Nexus helmet

Style a deciding factor when choosing a hard hat

Research from Centurion, the above-the-neck PPE specialist, has  revealed that style is the fourth major trigger for customers changing a helmet or brand, after cost, comfort, and change in company policy requirements.

Renowned for its head protection systems, the global company conducted a survey of 250 wearers across UK organisations to understand the opportunities and challenges faced by the changing landscape.

The research revealed that 11% of people said style is a key contributor when changing a helmet – a factor more significant to workers than the design, quality and specific brand of a helmet.

The research revealed that 11% of people said style is a key contributor when changing a helmet – a factor more significant to workers than the design, quality and specific brand of a helmet.

As a result of the research, Centurion has started developing new products, bringing in style as a core focus including its latest Safety Helmet range, Nexus. Bridging the gap between stylish recreational helmets and the standard industrial safety helmets of today, the Nexus range consists of the CORE, (a base, general purpose safety helmet), LINESMAN, complete with a four-point harness for added security, and the HEIGHTMASTER, a working at height helmet.

Stylish features include an ABS shell that provides a favourable strength-to weight ratio, with optional accessories including integrated eyewear and high-intensity reflective stickers available in six colours.

Andrew Gordon, Marketing Director at Centurion, said: “At a time of rapid change for our customers, we believe Centurion’s above the neck expertise and specialism is more important than ever, and carrying out this research has allowed us to further understand the needs of the market and more importantly, our customers.

The industry is changing and it’s evident that workers are becoming more conscious of how they look. Rewind 20 years, and this wouldn’t have been the case but now poor looks is one of the top reasons for non-compliance in wearing PPE

“The industry is changing and it’s evident that workers are becoming more conscious of how they look. Rewind 20 years, and this wouldn’t have been the case but now poor looks is one of the top reasons for non-compliance in wearing PPE.

“Being safe never looked so good and our ambition is to continue creating products that are safe, innovative and stylish – something which our Nexus range epitomises perfectly.”

www.centurionsafety.eu

About Georgina Bisby

Georgina Bisby
Georgina Bisby is a journalist and editor with extensive experience covering construction and industrial news and technology, including a particular focus on health and safety, energy and environmental issues.

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