Q: Before you used the RPB Nova 3 Helmet, what challenges did you face?
A: My team and I were using the Apollo helmet which is a good helmet if you stay standing up. But after obtaining a rental unit with RPB I saw a big difference in how my team performed in and out of pipeline ditch or blasting in a station.
Q: What was the turning point? Was there a specific incident that drove you to change? When did you nd out about RPB?
A: After purchasing a Nova 3 for myself and showing on-site with the team running a couple of blasting machines with one operator using our old Apollo helmet & me using my Nova. We separated to do different locations, I kept finding myself stuck in the old helmet. So I purchased 3 more Nova 3’s to keep everyone happy and comfortable.
Q: What has changed since you began using the RPB Nova 3 Helmet?
A: We all stay comfortable and don’t mind being stuck in our blasting helmets for hours on end, as we have a blasting and paint shop, where we can be blasting for 5 plus hours a day.
Q: What numbers can you put on your savings?
A: I’ve seen increased production and boosted morale in the teams who are running a cool tube in summer in the hot shop. We just throw on some headphones, go to blasting and stay with it till the jobs are finished. There is a lot less stopping to adjust your helmet to be able to see what you’re doing.
Q: What advice would you give to another company experiencing the same challenges you did?
A: I’ve spoken with other contractors that are not using the Nova 3 and tell them about how comfortable it is. I’m the lead and they know if I’m blasting there must be a difference