Coast Guard &
Gecko Head Gear is the Worlds’ Leading Manufacturer of Coast guard and Lifeboat Helmets.
The RNLI were instrumental in the development of the original Gecko open face helmet. The purpose designed lifeboat helmet provides a motorcycle helmet level of protection in a lightweight and buoyant design
You can find examples of some of the coastguard helmets that Gecko have manufactured below. The open face helmet is a popular choice for coastguard and government officials because it provides ultimate flexibility. Its a lightweight helmet that offers the highest protection of any other marine helmet, that has been rigorously tested in extreme environments.
The most popular helmet in our range for lifeboat crews is the Gecko open face helmet. It provides Marine Safety Helmet 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 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.
You can find examples of some of the coastguard and lifeboat helmets that Gecko have manufactured below. The open face helmet is a popular choice for coastguard and government officials because it provides ultimate flexibility; a lightweight helmet that offers the highest protection of any other marine helmet, that has been rigorously tested in extreme environments.
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
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.
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
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 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 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
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
HM COAST GUARD
Her Majesty’s Coastguard is a section of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency responsible for the initiation and coordination of all maritime search and rescue within the UK Maritime Search and Rescue Region. They use Gecko helmets for specific search and rescue operations.
IRISH COAST GUARD
The overall objective of the Irish Coast Guard is to reduce the loss of life on Ireland’s sea’s, lakes, waterways and rivers, coastal and remote areas. They have been wearing Gecko helmets since 2003.
CANADIAN COAST GUARD
The Canadian Coast Guard is the coast guard of Canada. Formed in 1962, the coast guard is tasked with marine search and rescue, communication, navigation and transportation issues in Canadian waters, such as navigation aids and icebreaking, marine pollution response and providing support for other Canadian government initiatives. They are a long-standing client of Gecko Head Gear.
NORWEGIAN COAST GUARD
The Norwegian Coast Guard is a maritime military force which is part of the Royal Norwegian Navy. The coast guard’s responsibility is for fisheries inspection, customs enforcement, border control, law enforcement, shipping inspection, environmental protection, and search and rescue.