This is a helmet which was used between 2012 – 2015 during SSI UK’s ownership of the Redcar steelworks.

Ear-defenders are attached to help reduce noise impact of working on the site. Historically, workers would have had no protection and will have suffered hearing loss (and other ailments) due to lack of protection.

This helmet looks like it would only be for staff undertaking physical work, but in reality all members of SSI UK had to have a helmet like this (even IT workers) due to strict health and safety regulations.

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History

  • A local history study

Science

  • Everyday materials and their uses
  • Sound

Geography

  • Natural resources

Design a piece of protective equipment for an activity you do. Write a description of how it would keep you safe and what it would protect you from.

Museum name: Kirkleatham Museum
Contact name: Liz Vine or Ellen Bissell
Phone number: 01642 479500
Email: liz.vine@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

This is a helmet which was used between 2012 – 2015 during SSI UK’s ownership of the Redcar steelworks.

Ear-defenders are attached to help reduce noise impact of working on the site. Historically, workers would have had no protection and will have suffered hearing loss (and other ailments) due to lack of protection.

This helmet looks like it would only be for staff undertaking physical work, but in reality all members of SSI UK had to have a helmet like this (even IT workers) due to strict health and safety regulations.

Find out more about the steel industry in Teesside here.

History

  • Understanding how we find out about the past and identify different ways it’s represented
  • Changes within living memory

Science

  • Everyday materials and their properties
  • Sound

Geography

  • Natural resources

 

 

Life Story – write a story from the point of view of the helmet, about the people whose heads it has helped protect and what it has seen.

Museum name: Kirkleatham Museum
Contact name: Liz Vine or Ellen Bissell
Phone number: 01642 479500
Email: liz.vine@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

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