Head Protection AS/NZS Standards

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AS/NZS 1801:1997 - Occupational Protective Helmets

Sets out the requirements for three types of protective helmets reflecting their intended use. It deals with construction of the helmet shell and helmet finish and includes methods of tests. Specific additional performance requirements are given for occupational protective helmets used in high temperature workplaces and for bushfire fighters` helmets based on industrial helmets.


Wearing Your Hard Hat Correctly

Adjust the harness cradle to ensure a snug fit while not too tight or loose. It is recommended to not wear clothing items (such as hoodies, caps, beanies) under your hardhat as this can deem the cradle to be ineffective. Use a chin strap to ensure a snug fit and to keep the hard hat on your head. ensure any hard hat attachments are compatable to your model.  


Looking after your Hard Hat

Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep your hard hat away from chemicals, solvents, paints, paint thinners, adhesives and cleaning agents. Clean by scrubbing with warm soapy water. Replace sweatbands regularly as required. If the hard hat loses its  glossy finish and becomes chalky, throw away and replace immediately. Regularly inspect for imperfections and cracks.





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