The head is one of the most vulnerable parts of the human body. Different external physical influences can not only damage the skin and bones, but also the brain and its vital functions.
Head & face protection can eradicate a lot of the risk of head injuries. Discover our carefully selected range to provide the best coverage and protection to your head & face, including; Safety Helmets, Browguards, Helmet Systems, and Bump Caps.
Type of Hard Hat
Always consider your environment and use case. We supply bump camps, safety helmets, and integrated lens protection that meet a range of safety standards for use in variety of working environments.
Hard Hat Material
High Density Polyethylene HDPE (HDPE) is the most common plastic used to make hard hats, and is minimum standard of safety helmet material. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is a thermal plastic and provides good impact and chemical resistant, whilst being more lightweight and offering enhanced protection over the minimum standard.
Safety Helmet Standards
Our safety helmet range is compliant to European Norm standards EN397, EN50365, and EN12492 where applicable.
Standards & Markings
All of our safety helmets conform to EN397, the industrial safety helmet standard. This is the longest standing industrial standard for safety helmets, and testing includes:
- Impact test – 49J impact onto the crown of the helmet
- Conical Striker – 3kg conical impact from a 1 metre height
Electrically insulating helmets, tested to 10,000 volts, for use in low-voltage installations.
For safe use in ATEX areas (ELECTROSTATIC-INERIS testing). This standard specifies the basic method and requirements for the design, construction, testing and marking of non-electrical equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres in the presence of gas, vapour, mist and dust.
The mountaineering standard, and testing includes:
- Hemispherical Striker – 5kg dropped from 2 metres onto the crown of the helmet
- Flat Striker – Tilting the helmet 30 degrees and dropping from 0.5 metres, testing the front, rear, and side of the helmet.
Relates to bump caps only, with all Lyreco supplied bump caps meeting this standard. Testing includes:
- Flat Steel Striker – 5kg impact to generate 12J of force
- Penetration Testing – 0.5kg conical striker impact on the bump cap shell
When shopping for our head & face protection, you’ll find a range of products marked as Good for People, Good for Community, or Good for Planet. These icons represent that these products meet our Sustainable Selection criteria, and can be used as an indicator to ensure you’re shopping for a more socially responsible safety option.
Safety Helmet with Integrated Lens Protection
Our Safety Helmet with integrated lens protection are fully compatible with prescription eyewear, with the lens protection conforming to EN166FT, the same standards as our safety eyewear. With the safety helmet also meeting EN397 standards, this configuration is popular within the construction environment, due to its use-case flexibility. Our JSP Evo Guard M3 Forestry systems are integrated with mesh eye and face protectors.
Browguards & Helmet Systems
Browguards provide comprehensive facial coverage without limiting movement, and can offer enhanced coverage with an integral chin guard.
Our Forestry Systems are complete with mesh and face protectors to protect the wearer in a multitude of high risk working environments.
Only for use indoors, bump caps are often utilised in the automotive industry or a warehouse environment and offer low-level impact protection. Bump Caps should not be used in environments where there are falling or thrown objects and should not be used where a safety helmet required. All of our Bump Caps conform to EN812.
of Head Injuries accounted for were reported as fatal injuries in the UK workplaces in 2019/2020.
of the fatal injuries 2021/2022 were caused by being struck by a moving, including flying/falling, object.
Head Protection Procurement
Head protection accounts for around 3% of PPE purchases but is responsible for around 15% of incidents.
Frequently Asked Questions
We hope our frequently asked questions will help you in your decision making process.
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Delivery times can vary dependant on circumstance
Standard delivery: 3 for 4 business days
Next day delivery: 1 to 2 business days
All of the products on our webshop are stock items and available as standard.
Bespoke items and custom made solutions can be discussed and ordered through your account manager.