A leading English safety manufacturer is urging contractors and workers to check hard hats after a potentially lethal batch of poor-quality counterfeits was discovered. Experts at JSP are warning that the fake hard hats can be split in two with bare hands. The British Safety Industry Federation said the counterfeits originated from Asia or the Middle East.
The helmets are copies of JSP’s MkII safety helmet which it has been manufacturing in the UK for over 35 years. The bogus hard hats are easily identifiable from the marks “Burly” and “MkII” under the peak.
February 6, 2013