Rotherham 01709 720348
Bradford 01274 733776

New standard for safety helmets

Published on 25th October 2016

Construction industry voice Build UK has drafted a new standard to promote best practice and safety on construction sites, through the use of colour coded safety helmets for on-site personnel.

New best practice and safety standard for hard hats on site
The implementation of a consistent approach to safety helmet colours has been designed by Build UK to ensure that on-site personnel are easily identifiable, and result in an improvement in on-site communication and increased safety on construction projects across the UK.

The new colour coded hats are:

  • Black: Supervisor
  • Orange: Slinger / Signaller
  • White: Site Manager / Competent Operative / Vehicle Marshall (distinguished by the wearing of a different coloured high visibility vest)
  • Blue: Anyone visiting site that does not fall into the above categories.

Build UK Chief Executive Suzannah Nichol MBE, said:
“We are delighted that our Safety Helmet Colours Standard, which aims to provide clear and practical help for everyone working on-site, is being taken on and implemented by the wider industry as best practice. Health and safety is a priority for Build UK and we will continue to bring the construction supply chain together to discuss the issues that matter to our industry and ensure that Build UK, as the voice of the industry, leads positive and meaningful change”.

Source: Build UK


Back to news

Job Alerts

Let us know your job requirements and we will contact you the next time an appropriate position becomes available.

Sign up for job alerts

We are proud to be members of...