"I’ve seen increased production and boosted morale in the teams who are running a cool tube in summer in the hot shop."

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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

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