DIN EN 397 – Protection from falling objects

Industrial safety helmets from uvex comply with standard DIN EN 397, which states that they must be designed to protect the wearer from falling objects. Protection against mechanical impacts to the head safeguards the user against possible consequences such as brain injuries or skull fractures. The standard also includes protection against lateral deformation of the helmet, as well as protecting the wearer from dangerous head injuries.

Industrial safety helmets that comply with standard DIN EN 397 generally meet the following basic safety requirements:

  • shock absorption
    for protection from falling objects or suspended loads
  • penetration resistance
    to protect the head from splashes and, if necessary, from dirt
  • flame resistance
  • ensuring a suitable fit
    partly via an adjustable interior and partly – depending on the area of use – via the use of a chin strap.