Attention should be paid to the problem of over use of safety helmet

safety helmet is one of the important tooling equipment for oilfield production field staff. The on-site safety inspectors generally pay attention to whether the workers wear it and whether it is correct, but few people pay attention to its overdue use

enough attention should be paid to the problem of over use of safety helmet. Because the safety helmet is used for a long time, the shell material of the safety helmet will become brittle, its impact absorption performance, puncture resistance, lateral rigidity, electrical insulation and flame retardancy will be greatly reduced, and its surface does not have the ability to resist, which can not meet the basic technical performance requirements of the safety helmet, and can not play the protective role of the safety helmet for workers

however, the author learned at the grass-roots level that most employees did not know that the safety helmet also has a shelf life. 1f they want to continue to use the safety helmet, they need to send it to a professional inspection agency for quality inspection. 1t is common for a safety helmet to be used for 5 years or even 10 years. What’s more, in order to save costs or management is not standardized, some units do not strictly follow the product life cycle for rotation or quality inspection in the distribution of labor protection articles

according to the mandatory national standards for safety belts and safety helmets, the maximum service life of plastic safety helmets is 3 years and that of FRP safety helmets i2.5 years from the date of completion of manufacture. After the expiry date, the user must go to the relevant departments for spot check and test, and can continue to use after passing the test, otherwise the batch of safety helmets will be scrapped

for this reason, the author thinks that safety is no trivial matter, and the problem of safety helmet overdue use should not be underestimated, which should arouse enough attention of everyone, especially the safety supervision department. 1n the daily safety inspection, the supervision and inspection of safety helmet overdue use should be done well, so as to eliminate the potential safety hazards caused by safety helmet overdue use, Let the helmet really play its role of safety protection

(Zhu Yifei)

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