Safety Alert - Safety Helmet Check (PPE) - Shared by Associated British Ports

Published: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 15:38

PSS along with Port Industry Chief Executive has identified six key priorities for the sector, one of which is " Early Information Sharing". This sharing of early information among port members can help prevent a similar occurrence in other PSS member ports. This is a proactive method of managing Health & Safety within organizations and is a leading indicator for a positive safety culture.

A small percentage of safety helmets have developed cracks, particularly around peak area. 


For best practice check your helmet for any signs of cracking or any other faults.

The  guidance number indg174  available on the HSE website, outline the best practice for the use of Personal Protective Equipment which are;

  • What do the Regulations require?
  • Assessing suitable PPE
  • Selection and use
  • The hazards and types of PPE
  • CE marking

 For more information on the use of PPE click on the Link

Safety helmet check


For more information on the incident, actions that were taken and recommendation on Safety Helmet Check can be found in the attachment below

Thank you to our member port Associated British Ports for sharing this with the industry.



Safety Helmet Checks Safety Alert PDF (195.02 KB) Download