A MSA Helmet Success Story

20 January 2014

Europe’s Largest Rail Project led by Vinci Construction selects MSA V-Gard 500.

With its premium helmet model V-Gard 500, MSA has won the safety helmet contract for the construction site of the SEA Tours-Bordeaux high speed rail project, covering a distance of 302 kilometres to provide a continuous high speed link between Paris and Bordeaux. Europe’s longest rail project with more than 7,000 people involved is led by Vinci Construction, the global construction leader with more than 190,000 workers around the world.

A MSA Helmet Success Story

Vinci was looking for a high quality helmet with a robust badge holder at the front to include ‘In Case Of Emergency’ information and quickly identify each worker on the site: name, ID, picture, skills, electrical works authorisation and driving licence. In close cooperation with Vinci -an expert in construction works – MSA has developed an unique badge holder for the V-Gard 500 helmet. “We liked MSA’s comfortable V-Gard 500 with its one-handled ratchet and the logo printing quality.
The exemplary responsiveness to our special badge holder request and the ability to deliver the first batches of helmeld with such short lead times truly convinced us to select MSA as our future partner. As well as the fact that MSA is the manufacturer of high tech fire fighting and pilot helmets.” Said Vinci Construction Safety Office, Julien Bouchez. The large range of accessories, such as chinstraps, passive earmuffs, terry sweatband for summer, knitcap for  winter or the face hugging eyewear Altimeter, covers all the specific applications.