ProGARM 2696 36 CAL ARC Flash Safety Helmet

£299.00 £358.80 Inc VAT

  • 4-point strap
  • Quick, clasp – easy operation with protective gloves
  • Molten metal splash resistance (EN Standard) – MM
  • Approved to EN 50365
  • Full face, chin and neck protection against thermal hazards caused by electric arc flash
  • Resistance to fogging – N
  • Optical Class – 1
  • Easy to wear with eyeglasses



ProGARM 2696 36 CAL ARC Flash Safety Helmet

The ProGARM® Safety Helmet protects the head from falling objects, electric shock by stopping shock current flow through the head, and Arc Flash and molten metal splashes. Designed for use by safety workers when dealing with live electrical connections.


Key Features


    • Made of ABS
    • Suitable for live working
    • Smooth head circumference adjustment, range 53cm-63cm Helmet type (ANSI standard) – Type 1
    • Lateral deformation resistance (EN Standard) – LD
    • Molten metal splash resistance (EN Standard) – MM
    • Resistance to penetration after conditioning in temperatures of –40°C to +60°C
    • Electrical properties (EN standard) – 440 Vac
    • Electrical Class O (1000 V AC/1500 V DC) according to EN 50365 Electrical Class E (20kV AC) according to ANSI Z89.1.1
    • Compliance with ANSI Z89.1; EN397; EN 50365 standards Approved to EN 50365 – Electrically insulating helmets for use on low voltage installation
    • Approved to ANSI Z89.1 – Industrial head protection
    • Improved visibility with reflective stickers
    • Manufacturing date and utilisation date permanently marked


  • 4-point strap recommended for working at height
  • Quick, clasp – easy operation with protective gloves


  • Made from Polycarbonate
  • Protection against high-speed particles – B
  • Protection against droplets and splashes of liquids (3)
  • Full face, chin and neck protection against thermal hazards caused by electric arc flash
  • Resistance to fogging – N
  • Protection against electric arc: Class 2 – Box test 7kA/0.5s; ATPV > 36cal/cm2
  • Compliance with standards: EN 166; GS-ET-29; ASTM F2178 Code number for ultra-violet filter (UV) – 2C-2
  • Visible light transmittance (VLT) < 50% – Class 2
  • Optical Class – 1
  • Protection against molten metals and hot solids (9)
  • Approved to ASTN F2178 – Standard specification for arc rated eye or face protective products
  • Premium class anti-fog and anti-scratch protection
  • Easy to wear with eyeglasses
  • Incident energy – ATPV = 36cal /cm2

EN Standards

  • ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2014
  • ASTM F2178
  • EN 397:2012 +A1:2012
  • EN 50365:2002
  • EN 166:2001
  • GS-ET 29:2011-05


When an electrical discharge travels through the air, it produces a tremendous burst of energy, which is known as an Arc Flash. This flash has the potential to cause serious harm to anyone who comes into contact with it, so sufficient Arc Flash protection is critical.

When an electrical discharge or short circuit moves through the air, it creates an electric arc, also known as an arc discharge. Voltage spikes, damaged connections, cable strikes, and insulation gaps are just a few of the causes of an Arc Flash. The outcome is a burst of strong energy.

The energy emitted by an Arc Flash event can be lethal, with temperatures reaching 35,000°F, or more than 19,000°C. It should go without saying that this can burn clothing and human skin in fractions of a second, even if the operative is only five or six metres away from the Arc Flash event.

An Arc Flash can cause an explosive pressure wave that can fling personnel across the room as well as a loud burst that can tear eardrums. It is also accompanied by a brilliant flash that might result in temporary or permanent blindness.

An Arc Flash occurrence should be treated as a serious threat to your team.

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Arc flash events are widespread in several industries, including power generating, utilities, industrial electrical, and rail. Those who work in these industries can benefit from Arc Flash safety apparel, which can help prevent major burns and lasting disability.

If you work in any of these five essential industries, you should think about Arc Flash protection for your team.

  • Power Generation – Your crew is vulnerable to an Arc Flash occurrence both inside and outside power plants.
  • Utilities – Field workers must be protected from Arc Flash hazards, especially if they are breaking ground on a frequent basis.
  • Petrochemicals – We understand that being aware of Arc Flash hazards is now an essential aspect of your risk assessments. Arc Flash garments are quickly becoming the preferred safety apparel for many in this industry.
  • Rail – Arc Flash prevention is critical on railways. Arc Flash safety clothing that meet the unique criteria of UK standards for high visibility are available.
  • Industrial Electrical – Those who operate with high voltage power supply, in distribution centres, and in industrial and commercial maintenance teams are all vulnerable to Arc Flash accidents. Make certain they are safeguarded.



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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.

Protective boots and helmets for industrial use

2.1 Protective boots and helmets that qualify for zero rating

They are zero-rated when all the following conditions are met:

Condition Description Further information
1 The articles must be boots or helmets paragraph 2.2
2 They must be manufactured to satisfy the requirements of regulation 8(2) of the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002 paragraphs 2.3 to 2.5
3 They must bear a mark indicating conformity with regulation (8)(2) of the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002 paragraphs 2.3 to 2.5
4 They must be for industrial use paragraph 2.4
5 They must not be supplied to persons for use by their employees paragraph 2.5

Paragraph 2.6 explains when accessories are zero-rated.

2.2 Difference between a shoe and a boot

The zero rate applies specifically to protective boots and therefore protective shoes are not eligible for zero-rating, even if they meet the remaining requirements.

2.3 Regulatory standards for protective boots and helmets

The protective boots and helmets must be manufactured to the standards which satisfy the requirements of regulation 8(2) of the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002.

2.4 Meaning of ‘industrial use’

This has its ordinary and everyday meaning. Boots and helmets that meet all the other conditions for zero rating but are not for industrial use, such as motorcycle boots, are standard-rated.

2.5 Work out who is being supplied

You cannot zero rate supplies of protective boots or helmets to an employer for the use by their employees. Supplies from a manufacturer to a wholesaler who in turn supplies them to a retailer can be zero-rated subject to the conditions set out earlier in this notice. Supplies from an employer to an employee can also be zero-rated, subject to the conditions set out earlier in this notice.

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.


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** Please email to send your goods via Royal Mail.

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 166 Standard explained

EN166 is the core technical standard that applies to all safety eyewear including spectacles, goggles and visors. It does not apply to eye protection for which separate standards exist (anti-laser eye protection, sunglasses for general use).



1: OPTICAL REQUIREMENTS Tests include, transmission and diffusion of light, refractive properties, resistance to ageing (stability to heat and resistance to UV), corrosion and ignition. Results of the testing define the Optical Class of the eye protector: which falls into 1 of 3 categories, where 1 is the highest and 3 is the lowest as indicated in the table. These categories define the quality of the lens in terms of how much or how little distortion is experienced by the wearer.




2: MECHANICAL PROTECTION/IMPACT RESISTANCE This test (applicable to both lens and frame) determines the impact resistance of the eye-protector (spectacles, goggles or visors) to withstand flying objects without cracking or shattering. The test is performed with steel balls of different diameters and weights which are used to strike the lens and frame at different speeds as indicated in the table. This results in 4 levels of mechanical protection denoted by the markings; ‘S’ ‘F’, ‘B’ or ‘A’ on the eye protector where ‘S’ is the lowest grade, offering the least amount of protection and ‘A’ is the highest grade offering maximum protection under the standard.

EYE protection table for mechical impact protection levels

Note explaining the markings for eye protectors


Optional Eye Protection Tests


EN 166 also describes other optional tests which must be applied should the manufacturer wish to make additional claims regarding protection. For example the Impact Resistance Against High Speed Spectacles At Extreme Temperature is conducted on spectacles/goggles and visors conditioned at extreme temperatures from -5°C /+55°C, resulting in similar markings as the above table, with a T denoting temperature: FT/ BT / AT. Note: This does not apply to the S marking category.



OTHER OPTIONAL REQUIREMENTS and corresponding markings for EN166 are described in the table below


OTHER OPTIONAL REQUIREMENTS and corresponding markings for EN166 are described in the table below