One question that frequently arises is when should a forklift operator wear a hard hat. In most cases the operator is protected from large falling objects such as pallets or loads by the overhead guard but if carrying small objects which could possibly fall through the guard it is advisable for the operator to wear a hard hat.
Hard Hats should:
The shell of a hard hat can be damaged or weakened if not looked after.
Inspect a hard hat and adjust it to fit you properly before each use.
Hard hats can be purchased from many reputable suppliers and all should conform to European Safety Standards to give you the protection you need.