Coloured Hard Hat Scheme? Is it for us?

Author: Brendan Clayton   Date Posted:5 December 2016 

The UK have introduced a new safety helmet colour-coding system. Should Australia do similar?

The UK have introduced a new safety helmet colour-coding system.

Build UK has developed the Safety Helmet Colours & Training Standards to improve safety on construction sites across the UK. These standards use the a simple colour-coding system to help workers identify the type of site operative, where: - Black: Supervisor - Orange: Slinger/signaller, site manager, competent operative - White: Vehicle marshal (must wear contrasting hi-vis vest) - Blue: All others on site. 

The standard does not extend to Network Rail sites, which only allow white and blue helmets.

Could your workplace benefit from a similar system or should Australia look at introducing something similar?

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