Warning on dodgy hard hats

1361169272_helmetsA safety alert has been issued about counterfeit safety helmets on the market that are so weak they can be split in two by bare hands.

The British Safety Industry Federation has circulated the warning, saying that helmets branded “burly” or “Mkll” under the peak should be regarded as suspicious.

They are believed to come from Asia or the Middle East and appear to be copies of reputable manufacturer JSP’s MK2 helmet that has been manufactured in the UK for more than 35 years.

JSP technical support director Matthew Judson advised: “Users should make sure the JSP name is branded into the helmet, and that the user information leaflet is original, correctly spelled, in multiple languages, and with the manufacturer’s contact details listed – not a photocopy that is not square on the page.”

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