Petzl Vertex Helmet
Petzl Helmet - Vertex
The Petzl Vertex safety helmet has an adjustable strength chinstrap to cater for work at height, the Wind power generation sector and ground work. The Petzl Centrefit system ensures a comfortable and perfectly centered fit and the Petzl Flip&Fit system facilitates easy storage. This helmet replaces the Petzl Vertex Best helmet.
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We pride ourselves on our rapid service and aim to despatch all orders promptly. The majority of orders placed before 3pm Monday to Friday are sent out the same day as the order is received and delivered the next working day - See below for information on timed and weekend deliveries (This is dependent on stock availability, we will contact you on the rare occasion something is out of stock). Orders to the Highlands, Islands and Out of Area may be a two day delivery and overseas will be longer. For time-critical orders we advise calling us so we can process the order as a matter of urgency and confirm the delivery schedule. We cannot be held liable for any consequential loss caused by late delivery, or failure to deliver.
Please note that orders placed after close of business Monday to Thursday will be processed the next day. Orders placed after close of business on a Friday or at a weekend will be processed on the Monday.
If you opt for courier delivery you will receive an email or text on the day we dispatch your order informing you that it is enroute, and a further email or text on the morning of the day of delivery, giving you a 1 hour window when your delivery will arrive.
Please allow slightly longer for the busier periods at Christmas and during the sales. All goods are subject to availability and in the event we are unable to supply your goods within thirty days you will be informed immediately and advised of the expected delivery date. Outstanding orders / items can be cancelled at any time. In instances where payment has already been made, an alternative or refund in full for the item(s) concerned will be given.
*Free delivery offers are limited to mainland UK and do not generally include the Highlands, Islands etc.
Timed deliveries / Saturday & Sunday deliveries We are able to arrange timed deliveries (pre-1030am / pre-12) and deliveries at weekends (Saturday pre-1030am / pre-12 and Sunday anytime). Some of the timed delivery options are available via the website, for others including a Sunday delivery, please call the office for a confirmed price and to arrange the alternate delivery. Important Note: Timed deliveries are subject to stock availability (we will contact you if any of your order is not in stock so you can confirm if you would like us to split the delivery) and must be placed by 3pm Monday to Friday (after 3pm please call us as you may still be able to catch our couriers).
Low delivery charge guarantee If you get to the basket stage of the order process and feel that our delivery charge is too high, then simply contact us and we will look to reduce this, possibly by opting for a slower delivery service (normal deliveries are next day - except for the highlands, islands etc)
Petzl Helmet - Vertex
- 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
- Petzl Vertex Hi-Viz
- Petzl Vertex Vent
- Petzl Vertex Vent Hi-Viz
- Petzl Strato
- Petzl Strato Hi-Viz
- Petzl Strato Vent
- Petzl Strato Vent Hi-Viz
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
Protector for Vertex helmet
Stickers – Transparent or reflective
Replacement headband comfort foam – Standard or absorbent
Mounting clips for welding mask
Petzl Fixation Tactikka
Petzl Swift RL
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.
Electrical, Molten-metal splash, Lateral deformation, Low temperatures,
Head Circumference Min
Head Circumference Max
Weaker - EN397, Stronger - EN12492,
Operating Temperature from
-30°C / -22°F
Operating Temperature to
+50°C / +122°F
Industrial or Sport Use
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
ANSI Z89.1 Type 1 Class E