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Significance and Use
5.1 The purpose of these test methods is to provide reliable and repeatable tests for the evaluation of various types of protective headgear. Use of these test methods in conjunction with the specific individual performance standards is intended to reduce the likelihood of serious injury and death resulting from impacts to the head sustained by individuals participating in sports, recreation, and other leisure activities in which protective headgear is worn.
1.1 These test methods cover laboratory equipment, procedures, and basic requirements pertinent to testing protective headgear. Deviations or additions, or both, to these test methods will be specified, as required, in individual ASTM performance standards.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard218 S7.1.8 Motorcycle Helmets
SAE StandardSAE J211 Recommended Practice for Instrumentation for Impact Tests--Requirements for Channel Class 1000
ICS Number Code 13.340.20 (Head protective equipment)
ASTM F1446-13, Standard Test Methods for Equipment and Procedures Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Protective Headgear, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top