Hard Hat colour scheme introduced by Highways England

Hard Hat colour scheme introduced by Highways England

Hard Hat colour scheme introduced by Highways England

As from 1st January 2017, a new Hard Hat colour scheme will be enforced on Contractors working on national road projects in the United Kingdom.

  • Black safety helmets – for site supervisors.
  • Orange safety helmets – for slingers/signallers.
  • White safety helmets – for general use, managers, clients and competent operatives.
  • Blue safety helmets – for inexperienced workers and site visitors.
UK Hard Hat Scheme
The UK Hard Hat Scheme

However, many asphalt and road construction contractors and civil engineers are questioning the requirement for safety helmets to be worn on open road projects where there are no overhead dangers.

  • What are these safety helmets protecting?
  • Is the colour of the helmet destined to become a status symbol?

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Neil Davis is the MD of ANGDAL Pavement Engineering. A Civil Engineering Consultancy with over 75 years of real international contracting and consultancy experience.

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