Are yellow hats a thing from the past on building sites?

New health and safety guidelines will put an end to a famous sight on UK building and construction sites: the yellow hard hat will disappear.

The new guidelines created by Build UK, the leading construction industry body has come up with a colour-coded scheme for hats that will make it easy for members of staff to recognise who is responsible for what on the workplace. It will also make the work place safer as you instantly will be able to identify the blue hats that might not be aware of hazards and risks.  It will also be helpful when you are recruiting international staff.

The colour coded hard hat scheme is as per below:

Black hard hat – supervisor

Orange – signallers

White – competent operative & vehicle marshal

Blue – everyone else

Hard hats have been compulsory since 1990.