from Click Personal Protective Equipment. This includes economy vented safety helmets and peakless hard hats.
We have an extensive range online and in-store, where we can also advise you on the best types of safety helmet for your needs. We can also advise on hard hat maintenance and the best ways to make sure you get as long out of your helmets as possible. Get in touch if you’d like to learn more about our supplies.