Which strength setting to select for the DUAL chinstrap?
The DUAL chinstrap allows you to change the strength of your helmet’s chinstrap to adapt the helmet to the hazards anticipated in your work environment.
- Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques.
- It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information
- Mastering these techniques requires training.
- Consult a professional before attempting to perform these techniques on your own.
Set the chinstrap strength according to the risk analysis carried out for planned use of the helmet:
Risk of helmet coming off in a fall: chinstrap strength set to greater than 50 kg
risk of strangulation if helmet is snagged: chinstrap strength set to less than 25 kg
- Warning: the helmet's chinstrap strength is factory-set to greater than 50 kg.
In addition, the chinstrap strength setting also determines your helmet’s certification:
EN 12492: 2012 standard
(Climbing and mountaineering helmet standard)
For work at height, the EN 12492 standard requires a chinstrap strength setting greater than 50 kg
EN 397: 2012 standard
(Helmet for industrial use)
For work on the ground, the EN 397 standard requires a chinstrap strength setting less than 25 kg
WHAT ABOUT MY HELMET?
- See your helmet instructions to find out which standards it meets.