Instructor Preparation - Online Blended Part 1

156 videos, 8 hours and 35 minutes

Course Content

Helmet Removal

Video 145 of 156
4 min 24 sec
Want to watch this video? Sign up for the course or enter your email below to watch one free video.

Unlock This Video Now for FREE

This video is normally available to paying customers.
You may unlock this video for FREE. Enter your email address for instant access AND to receive ongoing updates and special discounts related to this topic.

Helmet Removal Procedure and Safety Tips

Risks Associated with Helmet Removal

Chin Strap Concerns: Removing helmets must involve two trained individuals to mitigate the risk of airway obstruction caused by the chin strap.

Step-by-Step Helmet Removal

1. Chin Strap Release

Technique: Lift the red tab of the chin strap to release it easily, aiding in airway clearance.

2. Visor Adjustment

Procedure: Lift the visor for better access to the patient's face and enhanced visibility during the removal process.

3. Glasses Removal

Precaution: Gently remove glasses to prevent interference during helmet removal.

4. Head Stabilization

Technique: Securely grip the helmet low down, aligning the head with the spine to maintain neutral alignment.

5. Coordinated Removal

Procedure: With one person stabilizing the head, another removes the helmet in a coordinated rocking motion, ensuring minimal movement of the head and neck.

6. Chin Piece Removal (If Applicable)

Method: If the helmet has a flip-up chin piece, carefully remove it before helmet removal, facilitating the process.

Post-Removal Considerations

Helmet Examination

Assessment: Inspect the helmet for damage, noting impact zones and potential injuries. The helmet should accompany the patient to the hospital for further evaluation by consultants.


Helmet removal requires careful coordination and attention to detail to prevent additional injury to the patient's head and neck. Proper technique ensures the safe removal of the helmet while maintaining head and neck stability.