AirTech Bump Cap

£7.10

The protection of workers is essential at all times, but especially when working in hazardous spaces where hard and/or sharpe edges pose a threat.

PS59 - AirTech Bump Cap
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Description

AirTech Bump Cap

AirTech Bump Cap is a modern style bump cap in colours of navy, orange and yellow, providing excellent visibility and easy identification on site.Maximised ventilation thanks to the side mesh and wide open windows on the inner shell. Modern textile design with reflective piping for better visibility. The mid-length peak makes this bump cap suitable for all uses. Buckle adjustable size. A one size cap that can be adjusted at the hook and loop so that your workforce will be protected from bumps and scrapes no matter what size of their head! They are essential for workers in areas that have low head clearance.

Your team will thank you for this handy addition to the construction site workwear.

AirTech Bump Cap Key Features

  • CE certified
  • Mid peak (5cm) ideal for all uses
  • Hi-Visibility colour for visibility in daylight
  • Cooling mesh fabric for increased breathability
  • Inner ABS shell and soft pad for shock absorption
  • Reflective piping for increased visibility
  • Buckle size adjustment for easy fitting
  • EN 812

What is the difference between bump cap and a safety helmet?

Safety Helmets are designed to protect you from object-generated impacts, something falling on your head, such as debris from a roof or a falling tool. Whereas a bump cap is designed to protect you from worker-generated impacts, so, you banging your head on something like a scaffold tube or door.

Portwest’s rapidly expanding head protection product range aims to benefit our customers by combining the most updated styles and standards in head protection, irrespective of job or location. For example, building sites with labour workforce, or site inspectors we have all the colours to help identity people easily, inlcuding a hi-vis bump cap. A wide selection of compatible accessories is also available including ear protection.

EN 812: 2012 standard explained

EN 812 is a European Standard for the protection provided by bump caps and specifies physical and performance requirements, methods of test and marking requirements for industrial bump caps. Bump caps are designed primarily to protect workers from bumping their heads on objects, as opposed to protecting you from items dropped from directly overhead. Because the hazards are different, the testing standards are different.

Sustainability

Many garments in the Portwest range are made from recycled polyester. Portwest use 35 million 16.9 fl oz recycled bottles to make Portwest garments every year! 

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Hard hats and UK legislation

All workplaces are required by law to protect their workers from hazards and this is particularly true in the demanding construction and manufacturing industries. Understanding the laws that need to be followed to keep your workers safe from accidents and injuries can often prove difficult.

Rapid Fire Supplies aim to make the process easier, as BSIF accredited safety suppliers we check all of our products to ensure they comply with the relevant EU and UK safety legislation, and will always be happy to provide advice on the best products for your workplace.

While hazards may be best avoided, in some industries it is necessary to work in hazardous environments. In these circumstances, providing personal protective equipment, including hard hats, is a straightforward measure you can take to keep your employees’ risk of injury lower.

When selecting the right hard hats for your work site, it is important to stay up to date with the latest health and safety regulations. In the majority of cases and worksites, suitable head protection must conform to the British Standard BS EN397:1995, or equivalent.

Legally, employers must provide hard hats to employees and ensure that hard hats are worn on site when there is a risk of injury. It is important to ensure that all self-employed contractors are aware of the need to wear PPE and safety helmets when they are at your work site.

The EN397 Regulation also ensures that safety helmets are designed and built to protect workers from falling objects. Safety helmets are required to meet certain criteria regarding shock absorption, temperature resistance, lateral deformation and penetration resistance.

For more information on EN397’s legal requirements, the HSE explains the details of these requirements in its Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations.

Hard hats and protective helmets that comply with this legislation have been thoroughly tested to withstand impacts and protect the wearer’s skull.

Hard hats come in a variety of styles, shapes and colours to ensure that your employees are protected, regardless of the unique needs of the worksite. A number of these variations include:

  • Visors and chin guards to protect against any projectiles flying upwards
  • Adjustments made to allow for safety glasses to comfortably fit under the helmet’s visor
  • Additional safety lights that can be attached to the helmet for increased visibility
  • Shock and heat-resistant materials for adverse working conditions or working at heights
  • Options to attach ear protection, earmuffs and helmet lamps to your hard hat for a variety of working conditions
  • Hard hats with extruding visors or bills to increase visibility when looking up
  • Bright colours and fluorescent strips to increase visibility during all times of the day and night
  • Venting around the helmet to increase comfort in hot working conditions

These are just a few of the added features to consider when selecting construction hard hats, builders’ hats and safety helmets of all kinds. It is important to properly reflect on the individual needs of the worksite, and the workers’ various roles, when selecting a helmet with specific properties.

In demanding environments, blows to the head may not always be avoidable, but with the use of hard hats, the long term or even fatal consequences can generally be avoided.

Our hard hats offer comfortable protection, giving you, your workforce and their families peace of mind.

If you think that your work doesn’t warrant full hard hat protection, you can take a look at our bump caps, which aren’t as bulky but still provide protection.

At Rapid Fire Supplies, not only do we believe in looking after people with our range of high quality safety products, but we also believe in looking after our planet.

And that’s why we use Kite Packaging, an environmentally conscious eco-packaging company, to package your products ready for delivery safely to your front door. 

Packaging Regulations

They share our values and are committed to minimising their overall impact on the environment. Kite Packaging’s eco-packaging boxes maximise the use of recycled and recyclable materials and only work with suppliers who also recognise their environmental responsibilities – like us! Using eco-packaging allows our company to minimise the amount of packaging waste we produce and is a proactive approach to supporting our environment and planet.

We are proud to use Kite Packaging, especially as they are the only eco-packaging company to run a compliance Scheme (KES) for the Packaging Regulations. Additionally, they were one of the first eco-packaging organisations to be accredited with ISO 14001:2004.  Kite Packaging adopt a Replace and Re-Use strategy. Therefore replacing plastic packaging and products for the more environmentally friendly alternatives, such as recycled and recyclable products.

Kite Packaging supply a full range of environmentally friendly products that we use, including hive wrap: 

  • 100% recyclable and biodegradable
  • A sustainable alternative to foam and bubble
  • Hive shaped cells interlock to firmly secure products
  • No tape or glue required

And the enviro- box:

  • Environmentally friendly, strong cardboard boxes
  • Made from reinforced single wall cardboard
  • Equivalent strength to double wall boxes, but use less material
  • Some sizes are multi-scored, allowing you to reduce their height

Here at Rapid Fire Supplies, we continue to adapt to new technologies that can help us minimise our carbon footprint, eco-packaging is one of the ways we are actively doing this. When shopping with us, thanks to Kite Packaging’s eco-packaging, you are making an environmentally conscious choice.

UK Delivery and Ireland Delivery Options Quick View

We have a range of delivery options to suit our customers as we know every customer is unqiue. Below is a list of our standards options but we can always accommodate bespoke needs, simply call us on 03330 150 330.

DPD

Next Day

Business Days

From £7.50

Economy

2-3 Days

Business Days

From £6.95

RMG

13:00 Next Day

Monday to Saturday

From £6.90

DPD 10:30

10:30 Next Day

Business Days

From £25.50

Saturday

SAT Day

Saturday

From £23.50

Ireland & Offshore

2 Day

Business Days

From £15.00

* Offshore – Some Postcodes do not qualify for free shipping for online bookings. Please call us if you would like to discuss a trade account as we may offer this depending on you order value.

 

The Rapid Fire Supplies team is always here to help, if you would like to speak to someone please contact us and we will happily answer your question.

EN 812:2012: CERTIFIED INDUSTRIAL BUMP CAPS

IMPACT / SHOCK ABSORPTION

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Bump caps are intended to protect the wearer from static objects (e.g. walking into low ceilings or hanging obstructions).

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To achieve the impact test, a 5 kg fl at striker is dropped onto the bump cap from a height of 250 mm, with a maximum allowable transmitted force of 15 kN. Impacts are carried out on the front and rear of the bump cap, with the headform tilted at 30° and 60° to reflect the nature of any impacts likely in use.

PENETRATION

Impact shock absorption 3 picture

Bump caps are intended to provide protection against sharp or pointed objects (such as corners or protruding elements of static objects).

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A penetration test is carried out at lower energy and involves a 500g striker being dropped from a height 500mm onto the bump cap fitted to a fixed headform.