What to do and not to do with your Safety Helmets or Hard Hats
Safety can be compromised by seemingly innocent actions. Take time to
review the advice below.
- Do not turn the suspension backwards in your safety cap, as is often
done by welders. The safety cap has only been tested with the suspension
mounted in the correct position.
- Do not drill holes in the shell of the safety cap, in order to improve
ventilation or to mount accessories. The holes can compromise the integrity
of the helmet and it can destroy the electrical resistance.
- Do not put objects (such as cooling pads) in between the suspension and
the shell of your hard hat. The air space in between the suspension and the
shell is required for the safety helmet to work as intended in absorbing an
- Do not apply stickers to your hard hat, since the adhesive may weaken
the plastic used in the shell.
Actions to take regularly with your Safety Helmet or Hard Hat
- Frequently inspect your safety helmet and its suspension for cracks,
frays and discoloration. Replace system or component if any degradation can
- Elvex recommends that the safety cap and suspension be replaced every
30 months, under normal working conditions, and more frequently under severe
- If your work environment involves temperature extremes (high or low),
exposure to sun light or the use of chemicals, you should consider making
more frequent inspections and replacements.
Elvex Tectra, SC-50