Helmet-based safety technology company Mips and safety products and services specialist Arco have announced an education partnership for head protection.
The partnership aims to improve knowledge and awareness of head injuries on construction sites: how incidents occur generally, and what happens, or could happen, to our head when we fall.
Arco and Mips will collaborate on various initiatives, working with safety professionals, end-users and industry institutions. Both companies will continue to offer expert advice on the different levels of protection that safety helmets can give the wearer, the role hard hat technology can play, and provide employers and workers with a better understanding of what good head protection requires.
Mips, already an established name in sports helmets, has established a strong customer base in its new safety category during 2021. The Mips safety system is designed to help reduce rotational motion to the head caused by certain angled impacts. A low-friction layer inside the safety helmet allows multi-directional movement of 10-15mm on certain angled impacts, intended to help reduce rotational force to the head.
“We are passionate about raising awareness of safety risks through expert advice, guidance on hazards, compliance, and best practice to our customers large and small.”
Arco is a leading supplier of PPE, workwear and safety products, offering an extensive range of more than 200,000 individual items.
Alex Turgoose, PPE product and procurement manager at Arco, said: “Head injuries are a major problem in the workplace. We are passionate about raising awareness of safety risks through expert advice, guidance on hazards, compliance, and best practice to our customers large and small. It’s important to us, as an expert safety partner for more than 25,000 customers, that we help educate them to identify, monitor and reduce the risk associated with workplace hazards – especially when it comes to head protection.”
Olof Rylander, senior business developer for safety at Mips, added: “We are pleased to partner with Arco and continue to educate the market on issues concerning head protection. Together we will work closely with safety professionals and industry institutions and continue our research into the field of head injuries in construction, the role hard hat technology can play, and provide a deeper understanding of the risks from rotational motion caused by head impacts in construction.”
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