10 - PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT
The wearing of adequate and appropriate head protection in the
workplace is vital. For OHS stakeholders refer to AS/NZS 1801
which provides the basis for correct selection.
Under the criteria of Australian Standards several factors need
to be considered in relation to the life expectancy of a hard hat
and its components.
AS/NZS1801 states that safety caps and safety helmets
have a recommended life of up to three years from the date
The hard hat harness should, as best practice, be replaced
every two years.
Before using a hard hat always check for cracks,
fading or abnormal wear, dull or chalky surface and
brittleness. Replace immediately if any of these factors
Reduce exposure to extended heat and sunlight by
storing in a bag or locker rather than a vehicle parcel shelf
as this will assist with maintaining the integrity of the head
What Type of Head Protection Should Be Selected?
Type 1 ABS Safety Cap -
This is the most commonly
worn head protection in construction and general industrial
applications. It comes with or without a gutter for rain and
chemical dust considerations.
Type 2 Polycarbonate Safety Cap -
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in high heat environments.
Bump Cap -
Isn’t manufactured to AS/NZS1801 and generally
used to protect against scrapes and minor knocks in domestic
Generally selected when ventilation to assist with
cooling the head is required.
Is best used in areas where dust and chemical
Unvented Hard Hat: Unit of Measure - Each
• 6 point harness.
• Cotton sweatband prevents perspiration build-up.
• Extended peak for added protection and an edge gutter
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Vented Hard Hat: Unit of Measure - Each
• 6 Point Harness System.
• Air vents and cotton sweatband prevents perspiration
• Extended peak for added protection and an edge gutter to
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• Lightweight & extremely durable.
• Chin strap also available.
UniSafe Hard Hats: Unit of Measure - Each
Miners Caps: Unit of Measure - Each
Unvented Plastic TA560M
Bullivants can brand hard hats with your company logo in
different locations and in various colours on the hard hat.
Please contact your nearest Bullivants branch.