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November 29, 2012

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Head protection – JSP Mk8 Evolution helmet

JSP says its Mk8 Evolution™ – or ‘EVO8’ – is the first helmet to offer serious protection from side impacts as well as severe crown impacts.

According to the company, under EN14052 the helmet is required to protect against forces of more than 100 joules in the crown-impact area – compared to 49 joules required under EN397 – as well as protecting against a second impact to 49 joules on the same helmet initially tested. In addition, EN14052 requires protection from side impacts of 50 joules, i.e. to the same level required under the EN397 crown-impact test itself!

JSP explains that the EVO8 is designed for the highest-risk environments, such as construction, mining and tunnelling, demolition, on and offshore working, and any situation in which there is a risk of side impacts. The company adds that its excellent build quality complements the high standard of design and materials used, including a high-density liner and a comfortable new harness design, which create unparalleled wearer comfort and acceptability.

EVO8 has a fine pedigree, says JSP, which has been producing safety equipment in the UK for more than 40 years. It offers a wide range of helmets and head protection, as well as accessories such as visors and hearing protection for every kind of industry and application.

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