UniSafe TA550 Safety Helmet Datasheet ANZ

TECHNICAL DATASHEET
TA550 UNILITE VISITORS SAFETY HELMET
DESCRIPTION
The Australian made UniSafe TA550 “visitors” safety
helmet is the central building block providing users
with a face, head and hearing certified protection
system if needed. It is designed to protect wearers
from numerous hazards and compliments a number of
UniSafe accessories.
it down through the body to the ground. The six point
harness provides the cushioning by stretching and
spreading the load evenly over the protected area.
The helmet consists of a shell and a suspension system
called a harness. The shell provides the impact
protection by deflecting, whilst the harness absorbs the
shock and load. The transmission of force is dissipated
through the shell, harness by stretching and dissipating
and dry. This makes it hygienic and ideal fo site visitors.
The HDPE harness maximises the surface area in
contact with the wearers head and enhances stability/
security of the helmet. It is removable, easy to clean
The area between the shell and harness is the shock
absorption zone and should not be treated as a storage
location when worn.
APPLICATIONS
Suitable for general use in industry for protection of
the upper part of the wearers head.
The TA550 (un-vented) safety helmet has been
designed to meet the requirements of AS/NZS 1801 for
shock absorption, resistance to penetration, lateral
stiffness, ignition by flame and electrial insulation
(electrical hazards up to 650V) when tested in the Hot
(50°C), Cold (-5°C) and Wet conditions.
Type 1 safety helmets are suitable for general industry,
construction and mining.
TECHNICAL DATASHEET
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
TA550
Shell Material
Injection moulded ABS (plastic)
Harness Cradle
HDPE (high density polyethylene)
6 point harness
Weight
260 g (weights differ with colours)
Harness Segments
Injection moulded HDPE
(High Density Polyethylene)
Adjustment Range
50 - 64 cm
Harness Headband
Injection moulded LDPE
(Low Density Polyethylene)
Harness Sweatband
Foam backed Terry Towelling
(alternative: Lambswool)
Shell Colours
White, Yellow, Blue, Fluoro Orange, Fluoro Yellow,
Green, Orange, Red, Watermelon, Grey
APPROVAL INFORMATION
The TA550 is certified to AS/NZS 1801:1997 Type 1 ABS, for general industrial use.
The range of UniSafe Safety Helmets are compatible with UniSafe brand hearing, eye and face protection. Various
UniSafe brand PPE combinations are Certified (including manufacturer’s certified accessories) to Australian/New
Zealand standards.
TECHNICAL DATASHEET
TYPES OF SAFETY HELMETS
The scope of AS/NZS 1801:1997 standard specifies requirement for occupational protective helmets to protect
wearers heads from falling objects in building and construction, quarrying, shipbuilding, forestry, and other
occupations with similar hazards. These requirements include the construction and materials of the helmet shell
and head harness, mechanical strength of the shell and finish of the helmet.
In compliance with the standards objectives to specify protective helmets that are worn in a variety of occupations.
UniSafe brand safety helmets are classified into three types:
TYPE
SAFETY HELMET
Type 1
General industrial safety helmets
Type 2
Helmets intended for high temperature workplaces
Type 3
Helmets intended for bushfire fighting
MARKINGS & WORKING LIFE OF SAFETY HELMETS
Markings on safety helmets are a requirement for certification. It assists users in identifying their intended use. The
shell is moulded with very important information stamped on the peak and you should familarise yourself with the
significance of this labelling.
Australian/New Zealand Standards AS/NZS 1801:1997 is an excellent reference document and provides assistance.
Every UniSafe brand safety helmet has an issue date sticker on the inside of the shell for wearers to record their name
and date of issue. Three years hence remove the helmet from use or earlier if the helmet has changed in colour,
exhibits any signs of wear or damage due to impact or deterioration. (AS/NZS 1800:1998 3.4).
If the sticker has not been used or removed, replace the helmet three years from the manufacture date stamp under
the brim or peak of the helmet. In the centre of the stamp is the year with a directional arrow pointing to the month of
the year in which the helmet was made.
TECHNICAL DATASHEET
COMPATIBILITY CHART
The range of UniSafe safety helmets are compatible with UniSafe brand hearing, eye and face protection.
Various UniSafe brand PPE combinations are Certified (including manufacturer’s Certified accessories) to
Australian/New Zealand Standards
VISOR
HOLDER
TA550
CAP
ATTACH
EARMUFFS
VISORS
(with visor
holder)
BALACLAVA
CHINSTRAP
SWEATBAND
WIDE BRIM/
NECKFLAP
HARNESS
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
VH500
RBZ3CA
Polycarb
TA179
TA175
TA094
TA173
TA598
VH500P
RBZ2CA
Shaded
Terry
RBZ1CA
Chinguard
Towelling
TA597
RB44CA
Thermotuff+
TA095
Pinlock
VV765
RB302
Ratchet
Lambswool
l Certified
Note: The above provides a guide only. Please refer to Scott Safety for the comprehensive compatibility listing.
CUSTOMISATION & INTEGRITY
Scott Safety’s corporate branding and reflective tape options are available across the range of Australian made
UniSafe brand safety helmets to create and maintain company image and visibility on site.
Scott Safety’s Australian made UniSafe brand safety helmets are manufactured under an independently audited
scheme to ISO9001. The UniSafe Safety Helmets are licensed and manufactured to AS/NZS 1801:1997.
Scott Safety’s logo printing and application of reflective tape to UniSafe brand safety helmets does not affect the
integrity of the Safety Helmet.
ORDERING INFORMATION
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
TA550
UniLite Visitors Safety Helmet ABS (Type 1)
TECHNICAL DATASHEET
MAINTENANCE/CLEANING
The safety helmet should be kept in good condition and cleaned regularly using warm water and/or a mild detergent
only. A brush can be used to remove stubborn marks from the shell. Prior to washing, the harness should be removed
from the shell to facilitate cleaning. The use of solvents, very hot water or harsh abrasives is not recommended.
Worn or damaged headgear parts should be replaced immediately and damaged shells (splits, cracks, dents or
excessive abrasion, discolouration or weathering of the shell surface) should be discarded.
Accessories must be OEM components and never use a makeshift chinstrap. A chinstrap whilst a simple component is
designed to meet specific breaking loads. This is to prevent serious accidents from occuring.
WORKING LIFE
All information pertaining to selection, care and use is available in AS/NZS 1800:1998. Based upon industrial field tests
Australian and New Zealand standards recommends, in general terms, an industrial safety helmet should be replaced
every three years from date of issue, and the harness should be replaced every 2 years. Harsh conditions and/or rough
usage dictate that a helmet may be replaced sooner.
Every UniSafe brand safety helmet has an issue date sticker on the inside of the shell for wearers to record their name
and date of issue. Three years hence remove the helmet from use or earlier if the helmet has changed in colour,
exhibits any signs of wear or damage due to impact or deterioration (AS/NZS 1800:1998 3.4). If the sticker has not
been used or removed, replace the helmet three years from the manufacture date stamp under the brim or peak of the
helmet. In the centre of the stamp is the year with a directional arrow pointing to the month of the year in which the
helmet was made.
STORAGE
Storage is part of ongoing care and maintenance but is so often overlooked. Care should be taken to ensure your
safety helmet, when not in use, is stored appropriately and not exposed to possible damage.
Refrain from leaving it sitting near the rear window of a car as it is exposed to intensified heat, sunlight and becomes a
flying projectile in the event of a car accident or sudden braking.
DISPOSAL
Most components of this assemble can be recycled. Recycle symbols are present on both the shell and harness
assemblies. If the product is to be disposed of, it should be dissembled and disposed of as solid waste. Please see
local authority regulations for disposal advice and locations.
Australia: Scott Safety*
PO Box 876, Guildford, NSW 2161, Australia
Phone: 131 772 Fax: 1800 651 772
New Zealand: Scott Safety
Private Bag 93011, New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone: (64 9) 826 1716 Fax: (64 9) 827 2288
Website
www.ScottSafety.com
* Scott Safety is a division of Rindin
Enterprises Pty Limited ACN 089 330 914
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