Gecko Head Gear has been Manufacturing Lifeboat Helmets for Lifeboat Crews Nationwide for Over Twenty Years

This includes the RNLI, who was instrumental in the development of the original Gecko open face helmet; a purpose designed lifeboat helmet providing a motorcycle helmet level of protection in a lightweight and buoyant design

The most popular helmet in our range for lifeboat crews is the Gecko open face helmet because it provides PAS 028 certified protection in a lightweight helmet that can comfortably be worn for extended periods. The 100 Joules impact energy protection provided by PAS 028 certified helmets keeps the wearer safe from swinging booms, broken masts, impacts with the boat in rough conditions plus high-speed impacts with water. Additionally, the helmet can be fitted with a visor or worn with goggles to provide protection from sea spray and the elements. The inflatable liner provides warmth, comfort and buoyancy as well as the ability to resize the helmet to accommodate a very wide range of head sizes. Custom Gecko helmets are made-to-order giving the option to create a fleet of matching, highly visible, reflective and fully branded helmets for your crew.

Today Gecko’s lifeboat helmets are used by both national and independent lifeboat crews all over the world, below are a few examples of our clients.

RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution worked alongside Gecko to develop the first-ever open face marine safety helmet and they assisted in the development of safety standard PAS 028. The RNLI have been equipping their lifeboat crews and safety watercraft users with Gecko helmets for over twenty years

DLRG

The DLRG, Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft, is a relief organization for life-saving in Germany and the largest voluntary lifesaving organization in the world. They have been using Gecko helmets exclusively since 2010. Click here to read our client case study

SNSM

The SNSM is a voluntary French organisation tasked with saving lives at sea around the French coastline. They use this high visibility Gecko open face fluorescent yellow helmet with contrasting black vinyl lettering and solas strips for high reflectivity at night

KNRM

The Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution is the voluntary organization in the Netherlands tasked with saving lives at sea. They equip their boat crews with these white Gecko helmets with navy blue retroreflective text to be safe and highly visible under searchlights

Southport Lifeboat

Southport Lifeboat is a 24/7 rescue service for the Southport coast provided by an independent charity, the Southport Offshore Rescue Trust. They use a simple yet striking Gecko open face helmet with retroreflective red text that is highly visible under searchlight

Derrynane Rescue

Derrynane Inshore Rescue are a voluntary organisation who provide a lifeboat rescue service to the Kenmare Bay community in County Kerry, Ireland

St Abbs Lifeboat

St Abbs Lifeboat is an independent marine-rescue facility in St Abbs, Berwickshire, Scotland. They have been using Gecko helmets for their search and rescue operations for a number of years, with a unique retroreflective silver and white design

SSILB

Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat operate a 24/7 emergency lifeboat service to the residents of the Isle of Wight and have been equipping their crew with Gecko helmets for a number of years