Helmets

Mon, Feb 22 2016

 

HELMETS

We advise our members that we are not intending to update our regulations at this point in time, therefor any helmet that they have used at their Welsh events in the past show season will still be valid for the current season.

 

If anyone is looking to buy a new helmet we suggest that they look at the new EU standard & ensure any new helmets apply to allow them to be used for competition outside the WP&CS Australia Events:

Buying a new Helmet? What are the new European standards? What should you look for?

We are getting lots of calls about what helmet to buy, now that the EN 1384 is not being produced any more….

SUMMARY : THE BETA WEBSITE AND BHS INFORMATION…THEY RECOMMEND:

Australian   AS/NZS 3838: 2006 onwards, provided they are SAI Global marked

British          PAS 015: 1998 or 2011 provided they are BSI Kitemarked or VG1 01.040: 2014-12 provided they are BSI Kitemarked

European – VG1 01.040: 2014-12 provided they are BSI Kitemarked

American   ASTM F1163: 2004a or 04a onwards provided they are SEI marked or SNELL E2001

 

What is the Benchmark or Kitemark?

This is a logo which demonstrates that this group of helmets is being monitored for quality. Without this logo there is no guarantee that the standards are being maintained throughout the production of this helmet…We buy helmets to protect our heads in an impact…there is not much point in having a helmet which looks good, was very expensive, but does not protect our head in an impact! So that is why we recommend only buying helmets with kitemarks/benchmarks/SEI/SNELL authorities which look like this: