Praxistipp: Fünf Schritte zum perfekt sitzenden Helm

For long operations, it is important that the personal protective equipment fits well. Especially if the helmet does not fit properly, it is not only annoying, but it may also compromise the safety. During the development of the HEROS-titan it was important that the helmet can be perfectly adjusted to any head – and in five easy steps.

 

In most cases, it suffices to chose the contact pressure with the rotary knob, so that the helmet sits firmly yet comfortably. If, however, this is not enough for a comfortable fit, there are other options to adjust the helmet. And it's very easy: with the new HEROS-titan, all adjustments can be made with a few handles, without the inner fittings having to be taken out. Naturally, you can easily dismantle the internal fittings from the helmet to make the desired adjustments in a dismantled state.

A perfect fit in just five steps

1. Setting the wearing height
Setting the wearing height may especially be required for people who have a very long or a very short head. Also, if the helmet sits too far down on the face or too high on the brow, an adjustment of the wearing height may be required. To do this, you only have to adjust a perforated strap.

 

2. Set headband to the right width
The headband can be adjusted on both sides to three different stages. This allows the helmet to be perfectly adjusted to very large or very small heads. This step also takes only a few seconds.

 

 

 

3. Position of the chin strap padding
So that the chin strap does not chafe and the ear is not covered, the chin strap padding can be adjusted. To do this, the straps that lie on the sides can be slightly tightened or loosened, if required.

 

 

 

4. Adjust contact pressure
Depending on how tightly the helmet should fit, the contact pressure can be regulated with the external rotary knob.

 

 

 

 

5. Optimized center of gravity
The helmet shell can be optimally aligned to the body's center of gravity by pressing it away from or closer to the interior fittings. If a lamp or a camera are attached to the front of the helmet, the perfect position can also be achieved by optimizing the center of gravity. Thus preventing the helmet slipping into the face. The distance to the visor is also quick and easy to adjust. Optimization of the center of gravity takes place by moving the helmet shell relative to the interior fittings. To do this, both screws of the main fittings must be loosened, the desired position A, B or C selected and the screws re-tightened.

Remedy for small heads and eyeglass wearers
For the HEROS-titan, there is an adjustment set for eyeglass wearers and very small head sizes (smaller than size 50 (American size 6 1/4)) as an accessory. It consists of a longer axis for the rotary knob and two intermediate pieces, which can be installed between the helmet band and headband. Thus offering fire fighters with a small head shape and eyeglass wearers optimum wearing comfort.