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Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Head Protection Gear:

By Shabbir Zahid 0 comments

Choosing the right helmet can be a daunting task. Over the past decade, an unprecedented variety of helmets has been introduced differing in style, price point, compliance with standards and manufacturer’s claims of improved protection. Selecting the best helmet is further complicated by the scarcity of test data that provide evidence-based guidance. We at SAMS SOLUTIONS help our valuable resellers and customers in choosing the right helmet based on the work environment and requirements. We suggest our customers follow the below steps while selecting the head protection for the workplace.  Failing to follow the correct steps may result in major injuries, sometimes fatal.

  • Step:01 Risk Assessment

The first step in guaranteeing workplace safety is to carry out an exhaustive risk assessment. Determine possible risks, assess the risks, and put controls in place to reduce the risks. Regular risk assessments can help prevent accidents and create a safer working environment. There are various phases involved in carrying out a risk assessment for head protection.


  1. Analyzing workplace risks
  2. Examine the work environment & nature or risks. (Fall, Impact, Falling Objects, Heat, Fire)
  3. Set up appropriate safeguards and selection guidelines based on the results.
  4. Review and reevaluate before making the selection


  • Step:02 Compliance to Standards & Test Reports

Head protection equipment (Helmets, Bump Caps) must adhere to the standards and have a valid test report and certificate. Always check for the standards marking like EN, ANSI, or OSHA standards for the safety helmets. Also based on your work environment you can select Type I, Type II, Type C, Type G and Type E Helmets. The helmets should be within a valid and amble expiration date when you purchase to ensure maximum protection


  • Step:03 Comfort and Fit

In addition to their protective features, safety helmets in the maritime and offshore sector are designed to be worn for a substantial period and therefore must provide superior comfort. The synthetic leather comfort liner, along with the ratcheting fitment dial, ensures a snug and comfortable fit even when wearing gloves.


  • Step:04 Shock Absorption Properties

In the offshore and maritime industries, safety helmets' capacity to absorb shock is especially crucial. There are numerous hazards for workers that could result in head injuries, including trips, falls, and slips. In the event of an accident, the safety helmet's capacity to absorb shock helps to lower the danger of head injuries. There are various types of suspension available with 4-point, 6-point, 8-point suspension for safety helmets. The increased number of suspensions is better as it will transfer the impact equally to the points and thus reduces the impact affecting the head in a single point.


  • Step:05 Compatibility with Additional Safety Equipment

A safety helmet should also be compatible with other personal protective equipment. Employees in the maritime and offshore industries often require additional protection gear, such as respirators, goggles, and gloves. Employees in the maritime and offshore industries frequently need to put on additional protection gear, like respirators, goggles, and earmuffs. Safety helmets are made to fit this additional protective equipment, guaranteeing that employees are completely safe while working.


In conclusion, wearing head protection and choosing the right models for head protection is equally important to ensure the workplace safety. SAMS SOLUTIONS offers certified safety helmets in Ameriza, Perf, Bullard, 3M brands to our customers based on their budget, requirements. Our dedicated team is available anytime to support the customers with the required technical / sales support.  In addition to these impact performance criteria, factors about user satisfaction are equally important for helmet adoption, such as comfort, weight, heat and style. This is why we have a range of selection for our customers to choose from.