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3M Tuffmaster II Safety Helmet
The Tuffmaster II range of safety helmets offers impact protection against a wide array of falling hazards. Stability
on the head, long duration comfort and ease of connecting additional face and hearing protection are the hallmarks
of all 3M helmet designs. Traditionally styled, Tuffmaster II can be specified in durable ABS or high heat
Polycarbonate shell materials and reduced peak versions and standard or ratchet adjustment on the ABS variant.
The Tuffmaster II has been designed to meet the requirements of EN397 for shock absorption, resistance to penetration,
ignition by flame, and electrical insulation and is suitable for use in a wide range of industrial applications that require
the use of head protection.
HELMET LIFETIME RECOMMENDATIONS
A safety helmet's 'safe to use' age is dependant upon on a number of variable factors that must be assessed by the
user through a process of careful monitoring and regular inspection prior to use. The date clock located on the peak
of a helmet shell is purely an indication of when the shell was manufactured and does not accurately indicate what
time period a safety helmet remains safe to use. The most important and relevant date to record in terms of safety
is the date of first use and this should always be written immediately on the label provided in the back of the helmet.
Polymers are durable materials and only really begin to change their mechanical properties when they are exposed
to sunlight and industrial hazards. If left unused in conditions totally deficient of light, moisture and extremes of
temperature a helmet shell does not have a short shelf life or short sell by date, infact its physical condition will not alter
for some period of time.
A safety helmet's lifetime is reduced by a number of different factors:
Impacts and abrasions
UV light exposure
Molten metal splash
Electrical arc flash
As a manufacturer, it is almost impossible to predict exactly what effect these combinations will have on a helmet's
'safe to use age'. Users must regularly inspect and maintain their safety helmet and have an appreciation of their work
environment when determining when to replace their safety helmet. 3M recommends a maximum in use
lifetime of 5 years from the date of first use. Providing the storage conditions stated in our user instructions are adhered
to 3M recommends that our helmets have a storage life of 5 years in addition to their service life without any
noteable decline in their mechanical performance.
Helmets should be inspected prior to each use for signs of deterioration or damage, with defective parts replaced immediately.
Helmets with damaged shells, e.g; with cracks, dents, excessive abrasion or severe discolouration must be
discarded. Regular cleaning using warm water and mild detergent is likely to help extend the helmet's lifetime. A brush
can be used to remove stubborn marks and dirt from the shell. Prior to washing, the harness should be removed from
the shell to facilitate cleaning. The use of solvents, hot water, or harsh abrasives is not recommended.
ABS and PC belong to polymers recycling category 7. Please see local authority regulations for disposal advice and
USE OF ADHESIVE LABELS
Adhesive labels can attack the structure of all plastic materials over time. Where labelling is a genuine necessity, Scott
Safety recommends the use of acrylic or water based adhesives only. No solvent based labels or marker pens should
3M helmets are designed and tested to the requirements of EN397, with clear guidleines that helmets must be
worn in the correct orientation with the peak at the front and the size adjustment mechanism at the rear. A helmet's
headgear should never be removed to reverse its orientation; if this advice is ignored there can be no assurance that
the helmet will meet its certified performance. Applications that require a reduced peak can be satisfied by specifying
the Tuffmaster II reduced peak safety helmet, which is ideal for working in confined spaces or at height where greater
vision is required.
3M helmets are designed with a universal 30mm accessory slot to enable the connection of a wide variety
of face or hearing protection. The HC750 is the exception to that with a 25mm accessory post. The range includes
a comprehensive portfolio of face protection, passive and electronic hearing protection, sweatbands, chinstraps,
replacement headgear, hygiene and winter liners.
Tuffmaster II HC710 standard peak, unvented - core colours
HC710W 2011101 HC710/SBT helmet White, standard peak, unvented (20)
HC710R 2011093 HC710/SBT helmet Yellow standard peak, unvented (20)
Tuffmaster II HC710 reduced peak, unvented - core colours
HC710W/RP 2011096 HC710/SBT helmet White, reduced peak, unvented (20)
HC710R/RP 2011089 HC710/SBT helmet Yellow reduced peak, unvented (20)
Tuffmaster II HC735 standard peak unvented - core colours
HC735W 2027676 HC735/SBT helmet White, standard peak, unvented (20)
HC735Y 2027679 HC735/SBT helmet Yellow, standard peak, unvented (20)
Tuffmaster II HC735/RP reduced peak unvented - core colours
HC735W/RP 2027682 HC735/SBT helmet White, reduced peak, unvented (20)
HC735Y/RP 2027685 HC735/SBT helmet Yellow, reduced peak, unvented (20)
Tuffmaster II CSB (ABS) unvented - core colours
HC710W/CSB 2011098 HC710/CSB/SBT helmet White, standard peak, unvented (20)
HC735W/RP/CSB 2027688 HC735/CSB/SBT helmet White, reduced peak, unvented (20)
Tuffmaster II HC750 standard peak, unvented - core colours
HC750W 2011082 HC750/SBT helmet White, standard peak, unvented (20)
HC750Y 2011069 HC750/SBT helmet Yellow standard peak, unvented (20)
Tuffmaster II HC750/CSB (PC) standard peak, unvented - core colours
HC750W/CSB 2011071 HC750/CSB/SBT helmet White standard peak, unvented (20)
HC750Y/CSB 2011068 HC750/CSB/SBT helmet Yellow standard peak, unvented (20)
Please note - Product designs and specifications are subject to change without notice. The user is responsible for determining the suitability of this product.
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