Head protection is required in almost every industry where there is a risk of being injured by falling objects or when working in areas of restricted head space. Some of these injuries could be prevented by using the correct head protection and to ensure wearer compliance, it is essential that protection is comfortable, durable and practical.

Scott Safety, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of personal protective equipment, has recently enhanced its range of head protection to meet the stringent requirements of today’s workers. By introducing a new ratchet size adjustment option across the entire safety helmet range, workers can now enjoy greater comfort, stability and safety.

Designed with wearer functionality in mind, the new ratchet safeguards against accidental adjustment; with its push and turn operation ensuring that loss of tension cannot occur. With practicality a fundamental requirement, the new design can be easily adjusted with one hand, without removing the helmet from the head. The wearer also has the ability to easily tighten or losen the helmet for improved comfort or stability as and when the head expands and contracts, usually during periods of high intensity work. Offering a wide size adjustment of between 50-64cm, the new ratchet design also permits easy operation with gloved hands. This makes ratchet headgear the preferred choice when driving plant machinery over rough terrain, working at height, in windy or inverted positions and critically allows for safe adjustment without the need to remove the helmet from the head in areas that could be dangerous.

Scott Safety’s helmet head harness combinations are widely recognised as some of the most balanced and stable available. Continuing to drive innovation, the new safety ratchet helmet headgear has been enhanced to improve stability by shaping the ratchet beneath the occipital bone. All day comfort has also been improved through the addition of a foam comfort pad, enabling the ratchet to be tightened securely without over clamping the head.

For more information about Scott Safety and its range of products please visit www.scottsafety.com.