Petzl Vertex Helmet - Zero VAT

(Zero VAT)

Only Zero VAT - If purchased by an individual for personal use. Please do not order more than 1 at a time!

The Petzl Vertex safety helmet has an adjustable dual strength chinstrap to cater for work at height, the Wind power generation sector, rope rescue and ground work. The 6-point suspended webbing cradle contours to your head and Petzl's Centrefit system keeps the shell centred. The Flip&Fit system helps to ensure the perfect secure fit and folds into the shell for easy storage. Shock absorption is achieved through deformation of the shell.

There is a complete line of entirely modular accessories and replacement parts.

This helmet was launched in 2019 and replaces the Vertex Best helmet.

Full description


IMPORTANT NOTICE: This helmet is VAT zero rated when purchased by an individual for industrial use. These must not be supplied to persons for use by their employees (buying for employees requires the purchaser to pay VAT).
Please note we will call to take payment for the VAT if more than one is ordered.

Key features

  • Dual chinstrap can be switched between high strength (greater than 50kg - 490N), which limits the risk of loss during a fall, or low strength (less than 25kg - 245N), which limits the risk of strangulation
  • The shell is designed to absorb impact forces from the top and side and penetration forces from the top
  • 6-point suspended cradle
  • Petzl Easyclip system for attaching the visors
  • Petzl’s Centrefit system ensures the helmet is perfectly centred on your head
  • Petzl’s Flip&Fit system means that you can fold the headband assembly into the shell for easy storage
  • The unvented shell protects against the additional risks of electrical hazards and molten metal splash
  • 4 head torch clips
  • Removeable / washable chinstrap and headband
  • Petzl Head torch mounting slots
  • Slots for mounting ear defenders
  • Available in 7 colours plus Hi-viz yellow and orange


Different versions


Modular Accessories

Petzl Vizir with Petzl Easyclip system
Petzl Vizir Shadow with Petzl Easyclip system
Petzl Vizen with Petzl Easyclip system
Petzl Vizen Mesh with Petzl Easyclip system
Protector for Vizir and Vizir Shadow
Replacement chinstraps – black with yellow fastening buckle or all black
Long chinstrap
Protector for Vertex helmet
Nametag holder
Stickers – Transparent or reflective
Nape protector
Replacement headbands
Replacement headband comfort foam – Standard or absorbent
Storage bag
Petzl Balaclava
Petzl Beanie
Petzl Liner
Mounting clips for welding mask
Petzl Rubber
Petzl Fixation Tactikka
Petzl Duo
Petzl Swift RL
Petzl Pixa
Petzl Tactikka


Wash and rinse in clean water using pure soap
+30°C / 86°F (max.)


Dry in a well-ventilated place away from direct sources of heat or sunlight.
+30°C / 86°F (max.)


Q. How do I set the chinstrap strength?

A. The chinstrap strength should be set in accordance with the risk assessment carried out for the planned helmet use.

- Risk of helmet coming off in a fall – Strong strength >50kg or 490N
- Risk of strangulation – Weak strength <25kg or 245N

One of the parameters in the helmet EN Standard’s relates to chinstrap strength:

- EN 397 – requires a chinstrap strength (if fitted) <25kg or 245N
- EN 12492 – requires a chinstrap strength >50kg or 490N

Use a small flat-head screwdriver to turn the chinstrap clip to the desired setting.

Q. How do I adjust the fit of my Petzl Vertex? 

A. Push in both headband adjustment wheels and turn them in the same direction until the desired fit is achieved.

Move the webbing through the chinstrap positioning buckles to move the chinstrap forward or backwards.
Carefully unclip the front headband and move it up or down to achieve the desired fit.
Move the rear headband so that the webbing is tight.
Test the fit by pushing up on the front brim. There should be limited movement.

Q. How do I remove / install the chinstrap?

A. Use a flat-head screwdriver to carefully depress and remove the chinstrap retaining clips on all four ‘corners’.

Pull the rear straps through the rear headband assembly. Install in reverse, starting at the front of the helmet. Make sure the ‘button’ on the clip faces the outside of the helmet and that the rear straps pass through the rear headband assembly. Test the correct assembly by doing up the chinstrap buckle and pulling.

Manufacturer's Downloads




Helmet Shell
Helmet Protection
Electrical, Molten-metal splash, Lateral deformation, Low temperatures,
Head Circumference Min
Head Circumference Max
Chinstrap Strength
Weaker - EN397, Stronger - EN12492,
Operating Temperature from
-30°C / -22°F
Operating Temperature to
+50°C / +122°F


Industrial or Sport Use
CE EN50365
AS/NZ 1801
ANSI Z89.1 Type 1 Class E
CE EN397
CE EN12492
Weight (g)
10 Years
3 Years
Wind Farm Kit
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