CCS recently purchased several of the self-contained shooting helmets to be used when placing shotcrete. The original purpose was to provide more comfort and protection from rebound, for our shooters. We immediately realized that beyond the helmets comfort and protection, they make it easier for the shooter to get a little closer to their work and see better and longer due to the tear-off lense covers that can be added. This makes for faster and more efficient placement of the shotcrete.
The built-in fans keep the air inside the helmet circulating, allowing for fog free visibility and cooling for the head and face of the shooter.
The final and most important advantage of these helmets is that they add to our compliance with the new Silica Standard.