Why Civil Engineers Used White Cap at Site?

Hello friends, Many student ask a question that why civil engineers used white cap why they don’t use other color let explain it in this article.

The color of safety helmet  depends on site, department, company, industry, and some times geography.

Generally the color codes of safety helmets in Construction Industry are as below

  1. White- Any Engineer -( Civil/Mechanical/Electrical), Architect, Surveyors, Any Construction Professional.
  2. Blue- Supervisors, Masons, Chief Workmen
  3. Red- Electrical Crew
  4. Green- Safety, Health, Environment Personnel
  5. Yellow- Tradesman, Crew, Workers
  6. Orange- Visitors, Vendors

However, the engineers helmet color is prescribed  by the Owner in contract agreement and contractor has to abide. Some times it is prescribed in Site Safety Plan or Safety Rule Book which is prepared by the contractor and approved by the Owner.

When a complex projects  like construction of a Metro, Ship Harbor, Township, Airport, Canal Ling of River etc., different contractors work at one place. In such situations to demarcate the engineers of contractors , the helmet color of engineers (cited in SI. No. 1 above) varies and again shall be defined by the owner.  Then the  colors of helmets in general will be color other than those cited in SI NO. 2 to 6 above such as  purple, dark orange, Grey, Black,  etc and the white color shall be retained by the Owner, Independent Engineer, Owner’s Engineer and Concessionaire.

But in mechanical or automobile or any manufacturing  industry, all men on shop floor wears a yellow helmet irrespective of cadre or degree of responsibility.

You can safely assume, the color of safety helmet for Civil Engineers is White.

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