Health and safety for major road schemes: Safety Helmet Colours
- Highways England
- Part of:
- Health and safety for major road schemes: 'Raising the bar' initiative and Road network and traffic
- First published:
- 20 September 2016
- Last updated:
- 29 November 2016, see all updates
Part of Highways England's 'Raising the bar' health and safety initiative to identify best practice, raise standards and improve supply chain engagement.
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This guidance aims to achieve a common safety helmet colour standard to realise the following benefits:
a single standard that can be adopted by all Highways England construction and maintenance contractors. At present contractors specify different requirements on helmets as there is no industry agreed standard.
a clearer way of identifying peoples roles through helmet colour which indicates the level of responsibility on site. It fosters pride in the wearing of a specific hat colour as a badge of responsibility.
reduced costs as companies will no longer have to buy different coloured helmets for different jobs.
This document forms part of Highways England’s ‘Raising the bar’ health and safety initiative.
Published: 20 September 2016
Updated: 29 November 2016
- Updated version of 'Safety Helmet Colours' document added
- First published.