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Instructions for Placing Morning Pride Hook Fastener Tape

Morning Pride hardhats (NFES 0116, NSN 8415-01-597-6005 full brim yellow) and (NFES 0117, NSN 8415-01-567-6013 cap style yellow) come with hook fastener tape (Velcro). You are required to apply three 1 inch wide by 2 inches long tape strips to your hardhat to secure the Face and Neck Shroud (NFES 1274, NSN 8415-01-483-6075). Details for correct placement of the tape strips follow.

With the inside of the hardhat facing you and the front brim pointing downward, plan to place tape strips inside the hardhat at 12 o'clock, 4 o'clock, and 8 o'clock (figure 1). The rear tape strip can be placed near the inner edge of the hardhat, but the two side tape strips need to be placed about 1 inch below the inner edge to clear the suspension attachment components (figure 2).

Photo of the inside of a hardhat, detailing where to put tape strips. Text with arrows indicate the 12 o'clock, 4 o'clock, and 8 o'clock positions inside the helmet.
Figure 1—Place tape strips inside the hardhat
at 12 o'clock, 4 o'clock, and 8 o'clock.
Photo of the inside edge of a hardhat, with a hand holding a ruler demonstrating how far down the tape must be applied.
Figure 2—Place the two side tape strips
about 1 inch below the inner edge to
clear the suspension attachment
components.

Photo showing the first step of how to apply the Face and Neck Shroud. Place one tape strip horizontally inside the rear of the hardhat near the inner edge.   Also insert the suspension system in this step.
Step 1—Place one tape strip horizontally
inside the hardhat near the inner edge
on the rear. Insert the suspension system
into the hardhat.
Photo showing the second step of how to apply the Face and Neck Shroud.  Attach the center loop tab of the shroud to the rear tape strip, stretch the sides around and tuck in between  shell and suspension system.
Step 2—Attach the center loop tab (Velcro)
of the shroud to the rear hook tape strip,
stretch the sides around, and tuck the
shroud material into the hardhat between
the shell and the suspension system.
Photo showing the third step of how to apply the Face and Neck Shroud by first locating placement of the side tape strip.  Side tape strip must be far enough below inner edge to clear the suspension pieces.
Step 3— Locate the approximate placement
of the side tape strip. Attach the side tape
strip far enough below the inner edge of
the hardhat to clear the suspension
pieces.
Photo showing the fourth step of how to apply the Face and Neck Shroud by repeating step three for the other side of the hardhat.
Step 4—Repeat step 3 for the other side of
the hardhat. When fully attached, the face
and neck shroud hangs properly (figure 3).

Photo of a man wearing a hardhat that has a shroud attached correctly.
Figure 3—The Morning Pride hardhat with shroud attached.

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