Hard Hat Awareness Week
Construction sites without the correct protection can potentially be very dangerous places, especially when it comes to head injuries. This is why Headway and leading safety manufacturer Centurion are working together to raise awareness of using and maintaining hard hats while on site.
Brain injury is more common than you think, and its impact can be life-changing for both the individual hurt but also their wider family. Ensuring your head protection is worn and cared for correctly is key to remaining safe.
The partnership kick-starts a year of activity to promote head safety as Centurion celebrates its 140-year anniversary. The main focus will be Hard Hat Awareness Week which will run from 21st - 27th September and will see a series of activities designed to drive awareness of brain injury and encourage best practice around safety equipment.
Did you know?
An acquired brain injury (ABI) is an injury caused to the brain since birth. There are many possible causes, including falls and blows to the head.
- There were 348,453 UK admissions to hospital with acquired brain injury in 2016-17. That is 531 admissions per 100,000 of the population.
- 20% of all injuries whether fatal and non-fatal in the UK since 2013 are head related.
- Of all non-fatal injuries reported under Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations for 2017-18, 13% are head related.
- Head protection account for only 3% of PPE purchases, yet account for over 20% of injuries.
- On average people spend £25-£30 on a pair of safety boots, but only £5-£8 on their safety helmet.