Head Protection

Head injuries may be caused by falling or flying objects, or by bumping the head against a fixed object. Protective helmets must do three things: 

  • Resist penetration.
  • Absorb the shock of a blow.
  • Protect against electrical shock.

Head injuries may be prevented by the selection and use of appropriate head protection. 

Classes of headwear can include:

  • Type 1 - protection from impact and penetration at the crown (top) and
  • Type 2 - protection from impact, penetration at the crown (top) and laterally (sides and back)
  • Each type is also available in the following classes:
    • Class E (20 000 V electrical rating) - non-conducting material (electrical trades)
    • Class G (2200 V electrical rating) - non-conducting material (general trades)
    • Class C (no electrical rating)

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