Climbing Helmets in Construction

The big change sweeping the nation in construction is the use of climbing and or safety helmets on job sites as opposed to traditional hard hats. The trend was started in Europe by companies like Petzl and KASK but has now migrated to the US. Now, US safety manufacturers like MSA and 3M are coming out with their own models! These safety helmets come with a loads of features and a big price tag compared to traditional hard hats, but is it worth it?
The safety experts at Verona Safety have weighed the cost vs benefits and we believe the new safety helmet trend is the future for several reasons:

  1. Increased comfort leads to increased compliance – Safety Helmets come with inner liners and padding that FAR outperform the old school plastic hard hat suspension.
  2. Versatility in the field – With a plethora of accessories and mounting points, Safety Helmets can be used in almost any situation with the right add-ons!
  3. Compliance – Many Safety Helmets comply with a wide range of standards outside of ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2014
  4. Drop Risk – Safety Helmets are designed to be used at heights and are very comfortable being worn with a chin strap.

    As you can see there are multiple advantages to safety helmets over traditional hard hats. If you have any questions, please call our safety experts at 608-273-3520 or email!