All Head Protection must be tested to the relevant European Safety standards and must be CE marked. It is more than head knowledge – Act now and keep within the law.

Protection against mechanical impacts to the head safeguards the user against possible consequences such as brain injuries or skull fractures. The standard also includes protection against lateral deformation of the helmet, as well as protecting the wearer from dangerous head injuries.

Industrial safety helmets that comply with standard EN 397 generally meet the following safety requirements: 

All helmets certified according to EN 397 must meet these requirements:

A helmet certified in accordance with EN 397 may meet these requirements; they are, however, not mandatory requirements:

  • Shock absorption, vertical
  • Very low temperatures (-20'C or -30'C)
  • Penetration resistance (against sharp and pointed objects)
  • Very high temperatures (+150'C)
  • Flame resistance
  • Electrical insulation (440 V)
  • Chin strap attachment: chin strap releases at minimum 150N and maximum 250N
  • Molten metal (MM)
  • Lateral deformation