Tectra Helmet, User Instructions
Elvex Tectra™ safety caps, Type I with four and six point
suspensions, ventilated and non ventilated models
Prior to use, it is important that you read all the user
instructions and follow the advice and warnings provided below. Elvex Tectra
Safety Caps comply with ANSI Z89.1-2008 Type I.
Safety Caps are shipped with suspensions unassembled to avoid
damage during shipment. Suspensions and cap must be properly assembled and
adjusted before use, in accordance with these instructions to insure proper
fit and protection.
With the cap upside down, first install the suspension strap
assembly with fork style suspension hangers, as shown in picture 1 and picture
2. This step is only required for six point suspensions.
ADJUSTING THE SUSPENSION SIZE:
For Ratchet adjustment: turn the ratchet knob counterclockwise
to enlarge the headband and clockwise to make it smaller. With the cap on your
head, adjust turn the knob until it fits comfortable and snug to your head. Do
not over tighten. For Pin Lock adjustment: pull to release the sizing post of
the headband, then adjust the headband to fit comfortably and snugly to your
head size. Then lock the pins in place. Adjustment range (head circumference)
for the Ratchet suspension is 54 -63 cm, and for the pin-lock suspension 53-60
Ratchet and pin-lock adjustments
Headband height adjustment: the headband can be adjusted in
three height positions. The adjustment is located at the four suspension hangers
(picture below). The headband (or crown strap) can be lowered in order to get a
more secure fit, or elevated to give a good fit for any head shape. The
suspension straps always stay in the same position, while the headband (or crown
strap) moves up and down.
Height adjustment of the headband, 3 positions.
Video showing how to adjust the height of the crown strap. If
you lower the crown strap, the helmet sits more securely on the head.
IF CHIN STRAP IS USED:
The chin strap is installed to the cap by inserting the hooks to
the two chin strap attachment holes - located on two sides of the cap.
Failure to follow these warnings can result in serious injury or
Keep the plastic storage bag away from children and infants
This cap is designed to provide limited impact and penetration
protection to the top of the head. It is not specifically designed to protect
against front, side, rear, or lateral impacts
Useful Service Life: Inspect the cap and components
frequently for cracks, frays, or deterioration. Replace components if any
degradation has occurred or replace the cap after exposure to an impact or
penetration. Elvex recommends that the safety cap and suspension be replaced
every 30 months, under normal working conditions, and more frequently under
If your work environment involves temperature extremes (high
or low), exposure to sun light or the use of chemicals, consider making more
frequent inspections and replacements.
This cap complies with ANSI Z89.1-2003 standard for Industrial
protective type I safety caps and in most circumstances will be effective
against small tools, bolts, light debris, and similar hazards; however some
conditions can exceed the cap's capacity to protect against serious injury or
Class E (20,000 Volts) and G (2,200 Volts) caps provide
limited electrical protection as outlined in the ANSI Z89.1-2003 standard.
Avoid exposure to live electrical hazards.
Ventilated caps comply with ANSI Class C (conductive) and
provide no electrical protection.
Never place any object between the suspension and safety cap
or between the head and the suspension, as the object can reduce the level of
Never wear this safety cap or suspension backwards and do not
turn the suspension backwards in your safety cap. The cap has only been tested
with the suspension mounted in the correct position.
Do not drill holes in the shell of the safety cap, to improve
ventilation or to mount accessories. The holes will compromise the integrity
of the safety cap and can destroy the electrical resistance.
Do not apply stickers to the helmet, since the adhesive may
negatively affect the strength and integrity of the helmet shell.
Do not use for motorcycle riding or other similar activities.
Helmet is not tested and approved for such use.