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HeatGard safety cap

The patented HeatGard Protective Caps from MSA consist of a quality shell made with a durable injectionmolded, 100% virgin heat resistant material and a FasTrac liner/ suspension system which work together as a
head protection system.

  • The HeatGard is a V-Gard® cap that retains its protective properties in high heat applications, such as
    radiant heat in furnace work.
  • Maximum heat exposure 190°C; maximum ambient heat exposure 100°C.
  • Available in cap style only
  • Available in silver grey shell with FasTrac liner
  • HeatGard caps exceed the applicable requirements for a Type 1 helmet as outlined in SANS 1397:2003.

Suspension information

The 4 point Fas-Trac liner/ suspension is the premium ratchet liner/ suspension system offered by MSA to fit
the V-Gard® 500 cap shells. The Fas-Trac is a must if ease of use, comfort and reliability are top of your list.

  • High Quality sweatband
  • Nylon height adjustment straps
  • Available complete with V-Gard® cap or hat or as a replacement part.


MSA HeatGard caps have been successfully tested according to and exceed SANS 1397: 2003 and EN397 (full test reports available). MSA HeatGard is also approved by the DMR (Department of Mineral and Resources) for use in underground mining. Option approvals: +150 degree celcius (elevated temp), Molten metal splash, 440VAC (dielectric approval). All caps are marked accordingly.


  • High temperature applications
  • Furnace work
  • Smelters
  • Oil, Gas and Petrochemical
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Working at heights
  • Electrical environments


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