Helmets : Types of Safety Helmet and Applications

  • Apr 28, 2021
  • By Ebenezer Gibadi

In terms of the human body, the head is obviously one of the most valuable assets and is critical to protect. Some of the most debilitating injuries such as head trauma and brain injury can result as a failure to protect the head. When looking for the right style of safety helmet, there are lots of things to consider indeed jobs:

Things to consider before choosing your helmet?

  • What type of work will you be doing?
  • What level of protection do you need?
  • Does your headwear need to comply with any safety regulations? 

Continue reading if you want to find out what different types of safety helmets there is and how to wear them.


Types of safety helmets?

There are different types of helmets as define by guide.directindustry, each designed for specific applications. Please note that not all safety helmets offer the same level of protection, so be sure to choose one specifically designed for the application you are looking for.

You will find a table below summarizing the type of helmet per application, the level of protection as well as the applicable standard (we will go into more detail on standards later) and the accessories available.

Helmet Protection Accessories Applications Applicable standard
Bump cap Resistant to light impacts that can cause superficial injuries.
Not suitable for falling objects or projections.
Can be equipped with an LED light. Basic work in an industrial environment without major risks (plumbing, maintenance, repair).
Agri-food sector because it is easy to decontaminate.
EN 812
Safety helmet for general use Protection against falling objects and perforation by sharp objects. Is equipped with a cover (to deflect objects) and a cap (to absorb the shock).
It also features an adjustable chinstrap and neckband for support.
It can be equipped with other protections (for hearing, corrosive materials, high temperatures, etc.).
EN 397
High-performance safety helmet Greater resistance to falling objects and perforation by sharp objects. Cover
Hazardous work EN 14052
Electrician helmet High resistance to electrical currents (up to 440 volts, brief exposure). Cover
Electrical hazardous work EN 50365
EN 397
Forestry helmet Resistance to projections and falling wood. Visor (for eye protection).
Anti-noise earmuffs (for hearing protection)
Logging and brushcutting work


Generally, protective helmets should do things like:

  • Resist penetration by objects
  • Be resistant to water and burn slowly
  • Absorb the shock of a blow
  • Come with instructions that explain how to adjust and replace the helmet’s suspension and headband

Industrial safety helmets are the most common and basic form of PPE and have to comply with European regulations. There are many types of safety helmet and many options to choose from in the marketplace.


Helmet is a great option because it has side attachment options, allowing you to attach ear protectors or a visor if you need to. if you'd like to view all the safety helmets we stock, click the button below:


If you have any questions about the different types of safety helmets we stock, or if you'd like BULK PURCHASE one over the phone, then don't hesitate to contact us on (+234) 909 009 4868 OR support@gibadi,com. We look forward to hearing from you!