All 3M Hard Hats are shipped with suspension uninstalled to prevent distortion during shipping. The suspension must be correctly installed in order to provide maximum protection.
From the Manufacturer
3M™ Hard Hat H-700 Series with 4-Point Ratchet Suspension is comfortable, tough and lightweight protective headgear that helps protect the head from small falling objects and fixed objects that may be bumped into.
A hard hat with comfort and adjustability features
A 4-point ratchet suspension adjusts easily to allow for a customized height and fit that best suits the individual needs of the wearer. The ratchet system allows tightening or loosening the fit without taking the hard hat off. Workers wearing this hard hat will also appreciate its low profile design and balance, which provide for a more comfortable and less obtrusive feel. A short brim allows for upward visibility, a feature that can enhance both safety and productivity. The soft brow pad cushions the forehead and is removable for easy replacement.
Designed to work with essential safety accessories
For added versatility, the hard hat features accessory slots to accommodate 3M’s cap mounted ear-muffs, headgear, faceshields, and welding helmets (all sold separately). A hardhat is commonly worn in these industries: heavy and light industrial, construction, oil and gas, road work, forestry, and mining.
Meets industrial safety codes
This hard hat meets requirements of ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2009 Type 1, Class C, G and E. The hat may be worn in either the forward or reverse donning position. Hat weighs 12.8 ounces.
Available in a variety of colors
Photos on this page show the hard hat in yellow or white for illustration purposes. The 3M Hard Hat H-700 Series is available in multiple colors. Please refer to the ordering table to make your color selection.
The importance of head protection at worksites
The rigid shell of the 3M Hard Hat H-700 Series helps reduce chances of injury by deflecting small falling objects from striking the head. The hard hat also helps protect from injuries due to bumping into stationary objects such as pipes, rods, shafts, construction timbers, branches, or exposed electrical conductors. The suspension system inside the hard hat helps absorb the effects of the impact to dissipate the force. Even small objects can cause significant injury due to the force built up from the momentum of falling. Something as small as a washer or coin can strike with the force of several pounds if it falls far enough. 3M hard hats reduce the impact if a strike occurs.
About 3M Company
For more than a century, 3M has applied innovation and technology to improving our customers’ lives and supporting their business goals. Today the company, from its headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, serves industrial and commercial customers and consumers in nearly 200 countries. Occupational Health and Environmental Safety products, focused on worker safety, include respirators, hearing-protection products, air-monitoring devices, environmental-safety products, and comprehensive training programs. The 3M brand, across thousands of products, represents consistency, superior quality, and value.