Back when I was young and stupid I use to wear a mailmans hat it was very light, but looking back on it I wasn't getting a way with anything accept risking my own ass.mudpad said:I always have a few newbies that show up with no hard hat and have to borrow one. I keep a half a dozen pink ones for loaners. They tend to get returned. :thumbup:
Whenever the GC requires it. Sometimes I look at how well the rule is enforced and if the other trades are wearing them. If the rule is "relaxed" I will still tell my guys to wear em but to use common sense.when do you require your guys to where hard hats?
Most times you don't have to have them on if you are working on something where it isn't practical... e.g. under a countertop or bending over, etc. as long as you have the hard had in your possession right beside you and you have it on every time you are walking through the site.Californiadecks said:It sucked bent over all day trying to keep it on.
When people tell me they can't keep their hard hats on because they have to bend over I offer them a piece of tie wire to use as a chin strap. They usually figure out a way to keep it on.:laughing:I keep chinstraps on all my lids, they can be really helpful despite their goofy appearance.
99% of the time the chin strap is inside the hat ontop of my head, but if I have to do some work on awkward things up on a roof it's really nice to be able to pull it over your chin and lean over the edge without your hat sliding off.When people tell me they can't keep their hard hats on because they have to bend over I offer them a piece of tie wire to use as a chin strap. They usually figure out a way to keep it on.:laughing: