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Hard hats: Standard protection requirements

Supplier: BOC Limited
17 March, 2010

The Scope of AS/NZS 1801:1997 standard specifies requirements for occupational protective helmets to protect wearer's heads from falling objects in building and construction, quarrying, shipbuilding, forestry, and other occupations with similar hazards.

These requirements include the construction and materials in the helmet shell and head harness, mechanical strength of the shell and finish of the helmet. All UniSafe helmet shells are made from premium impact resistant ABS plastic or polycarbonate.

In compliance with the standards objectives to specify protective helmets that are to be worn in a variety of occupations, UniSafe helmets are classified into three types:

  • Type 1
    General industrial safety helmets.
  • Type 2
    Helmets intended for high temperature workplaces.
  • Type 3
    Helmets intended for bushfire fighting.