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This specification covers the design and minimum performance criteria, and associated test methods (including apparatus required for) for body protectors used in horse sports and horseback riding. The body protectors shall meet specified requirements for the material used, protector assembly, extent and form of protective material, attachments, and dimension, sizing, and body coverage. The testing procedures that the body protectors shall go through are shock attenuation test, penetration and deformation test, impact sites test, padding separation test, and closure test. Prior to testing, each body protector should be conditioned in accordance to ambient temperature, low temperature, high temperature, and water immersion.
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1.1 This specification covers minimum performance criteria and describes test methods for body protectors for use in horse sports and horseback riding.
1.2 It is not the intention of this specification to bar from consideration materials of improved quality or performance not known at the time of development of this specification.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F1045 Performance Specification for Ice Hockey Helmets
F1446 Test Methods for Equipment and Procedures Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Protective Headgear
BETA StandardBETA 126.96.36.199 Standard for Horse Riders Body and Shoulder Protectors
National Institute of Justice StandardNIJS 0101.03 Ballistic Resistance of Police Body Armor
SAE StandardSAE J211 Recommended Practice for Instrumentation for Impact Tests--Requirements for Channel Class 1000
ICS Number Code 13.340.10 (Protective clothing)
ASTM F1937-04(2010), Standard Specification for Body Protectors Used in Horse Sports and Horseback Riding, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top