PIP Canada hard hats: local products that perform

PIP Canada hard hats: local products that perform

3/7/2022 - SPI

Like the welder’s torch, the hard hat has become an essential piece of health and safety equipment for any worker over the years. However, it can be complicated to find the hard hat that best suits you and your work requirements.

PIP Canada helps you make the right choice. They offer a wide range of robust hard hats that are proudly made here, in Canada.

Proudly Canadian Made

Resin shortage is a real thing. The extended lead times most companies are experiencing do have an impact on end-users. Unlike most personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturers, PIP Canada sources materials for their hard hats locally. Their oil comes from Alberta, their resin granules come from Ontario, and the final manufacturing and assembly takes place in Quebec.

While many companies are moving their supply chains overseas to chase cheaper production and labor costs, it was important for PIP to keep their production local to support our economy, have greater control over their supply chain, and cut down on the environmental impact related to overseas shipping.

Close-to-home manufacturing helps to serve the Canadian marketplace in key industries including construction, welding, manufacturing, food, forestry, mining, transportation, aerospace, electrical, oil & gas, and more.

Plus, keeping it local also allows PIP Canada to leverage several benefits which include stricter quality standards, and significantly reduced lead times and logistic costs.

They have recently made significant investments into their production capabilities with additional state-of-the-art robotic injection molding machines and numerous plant upgrades.

Not only are they becoming one of the largest manufacturers of PPE in Canada, but they have grown to be one of the largest manufacturers of compliant hard hats in the world, proud to supply workers with Canadian-made head protection.

Their objective? To offer the very best hard hats, all made in Canada using state-of-the-art robotics. This way, PIP Canada ensures rigorous product creation by adapting them to the unique Canadian weather while contributing to the creation of many jobs across the country.


Did you know that PIP Canada has its own in-house CSA-approved testing laboratory for the certification of personal protective equipment?

All hard hats developed by PIP Canada comply with all applications of the CSA standard. No matter your business sector, the company offers the very best in comfort, performance, and security.

What are the different classes of hard hats?

  • Type 1 - protection from impact and penetration at the crown (top of head only)
  • Type 2 - protection from impact, penetration at the crown (top) and laterally (sides and back)

Each type is also available in the following classes:

  • Class E (20 000 V electrical rating) - provides head protection against high voltage conductors
  • Class G (2200 V electrical rating) - provides head protection against low voltage conductors (general trades)
  • Class C (no electrical rating)

Source: CCOHS, Care of Headwear



The hard hats offered by PIP Canada are also customizable with components and accessories.

You want to add a visor or mounted earmuffs? Nothing simpler, as all PIP Canada hard hats allow you to do it yourself! A quick and easy installation so that all workers can wear their protective equipment comfortably.

Inevitably, your hard hat will show signs of wear. It is possible to only replace the suspension headband instead of the entire device. It is a simple and less costly solution.

You can also interchange parts, such as suspensions and terry cloth sweatbands (for type 2 hard hats according to the CSA standard), with any model.

Hard hat customization is your thing? PIP Canada offers many options to add your logo and tailor-made accessories for the helmets (such as reflective tape) and guarantees the work within 15 days only.

See our selection of PIP Canada hard hats


When purchasing a PIP Canada hard hat with a Sure-Lock suspension, you are guaranteed an exceptional helmet suspension with three unique attributes:

  • Ratchet tilted downward for improved stability of the hard hat on your head
  • Easy one-handed adjustment, even when wearing gloves
  • Comfort padding integrated into the crown and suspension


You are looking for an industrial climbing helmet type 1 or 2 (Class E) that is CSA-approved and exceeding the requirements of the industry? Don’t search any further! The Rocky helmet is the only one in this category to offer the type 2 CSA certification in Canada.

Besides being compatible with all PIP Canada accessories, the hard hat is available at a highly competitive price.