What colour hard hat should you wear? New coding system arrives

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  1. So a consultant (engineer or architect) would wear a blue hat, being part of the catch all “everybody else” category? Complete nonsense…

  2. Why didn’t they chose colours to match the CSCS card competency levels???

  3. What about grey, pink or yellow hats???

  4. I’m an architect and blue just doesn’t go with my complexion, darling. I want a nice sunny yellow hat!

  5. As a Resident Engineer, I’ve always had a white hat, it lets people know that I work for the client, not the contractor that I’m not some visitor or sales rep.

  6. What about all the billions of yellow hats out there for sale. Why not yellow for site tradesmen and operatives?

  7. White hats seem to be the most common I see on sites, and also readily available at places like Screwfix. Why isn’t the white shell the option for the “normal” worker or visitor?

  8. Wow different coloured party hats that’s original

  9. In the site where I am working for, there are color codes used. The difference with your explanation is no black helmet. Red helmet is used for safety officer.

  10. I’m so glad I’ve retired will this stuff never stop ?? I recall one site had all the workforce no matter what trade with large numbers on the back of their high vis vests like footballers. I had to pull up a site person carrying out site inductions when told i had passed i said not so fast how do i know what is being said in an emergency fire etc some of the workforce spoke no english what so ever, His reply was point taken. Priorities please.

  11. How do you compensate for operatives who are colour blind???

  12. Black doesn’t seem to best suit the high viz sense of health and safety does it?

    I’d rather be covered in those little black, yellow-loving beetles than get hit by a digger bucket.

  13. All the salty blue hat wearers moaning, just aspire to get yourself a black hat and all the hassle and grief that comes with it..

  14. What a waste of time and money this just identifies who to avoid, White for skilled, Blue for everyone else. If I put a black hat on does that make me a foreman. utter rubbish.

  15. What UTTER nonsense, some trying to justify their jobs??? what does it matter what colour the hat is, the function is still the same? the view that this helps identify capability is laughable, most people on a site won’t know the difference and wouldn’t care less. As a manager it is hard enough to get staff to wear one without the CR** of choosing a colour. It is about time the industry stopped this silly nonsense. HSE don’t care about the colour.

  16. If the function of a hard hat is to prevent head injury then colour should not be part of the consideration?
    The idea that different colour vests will further identify individuals assigned to different tasks is also flawed because there are only two colours of vest which comply with the standard, the Hi Vis green or orange.

  17. Colours are a good idea the brighter the better but NOT BLACK you can not see them in poor lighting conditions very well.
    I would like to see the following, White- Site managers, Green- Gas workers, Blue- Water workers, Yellow- All site construction workers/operatives, Red- All Electricians and Orange- All visitors. My rule is To be SEEN is to be SAFE.
    Gordon Rickwood 22 February 2018

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