Custom Hard Hats 101

A hard hat comes in handy when one is working in sites where there is a reasonable chance of danger. Irrespective of your job title, whenever you are in a worksite where debris might fall from, you need a hard hat.

While you can buy a hard hat off the market,  custom hard hats are more appropriate when you are running a company. When purchasing a customized helmet, many variables should be considered besides the logo and the name that appears on the helmet. To determine the custom hard hats you need, you will first need to consider the hazards likely to be experienced at the worksite and the usage limitations. \"custom

An excellent hard hat should offer:

 Pride in ownership

 Protection against penetration

 Deflection to blows on your head

 Absorption to impact on your head

 Water resistance

 Burn resistance

These advantages of a hard hat are not precisely in that order, but a hat should offer all that and more. Today, advances in technology have made it possible for you to order a customized hard hat. This way, not only are your workers protected, but they also carry the name of the construction company. Learn more about custom apparel and equipment on our BYOG blog or by viewing the links at the bottom of this article.

Customizing a hard hat


A customized hard hat carries your color and design of choice, your company name and logo, a reflective stripping of your choice, and any other features you need on the hard hat. It is easy to design your hat online through a simple design studio. When you are ready to contact us, all you need is to check off a list of items you need in your hat, and we can create a custom virtual design for you.

All you have to do is select the product of your choice, say a hard hat, choose the color and follow prompts. If you are satisfied with the design, you can place an order for all your company workers. You will be able to view the designs before you order so you can be sure of what you will be ordering.

The advantage of customizing your company’s hard hats is that you can have all the features you need installed on the hat. Designing a hard hat is the same as you would design your own T-shirt.

Learn to choose between types of hard hats

There are two main types of hard hats; type I and type II hard hats. The former protects users from a hard impact from above, while the latter protects users from impact from above and the sides. Both of these hard hats can be customized.

ANSI classifies hard hats into three categories:

 Class G: These are general hard hats designed for general purpose use. They protect the user from impact and penetration but can only protect the user from up to 2,200 volts.

 Class E: The E is for electrical; the helmet protects users from high-voltage shock, up to 20,000 volts.

 Class C: Conductive helmets are lightweight and designed for overall comfort. They do not protect you against electric shock and are therefore ideal for protection against fixed objects.

You can also order a customized bump cap – bump caps are beneficial in worksites with low head clearance to protect users from bumps, abrasions and cuts. However, a bump cap is not ANSI compliant.

Customize your hard hats to stay compliant

The reason why your company employees may not be wearing your hard hats is that they are uncomfortable and most probably not stylish. However, when your company employees have stylish and comfortable helmets and safe PPE, they will most likely wear them.

Customized hard hats are available in a variety of colors and styles and are tailored to meet the needs of your employees. The updated styles in customized hard hats are geared not only for safety but also for comfort and fashion.

The best way to personalize hard hats is to print logos on them. Printing logos is a cost-effective way of branding equipment to brand your corporate identity. Just like you would make a customized T-shirt or hoodie for your brand, you can make a hard hat.

With the best custom hard hats, you get the obvious marketing benefits, but you also get to commemorate occasions and identify your workers with ease among other people.


When working with BYOG – you can personalize hard hats to include features such as stickers, artwork, striping, slogans, or messaging. If your employees work at night, add a reflective strip for the hats to glow at night.

You need to ensure that the personalization of the helmet stays within the manufacturer’s guidelines to ensure they are safe. It is essential that your personalization and painting efforts do not render the helmet less effective or less durable.

Inspection and care of hard hats

Hard hats protect you and your employees from head injuries. For them to last long, they need to be cared for and maintained. You should inspect the hard hat for damages before you use them. When properly taken care of, a hard hat’s durability is enhanced.

Here’s how to care for your custom hard hats:

 Store it away from direct sunlight

 Clean the hat shell and suspension with mild detergent and water

 Always inspect the hard hat for cracks and damages

 Never drill holes on the shell of the hard hat

 Avoid the use of paints, adhesives and cleaning solvents on your hard hat

Always replace your helmet at the first sign of cracks.

Customize your hard hat with BYOG, Build Your Own Garment

BYOG, a company that has been in operation since 1991, is your one-stop-shop for customized apparel. Our company offers embroidery, screen printing, promotional products, graphic design and corporate branding services. Through the corporate branding services, you can customize your hard hat and have them designed for your employees.

The in-house production facility at BYOG ensures you get your orders in time. The company has created a culture of trustworthiness, punctuality and reliability.

If you need custom hard hats, please don\’t hesitate to contact us, use the live chat feature, or give us a call at 925-829-3950, and a professional will be on the other end of the line to walk you through the steps. You can also visit BYOG shop in Dublin, CA and design your helmet with the help of a professional.

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