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Document ID (ISN)25887
CIS number 76-1704
ISBN(s) 0-580-08577-5
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Title Specification for general purpose industrial safety helmets.
Bibliographic information BS 5240:1975, British Standards Institution, Publications Department, 101 Pentonville Road, London N1 9ND, United Kingdom, Nov. 1975. 10p. Illus. Price: ú3.10.
Abstract This standard, which replaces BS 2095 "Light duty industrial safety helmets" and BS 2826 "Heavy duty industrial safety helmets" as from 1 June 1976, specifies physical and performance requirements, methods of test and marking requirements for industrial helmets. Definitions are followed by specifications concerning physical (materials, general construction, shell, vertical and horizontal clearance, weight, etc.) and performance requirements (mandatory: shock absorption, penetration and flame resistance; optional: low temperature tests, electrical insulation, lateral rigidity); test requirements and procedures; marking. A method of construction of wooden headforms, and recommendations for the materials and construction of helmets are appended.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; safety helmets; head protection
Descriptors (secondary) marking; standard; equipment testing
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Head protection