GB2342845A - Improvements relating to safety caps - Google Patents

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GB2342845A
GB2342845A GB9818726A GB9818726A GB2342845A GB 2342845 A GB2342845 A GB 2342845A GB 9818726 A GB9818726 A GB 9818726A GB 9818726 A GB9818726 A GB 9818726A GB 2342845 A GB2342845 A GB 2342845A
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safety cap
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Clive Johnstone
Geoffrey Thomas Knight
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JSP Ltd
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A42HEADWEAR
    • A42BHATS; HEAD COVERINGS
    • A42B3/00Helmets; Helmet covers ; Other protective head coverings
    • A42B3/04Parts, details or accessories of helmets
    • A42B3/06Impact-absorbing shells, e.g. of crash helmets
    • A42B3/062Impact-absorbing shells, e.g. of crash helmets with reinforcing means
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A42HEADWEAR
    • A42BHATS; HEAD COVERINGS
    • A42B1/00Hats; Caps; Hoods
    • A42B1/04Soft caps; Hoods
    • A42B1/08Soft caps; Hoods with protection against blows
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A42HEADWEAR
    • A42BHATS; HEAD COVERINGS
    • A42B3/00Helmets; Helmet covers ; Other protective head coverings
    • A42B3/003Helmet covers
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A42HEADWEAR
    • A42BHATS; HEAD COVERINGS
    • A42B3/00Helmets; Helmet covers ; Other protective head coverings
    • A42B3/04Parts, details or accessories of helmets
    • A42B3/28Ventilating arrangements

Abstract

A safety cap comprises an inner shell (1) and an outer cloth cap (2) with a peak (8). The shell has a degree of resilience, but the top portion is provided with ribs (3, fig 1) defining corrugations (4, fig 1) which strengthen the top surface of the shell to reduce the effect of an impact on the wearer. Ventilation holes (5, 6) maybe provided for the comfort of the wearer. Within the shell there maybe provided a layer of foam material (10) for comfort and further impact protection. The cloth cap is designed to be fitted over the rim (7) of the shell and may have size adjustment means (9, fig 3).

Description

Improvements relatinq to safety caps The object of this invention is to provide a cap which is attractive in appearance but which can be worn by persons on a work site or work place and will meet with required standards for head safety on such work sites and work places.

According to the present invention there is provided a safety cap comprising a moulded shell of a flexible or semirigid material with the top portion of the shell strengthened by integrally moulded ribs or corrugations, and a cloth covering fitted over the outside and the lower edge of the shell.

The cap then has the appearance of a cloth cap but disguises the existence of the shell which gives protection for the head. The ribs or corrugations will help to absorb energy within the shell if an object falls on the head of the user. These ribs or corrugations ideally would run from front to back of the shell but they could run in other directions or in concentric circular or oval configurations.

Ideally the shell will also incorporate a resilient foam pad fitted to the inside of the top surface of the shell. This gives added comfort to the wearer and also helps to cushion any impact.

Ventilation holes will ideally be formed in the top surface at least of the shell. The cloth cap can also be provided with ventilation holes.

The cloth cap ideally has an inner return which fits over the lower edge of the shell. The cloth cap can also be provided with a reinforced cloth peak and a rear adjustment strap.

The invention may be performed in various ways and a preferred embodiment thereof will now be described, with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which: Figure 1 is a plan view of a shell of a safety cap of this invention; Figure 2 is a vertical section through a safety cap of the invention incorporating the shell shown in Figure 1; and Figure 3 is a rear view of the safety cap of Figure 2.

The safety cap shown in the drawings comprises an inner shell 1 and an outer cloth cap 2. The shell is moulded from a polymeric plastics material which has a degree of resilience. However, the top portion is provided with ribs 3, defining corrugations 4. These strengthen the top surface of the shell so that any impact from an object falling on the cap will be absorbed by the ribs and thus reduce the effect of the impact on the wearer. Ventilation holes 5 are provided for the comfort of the wearer. Ventilation holes 6 can also be provided in the cloth cap 2.

The cloth cap fits snugly over the shell 1 and has a return portion 7 which can be manipulated around the lower edge of the shell so as to hold the cap in place on the shell. A reinforced cloth peak 8 is formed at the front of the cloth cap and an adjustment strap 9 is formed across a cutaway region at the rear of the combined shell and cloth cap. Within the shell 1 there is provided a layer of foam material 9 which provides added comfort for the wearer and also helps to dissipate any impact over a larger area

Claims (9)

1. A safety cap comprising a moulded shell of a flexible or semi-rigid material with the top portion of the shell strengthened by integrally moulded ribs or corrugations, and a cloth covering fitted over the outside and the lower edge of the shell.
2. A safety cap according to Claim 1 wherein the ribs or corrugations run from the front to the back of the shell.
3. A safety cap according to Claim 1 wherein the ribs or corrugations run in concentric circular or oval configurations.
4. A safety cap according to any one of Claims 1 to 3 wherein ventilation holes are formed in the top surface at least of the shell.
5. A safety cap according to any one of Claims 1 to 4 wherein a resilient foam pad is fitted to the inside of the top surface of the shell.
6. A safety cap according to any one of Claims 1 to 5 wherein the cloth cap has an inner return which fits over the lower edge of the shell.
7. A safety cap according to any one of Claims 1 to 6 wherein the cloth cap is provided with a reinforced cloth peak and/or a rear adjustment strap.
8. A safety cap according to any one of Claims 1 to 7 wherein the cloth covering is provided with ventilation holes.
9. A safety cap substantially as herein described with reference to the accompanying drawings.
GB9818726A 1998-08-28 1998-08-28 Improvements relating to safety caps Withdrawn GB2342845A (en)

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Cited By (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2425456A (en) * 2005-04-26 2006-11-01 Try & Lilly Ltd Stiffener for a cap
GB2453775A (en) * 2007-10-18 2009-04-22 Ursula Martin Baseball cap with impact protection

Citations (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB721048A (en) * 1951-11-28 1954-12-29 Douglas Burgess Improvements in and relating to helmets, more particularly miners' helmets
US4345336A (en) * 1979-03-30 1982-08-24 Plastino Mario A Head protecting headwear
GB2255708A (en) * 1991-05-14 1992-11-18 Mine Safety Appliances Co Protective helmet
US5226180A (en) * 1991-12-02 1993-07-13 Leach Robert E Protective cap for golfers
US5481759A (en) * 1993-12-03 1996-01-09 Rinaldi; Robert Expandable baseball hat and cover
US5519895A (en) * 1993-04-28 1996-05-28 Barnes, Jr.; Montie M. Cap for sports helmet
US5887289A (en) * 1997-06-19 1999-03-30 Theoret; Normand Safety cap with removable fabric cover

Patent Citations (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB721048A (en) * 1951-11-28 1954-12-29 Douglas Burgess Improvements in and relating to helmets, more particularly miners' helmets
US4345336A (en) * 1979-03-30 1982-08-24 Plastino Mario A Head protecting headwear
GB2255708A (en) * 1991-05-14 1992-11-18 Mine Safety Appliances Co Protective helmet
US5226180A (en) * 1991-12-02 1993-07-13 Leach Robert E Protective cap for golfers
US5519895A (en) * 1993-04-28 1996-05-28 Barnes, Jr.; Montie M. Cap for sports helmet
US5481759A (en) * 1993-12-03 1996-01-09 Rinaldi; Robert Expandable baseball hat and cover
US5887289A (en) * 1997-06-19 1999-03-30 Theoret; Normand Safety cap with removable fabric cover

Cited By (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2425456A (en) * 2005-04-26 2006-11-01 Try & Lilly Ltd Stiffener for a cap
GB2453775A (en) * 2007-10-18 2009-04-22 Ursula Martin Baseball cap with impact protection

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