WHAT IS EN 397 ?
This standard applies to protective helmets for industry where the helmet is intended to protect a static user from falling hazards. A series of impact tests must be carried out using a fixed head-form and a falling weight in order for a helmet to meet this standard.
THERE ARE FOUR COMPULSORY ELEMENTS TO EN397,IMPACT, PENETRATION, FLAMMABILITY AND ANCHORAGE.
WHAT IS EN 12492 ?
EN 12492 is specifically used within the sporting industry for climbing helmets. Requirements for helmets to conform to the EN 12492 standard has become increasingly popular in the PPE market, as there is no specific technical standard regarding helmets for work at height. EN 12492 offers this protection. Portwest PS73 fully complies with the EN 12492 (including chin strap requirements) – this helmet is also tested for impact and penetration according to EN397, and for optional requirements of resistance at very low temperatures (-30c).