Hard hats not only come in a variety of styles and colors, but they are also classified by the Type.
It’s important to understand the different Types of hard hats, as this indicates both the type and level of impact protection it provides,
There are two Types of hard hats: Type I and Type II.
Type I hard hats are designed to protect your head from impact and penetration at the crown, or top of your head. This includes falling objects or debris that come from above and pummel the top of the hard hat.
Type II are designed not only to protect the top of your head, like Type I, but also the sides and back of your head. This includes lateral blows and impacts, as well as impacts from above.
When purchasing a new hard hat, or any PPE, always make sure it is appropriate for your environment, fits properly and is comfortable to wear.