Dubai’s Expo 2020: Air-Coned Helmets Steal the Show

Construction workers will be protected from the heat this summer thanks to a new and innovative design. At the Indian pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, Kausthub Kaundinya, CEO of Jarsh Safety, unveiled a climate-controlled safety helmet. At the Indian pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, Kausthub Kaundinya, CEO of Jarsh Safety, unveiled an air-conditioned safety helmet. 

The Indian pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai debuted a revolutionary air-conditioned safety helmet that can reshape the construction sector in hot environments. The helmet line was developed by the Indian startup Jarsh Safety and introduced by the Dubai-based electronic parts distribution company NIA Limited. 

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In 2016, Kausthub Kaundinya, Sreekanth Kommula, and Anand Kumar created a working prototype of the Jarsh AC Helmet in response to their own unpleasant experiences wearing traditional protective gear during extreme heat. The three friends, all in their twenties at the time, established the production firm Jarsh Safety and set about developing the helmet. Over more than 2 years, Mr. Kaundinya and his team conducted extensive research, but they were able to bring the project under budget by just $100,000. 

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“It’s a little bulkier, but from our studies, we learned that it takes consumers about 5-6 days to adjust to the excess weight, just like choosing to wear metal toe-capped safety gear.” Labourers in the building and manufacturing industries are not allowed to put in work hours during the warmest parts of the day, and UAE law requires that all employees be given appropriate safety equipment and apparel. 

The helmets are around 1/2 the weight of a regular motorcycle accident helmet, despite weighing 800 grams, which is almost twice as much as a typical building helmet. The 4 built fans cool the user’s head and the visor shields their eyes from the sun. 

There Are 4 Main Models Available

One for equipment operators, another for qualified technicians, yet another for top management like site managers, and a 4th that is a specialised metalworking helmet with a full-face protective layer. The defense relies solely on the innovation to disperse cool air, with no use of coolant fluids. 

The turbo-cooling feature of the helmet can bring the interior temperature down to 15 degrees Celsius in just 3 to 5 minutes. The system’s batteries have been assessed at temperatures as high as 65 degrees Celsius and are shielded against damage in a manner comparable to that of battery cells in electric cars. Standard air-conditioned helmets have a 10-hour run time on a single charge. The helmets have a built-in heater so that they can be worn in cold weather as well. 

The commodity was developed by Mr. Kaundinya in the southern Indian state of Telangana for mine workers, where temps can achieve 40 °C. “There is absolutely nothing crucial than a laborer’s wellbeing, so you cannot set a price on that,” he said. 

Labourers in the Gulf Cooperation Council and India suffer from geothermal exhaustion every summer. The result is a rise in sick days taken by employees, which comes at a price for businesses. This protective headwear can make a big difference in preventing that. Workers’ output increases if they enjoy their working conditions. Some businesses have reported recouping the cost of the helmet trials thanks to a reduction in sick days. 

“The helmets are a long-term investment,” he said. 

The product went on sale in the GCC, India, Australia, and South Africa in January 2021. Visit this page if you are interested in investing in these helmets. The cost was not disclosed, but it is expected to be more than the current going rate for construction site safety helmets. 

Jarsh will reduce its initial investment in expanding into new markets by making the helmets on demand rather than keeping stock on hand. However, we anticipate that this will change as we continue to build our presence in the UAE. 

According to CEO Kamran Khan, “NIA Limited is delighted to introduce to the UAE and the surrounding region this game-changing security and comfort equipment in alignment with the UAE government’s endeavours to develop employment welfare benchmarks.” This protective headgear was ideal for the “connecting mind” theme that was prominent at the Expo 2020 Dubai.