12 February 2015
JSP says that the distinctive ‘shield’ shape on the front of its industrial safety helmets provides reassurance that they are the genuine article.
The shape has evolved over the last 40 years for the purpose of clearly distinguishing the helmet from others in the marketplace. According to JSP, it provides an assurance of quality and durability for procurers, site managers and users.
JSP notes that the shield badge of identity has become more important in recent years owing to the increasing proliferation of cheap, illegal, counterfeit helmets in international circulation that do not meet the requirements of British and European Standard EN397. The use of fake PPE can have devastating consequences, including injury or even death from objects falling onto a substandard helmet.
Because each helmet is unique, wearers can use JSP's online tracing and verification system at www.jspcheck.com to validate the DNA of their helmets by using the individual barcode, which allows it to be tracked throughout its life.