Hard hats are a personal safety must-have in construction sites, factories, and other such areas. They have a suspension layer inside that forms a gap between the user’s head and the helmet’s shell, intended to protect them from the shock of an impact from a falling object. They are made of rigid plastic, however, and come in a uniform appearance. Accessories for hard hats can help improve them in multiple ways; this guide will help pick out the right accessories for one’s use.
Comfort for hot workdays
The users of hard hats are often in construction or other industrial fields that make it necessary to work outdoors or in unventilated areas for extended periods. Heat and humidity can make this very uncomfortable after some time, especially if it is physically strenuous. This effect is only amplified when using a hard hat. Workers might find it comfortable to use a snap-on sweatband or a liner cap that goes on under the hat--these can help absorb sweat and keep them distraction-free during the day.
When selecting a liner cap or a sweatband to last the whole day, look for moisture-wicking activewear material that prevents sweat buildup and allows the skin to breathe. If the user intends to replace the sweatband during the day, consider terry cotton inserts, which are highly absorbent and very easy to wash and take to work. One can also buy caps and do-rags that can be soaked and “activated” to provide a cooling sensation to the scalp and forehead.
Hard hats come in uniform shapes and colors, making it challenging to tell workers--and hats--apart. Using paints and markers to distinguish them isn’t recommended as it could degrade the hard hat’s plastic. To get around this, one can use stickers or masking tape. However, much like on the backs of cars, hard hat stickers and decals are a great way of personalizing a piece of equipment without compromising its functionality. Whether they depict flags, beloved movie franchises, or merely amusing quotes, look for decals made of UV-resistant, waterproof PVC material that resists wrinkling or fading in the sun.
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