22.10.2015

Scott Health & Safety Ltd.

First Base 3

Scott Safety is pleased to announce the launch of First Base 3, the third generation of its market-leading Protector First Base bump cap. Combining comfort, protection and style, First Base 3 is a revolutionary range for people working in a wide variety of head bump-risk applications. Featuring improved materials and advanced shell design First Base 3 takes flexibility, stability and breathability to new, market- leading levels.


First Base 3 is the only baseball-style bump cap on the market that delivers the optimum combination of comfort, style and protection that the user requires. Specifically selected fabrics are not only stylish, but provide greater wearer comfort by helping to reduce humidity and heat build up, which research has shown to be the biggest factors in user discomfort. The sweatband; constructed from a wicking fabric, draws moisture away from the skin and the patented shell design, featuring unique micro-perforated sides and indirect top ventilation system, offers improved air circulation and breathability; significantly improving wearer comfort.


The ergonomic shell design provides greater stability and comfort than previous models and enhances protection as it extends further down the rear of the head. Scalloping over the ear, the shell allows improved compatibility with hearing protection and eyewear and uniquely flexes to fit a wide range of head sizes. First Base 3 is made even more secure with an elasticated adjustment strap, which has been deliberately situated beneath the occipital bone to provide heightened stability.


Scott Safety pioneered the industry’s first baseball-style bump cap with the original First Base in 1997 and the product evolved with the launch of First Base+ in 2003. Today’s First Base 3, which is approved to the latest EN812 standard, incorporating amendment A1, represents a revolution in the development of protective bumpcaps. It has been created following in depth feedback from an extensive list of customers who will use First Base 3 in a wide range of industrial applications such as manufacturing and maintenance in the aerospace, automotive and facilities maintenance sectors, as well as tradesmen, transportation and logistics workers working in environments without the risk of falling objects.


First Base 3 is available in a range of attractive styles that maximise wearer appeal including a choice of either a Classic, Xtra or Elite style cap which utilise one of First Base 3’s two patented shell designs, flexible or full, to meet the widest possible scope of needs. As standard, each model is available in an array of colours and peak lengths to suit different environments and corporate requirements. The caps can be embroidered to meet any company’s branding requirements and two further levels of customisation, ‘Select’ and= ‘Custom’ options, allow the freedom to positively enhance corporate image and promote a sense of pride throughout the workforce. First Base 3 can be specified with an optional belt clip to ensure it is always ready to hand


On the launch of First Base 3, Chris Ellerby, Product Manager, Head, Face, Eye and Hearing PPE at Scott Safety, commented, “The previous versions of our First Base bumpcap have both become market leading products and were a tough act to follow. We have worked very closely with our customers through the development cycle to fully understand the finest details of their environments, processes and preferences. I believe we have understood the main issues that affect wearer appeal and have found solutions to address them. The challenge was to design a bump cap which incorporates all of the elements of comfort, protection and style and we believe that First Base 3 delivers on every count.”


He continues: “I would urge anyone who currently uses our previous First Base products or any other bump cap on the market to give the new First Base 3 a trial and feel the difference for themselves.”


For more information about First Base 3 contact: Contact customer services on 01695 711711 or email Scott.sales.uk@tycoint.com


First Base 3 Classic model has been developed to offer a timeless look and appeal. The Classic model features a single colour fabric design that meets the everyday needs of industry, whilst promoting a positive corporate image. Comfortable, no matter what the head shape or the duration of the task, this lightweight Microfibre cap provides superb ventilation and breathability aided by the unique micro-perforated shell design with indirect crown ventilation system, which allows heat and humidity to escape. Comfort is matched by protection; supplied by the unique, patented flexible shell that scallops the ears and extends at the rear of the cap. Where the requirement demands, two waterproof EN471 specified high visibility fabric options with 360 degree glass bead reflectivity offer enhanced wearer safety and protection from the elements.


First Base 3 Xtra model has been developed to offer a traditional look and industrial appeal. Specified with a highly durable Polyester/Cotton blend fabric, Xtra offers good abrasion resistance and superior colour fastness. Enduring quality is guaranteed with excellent colour fade resistance from both laundering and photo bleaching. Xtra utilises the unique full shell design for maximum protection, without compromising comfort. Air circulation and breathability are retained due to the micro-perforated shell design with indirect crown ventilation system, which allows heat and humidity to escape. The single colour panel structure design complements any corporate identity


First Base 3 Elite model offers a modern look to ensure high wearer appeal. Styled in a dual complimentary colour scheme to suit any corporate requirement, Elite features 360 degree reflective piping, which enhances visibility and safety. Elite offers comfort, protection and style in one package.Maximum ventilation and breathability are aided by the unique micro-perforated shell design with indirect crown ventilation system, which allows heat and humidity to escape though Elite’s top mesh panel. Comfort is matched by protection; supplied by the unique, patented flexible shell that scallops the ears and extends at the rear of the cap.