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You always want to be well protected - whether at home or at work. In our online store we offer you standardized construction helmet variants with different accessories in many different Colors.

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Construction helmets and modern bump caps - you will find the right head protection with us

You always want to be well protected - whether at home or at work. If you regularly work on a construction site, you should take "being well protected" literally and take care of a safe construction helmet! In our online shop, we offer you construction helmet variants that conform to standards with various accessories in many different colours.

Construction helmets are compulsory!

It can always happen: Something tips over, falls down or the wind makes it swing. Sources of danger as far as the eye can see! But it's also possible: you trip, fall down or don't pay enough attention and bump into something. So it's better to wear a construction helmet! These are actually required by law as an accessory for occupational safety on construction sites or in other dangerous areas.

The construction helmet

In Europe, construction helmets are standardised according to EN 397. They are rarely made of metal, but are now mostly made of thermoplastics or duroplastics. Both plastics become porous over time. They should therefore be replaced after four (thermo) or eight (duro) years at the latest - a look in our shop is then definitely worthwhile.

A construction helmet consists of a helmet shell on the outside and a basket-like interior. While the shell initially absorbs the forces acting on it, the adjustable mesh of straps distributes them evenly.

Depending on the intended use, the helmet shell is also shaped differently: e.g. with a wide rim, a rain gutter, ventilation openings or pockets for various accessories. You will also find many offers for this in our shop.

Accessories can be, for example, ear muffs or a face shield (e.g. for working with chainsaws). A neck guard can also be fitted to protect against wetness. And especially in mining or civil engineering, battery-powered lighting attached to the construction helmet is often used.

Construction helmets in different colours

There is no legal regulation on who has to wear which colour of construction helmet. However, a certain scheme has developed over time. Of course, this does not have to be adhered to - the colour can also simply refer to the respective company or simply serve as a signal colour.

However, common classifications of construction helmet colours are these:
-White construction helmets: often used for people who are not present on the construction site on a daily basis, such as visitors, architects, site managers or foremen.

  • Yellow construction helmets: mostly worn by labourers and bricklayers.
  • Blue construction helmets: associated with water, therefore workers in the plumbing industry usually wear blue helmets; but also locksmiths.
  • Red construction helmets: are considered a sign of a managerial position on the construction site - foremen, but also electricians use them.
  • Green construction helmets: the colour of nature - that's why mostly carpenters who work with the beautiful natural material wood are given these construction helmets.
  • Orange construction helmets: a signal colour, which is why they are often worn by safety officers; likewise by ironworkers/steel concrete workers or forestry workers.

Bump caps instead of construction helmets

So safety at work should always be a priority! Whether you are a craftsman or an architect - with our construction helmets you are well protected against all sources of danger. In our range, we offer you high-quality helmets in different designs, colours and with many accessories. And if the risk assessment does not prescribe construction helmets, we still recommend for the extra portion of protection: bump caps!

Quality construction helmet

Our range of quality construction helmets offers you a large selection of high-quality safety helmets, some of which are equipped with face protection or even hearing protection.
A safety helmet is indispensable not only for professional work on building sites, but also for private use when you are working on your house in your free time or doing other activities where you run the risk of objects falling on your head!

Safety helmets: safety on the head

Safety helmets are compulsory on building sites. After all, there is an increased potential for danger here, e.g. from falling building components, scaffolding, ladders or swinging objects. That is why safety helmets have to withstand a lot and comply with certain DIN standards. In the field of work helmets for construction sites or industrial safety helmets, this is EN 397.
You can read about how long safety helmets last here in our blog.

Moulds and accessories for head protection

The helmet shell is usually made of a very hard plastic material such as thermosets or thermoplastics. It can be shaped in many different ways - with a wide rim, rain gutter, ventilation openings, etc. The helmet shell is the head protection area that absorbs the forces acting on it. The inside of the helmet, on the other hand, consists of various adjustable straps, similar to a basket. This allows the forces to be distributed evenly.

Many helmets offer the possibility of being extended with accessories. The classic additions include face protection and ear muffs. A neck protector is also useful, especially to keep out moisture. If the lighting conditions are insufficient, the helmets can be supplemented with a precisely fitting light.

Important with these accessories for head protection: The additional objects are only permitted if the maximum weight specified by the manufacturer (consisting of helmet + accessories) is not exceeded. Otherwise, the helmet no longer meets the requirements for occupational safety.

Which safety helmet is the right one?

For a construction helmet to fulfil its purpose as head protection, it should fit perfectly. Fit and wearing comfort are the decisive factors here. Therefore, make sure that the safety helmet can be adjusted both in circumference and in wearing height. This is made possible by the so-called "head spider" - the straps inside the helmet.

This allows the helmet to be adjusted to different heights at the front and back. You can also optimise the general wearing height by adjusting the head spider. Finally, an integrated knob adjusts the head circumference. However, the best fit is not enough if the helmet does not offer comfort. This is where the weight plays a major role. Particularly lightweight models weigh just about 350 grams!

Incidentally, the colour of a helmet used to be important as well: white was worn by construction workers, yellow head protection identified the foreman (a kind of area manager of a certain section of the construction site) and red was reserved for site managers. Nowadays, however, this regulation is almost obsolete, because companies often have safety helmets made exclusively with their corporate design.

Durability of safety helmets

Despite its robust construction, the safety helmet does not have an eternal life. Due to age, the protective effect can be reduced. If a helmet is made of thermoplastic, it will have reached its maximum age after four years at the latest. Thermosets, on the other hand, have about twice as long a service life.

Exceptions to this durability: The helmet was damaged, so to speak, in the course of its life-saving function. After heavy use, most helmets are discarded. Even the finest hairline crack can destroy the protective effect.

In our online shop, you will find safety helmets in various designs and equipment as well as for different areas of use. You will also find special designs, e.g. for protection during welding work, at Arbeitsbedarf24.