We are back on the subject of hard hats after a construction website reported a shocking safety warning.
The Construction Enquirer reported today that experts at JSP are warning of a batch of poor quality counterfeit hard hats that have been discovered recently.
JSP have said the hard hats are that poor they can be split in two with your bare hands. The hard hats are reported to of originated from Asia of the Middle East.
The hard hats that have been copied are JSP’s MkII, they are easily identifiable from the marks “Burly” and “MkII” under the peak.
Matthew Judson, JSP’s director of technical support, said users should make sure JSP’s name is branded into the helmet, and ensure that the user information leaflet is original – not a photocopy that is not square on the page – correctly spelled, in multiple languages, and with the manufacture’s contact details listed.
They should examine the helmet closely for consistency of colour, clarity and legibility of markings and make sure it is durable.
He said: “If you suspect a helmet is fake, give us a call and we will send someone out to have a look at it, or take it back to the place you bought it from.
“If someone had been wearing a bogus helmet and an object had fallen on their head they could be dead.”
Original story via The Construction Enquirer