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regarding use of helmets or bump caps
It is important to know the difference between the use of helmets or bump
caps. The helmet is CE EN 397 approved and the bump cap is CE EN 812
approved. It is recommended that bump caps are only used ‘during daily work
in the engine room’. Helmets are mandatory when special work, not daily work,
has to be carried out in the engine room.
Difference between helmets and caps:
* A bump cap weights approx. 200-250 grams less than
a helmet (after hours spent working in the engine room,
you will notice the difference between using a bump cap
instead of a helmet).
* The bump cap can be used in constricted areas where
the helmet is too large (where there is insufficient space
to wear the helmet on the head together with the arms/
hands + tools).
Regarding use of bump caps on Trans Carrier:
It is currently only fitters who use bump caps during daily
engine work. The rest of the engine department continues
to use helmets.
All engine crew who have been on board since receiving
the updated PPE-matrix from the office on 10.05.2013 are
permitted to use helmets or bump caps for normal daily
engine work if they wish.
Now we are talking about what to wear, I would draw
your attention to the following:
* It is the Chief Engineer’s duty/responsibility to inform
his/her crew about the different types of head protection
when using helmets or bump caps.
* To inform crew members about what constitutes daily
engine work and what does not constitute daily engine
work. And to underline that it is ‘mandatory to use a
helmet even when daily engine work is not being carried
* That it is up to the crew members to choose what type
of head protection they wish to wear when carrying out
daily engine work.
Chief Engineer F. Berland.
Trans Carrier
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