Personal protective equipment
Protective head helmets are required in almost all work environments subject to possible falling objects from heights or where there are risks of falls from heights. When correctly worn, helmets provide two main types of protection: a rigid shell that resists the penetration of sharp objects and a suspension system which reduces the consequences of a localised head shock, distributing force on a wider area.
The chinstraps have been designed to decrease the risk of losing the helmet in the event of a collision during a fall and must be equipped with an automatic safety release device for forces exceeding 25 kg.
Even with proper care and without harmful impacts, helmets must be replaced every 5 years of use.