Smart Hardhat Certified for Use in Class 1, Division 1 Hazardous Locations

Certification brings safety and productivity tech to workers in hazardous environments.


Guardhat (DETROIT, MI) announced today its HC1.1 Communicator smart hardhat received Class 1 Division 1 certification for the U.S. and Canada.

The certification also holds valid in Mexico. The Guardhat Communicator smart hard had received IECEx and ATEX Zone 1 certifications earlier this year for use in hazardous locations in Europe, Australia and parts of the Middle East and retains all certifications of the original Communicator helmet with regards to wireless, safety and PPE requirements.

Class 1, Division 1 locations are defined as areas where "ignitable concentrations of flammable gasses, vapors or liquids," exist or may exist in operations.

The IS-version of the Communicator smart hardhat brings the full power of the Guardhat Platform to hazardous work environments so workers can worry less and accomplish more via cutting-edge monitoring, emergency response, PPE compliance, lone worker connection, remote expert collaboration, work path trends and more.

The Guardhat Platform is designed to integrate with additional and third-party devices, from gas detectors and dosimeters to biometric bands and smart glasses, to better detect danger and proactively prevent injury, while making it easier for industrial workers to do their job.  

Packaged in an intuitive, ergonomically designed hardhat, the near-hands-free device blends with natural worker processes and movements for minimum invasiveness and maximum impact.