A FEW FACTS:
Head protection accounts for only 3% of PPE purchases, yet accounts for over 20% of injuries
On average people spend £25-£30 on a pair of safety boots, but only £5-£8 on their safety helmet
As part of Hard Hat Awareness Week, Headway, the brain injury charity is encouraging checks on hard hats, we will be encouraging staff and contractors to do the same.
As part of checking hard hats, the chin strap is also to be checked as it is just as important to avoid hats blowing off and keeping it in place if a fall occurs.