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Hard Hat Awareness Week
14th - 21st June 2021
Construction sites without the correct protection can potentially be very dangerous places, especially when it comes to head injuries. This is why Headway and leading safety manufacturer Centurion are working together to raise awareness of using and maintaining hard hats while on site.
Brain injury is more common than you think, and its impact can be life-changing for both the individual hurt but also their wider family. Ensuring your head protection is worn and cared for correctly is key to remaining safe.
Did you know?
An acquired brain injury is an injury caused to the brain during your lifetime. There are many possible causes, including slips, falls and blows to the head.
The most common type of TBI is concussion which accounts for up to 75% of all TBI cases.
Traumatic brain injury is a contributing factor to 30% of all injury related deaths.
The primary injury in TBI is damage at the moment of the impact, whereas secondary injury is damage caused by consequent physiological responses to the initial injury.
There were 348,453 UK admissions to hospital with acquired brain injury in 2016-17. That is 531 admissions per 100K of the population.
Head protection accounts for only 3% of PPE purchases but is responsible for over 15% of incidents.