I This Bulletin states approved helments for DOI, forestry, and other govt agency contracts.
Most of the helmets are the current military helmets in current use by the services. It also states a few other helmets. The purchase of a helmets is an expensive one and so as to not make a monumental mistake, I would like to know is there is a updated list..
I lean toward the MSA Gallet LH250 and it is on the older bulletin but being that its dated 5 years ago and rumors of a changing standard just a bit apprehensive.
Any help with this would be very much appreciated.
You’re good to go with the LH250. That model is listed on the current draft for the upcoming National Call When Needed (CWN) contract for Type I and II helicopters. That being the case, its approved for USFS and DOI usage. I also use the LH250 model.
C-19 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
(a) General Operations
The following personal protective equipment shall be furnished by the Contractor, be operable and maintained in serviceable condition as per appropriate manufacturer’s specifications.
( b ) Helmets
(1) Contractor personnel shall wear a flight helmet consisting of a one-piece hard shell made of polycarbonate, Kevlar, carbon fiber, or fiberglass that must cover the top, sides (including the temple area and to below the ears), and the rear of the head. The helmet shall be equipped with a chinstrap and shall be appropriately adjusted for proper fit. The helmet shall be worn with the chinstrap fastened.
(2) Flight helmets currently approved for helicopters are the: SPH-5, HGU-84P, SPH-4B, the HGU-56P manufactured by Gentex, the Alpha 200, Alpha 400 and Alpha Eagle (900) manufactured by Interactive Safety Products and the MSA Gallet LH050 (single inner visor), LH150 (single outer visor) and the LH250 (dual visor-one inner and one outer).
Ref. page 53
National Call When Needed (CWN) Type I and II Helicopter Specifications
Edited by iChris, 17 November 2018 - 14:24.