A unique safety helmet that has revolutionised head protection across mainland Europe thanks to its innovative design features is now available in the UK and Ireland thanks to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) specialist Alpha Solway.
Providing enhanced impact protection and comfort for construction workers, the award-winning Ranger helmet features the unique Crashbox protection system, created by renowned head protection manufacturer ENHA.
Crashbox is an integrated, double-walled impact absorption system located on the crown of the helmet. It is designed to absorb impact energy, instead of the wearer, in the event of an impact from above.
It achieves this through specially designed cylindrical rods that drive into corresponding cylinders in a rotating motion when an impact occurs. This absorbs the energy to minimise the force on the wearer’s head.
Ideally suited to workers in the construction, utilities, manufacturing, engineering, petrochemical, metal working and forestry sectors, Ranger is designed and manufactured in ENHA’s German ISO 9001 certified facilities.
The shell is constructed from an ABS/Polycarbonate/UV blocker blend, exceeding EN 397 standards having been tested under different temperatures between +50°C and -30°C. The UV blocker also slows down UV degradation, increasing the helmet’s lifespan by up to 50% – which means it can be used for up to six years if undamaged.
Wider user benefits include a padded ratchet adjustment system, which is quick and easy to use with one hand, even when wearing safety gloves.
Further innovations also include patented oval shaped slots on the side of the helmet which refrain from cracking should permanent pressure be applied from the attached personal protective equipment. A range of accessories is also available including reflective sticker sets, retractable safety eyewear (Integraspec) and the fast-click 4-point chin-strap.
Joining Ranger is the specialist E-RANGER safety helmet. Designed specifically for electrical applications, E-RANGER not only incorporates the Crashbox impact absorption system, but also reduces the risk of exposure from high voltage conductors (up to 1000V AC or 1500V DC). It also comes with a range of optional metal-free accessories and is resistant to molten metal.
Steven Binnie, Sales Director for Alpha Solway said: “The Ranger helmet is an absolute game changer when it comes to head protection and we are delighted to launch it here in the UK and Ireland. Best in class in terms of performance and convenience in use, the Crashbox system is a true revolution. Based on crumple zone technology used in the automotive industry, it has transformed head protection programmes.”