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What To Consider When Choosing A Hard Hat

Wearing a hard hat on a jobsite is one of the most important things you can do. Not only does it keep you safe but it also stops major damage to your brain if something heavy falls on your head. If you’ve been asked to choose a hard hat for work but are unsure as to what to consider. The following are the top factors that you can consider to make your choice easier.

Considerations Of Buying A Hard Hat

  • Where do you work and what environment do you work in? Some hard hats are best suited to certain areas than other hard hats.
  • What rating does the hard hat have? Most hard hats come with different types and class ratings which tell the user which hat is suitable for which job including electrical, general or conductive areas.
  • The material that it’s made from should also be considered. Lightweight material is best suited to lower risk construction sites while the heavy material hard hats should be considering for more demanding applications.
  • Hard hats have a suspension system that’s used and can help with the impact of something falling on your head. The suspension system helps to absorb most of the impact for lower damage to the head. Always make sure your hard hat has a suspension system installed.


When it comes to buying a hard hat it’s important to buy one that best suits your working environment. By knowing what to look for you can make the right decision, especially when it comes to passing your safe pass course for construction workers.



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