ASTM F2397 - 09

    Standard Specification for Protective Headgear Used in Martial Arts

    Active Standard ASTM F2397 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.53

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    Abstract

    This specification delas with the performance requirements for head protection used for training and competition in martial arts such as karate, wushu, and taekwondo, where normal contact between participants may be repeated, but is limited to a level that is not intended to produce injury. These activities typically take place in indoor or outdoor environments where the temperature is moderate. This specification recognizes the desirability of a lightweight and streamlined construction, and ventilation; however it is a performance specification, and is not intended to restrict design. Headgears shall be tested for the following and using the following test methods: reference marking, configuration, materials, projections, vision, retention test, stability or roll-off test, low-energy falling impact test, high-energy falling impact test, low-energy striking impact test, high-energy striking impact test, and high and low speed errors. The apparatus which shall be used are the test headforms, stability test instruments and equipment, falling impact test instruments and equipment, and striking impact instruments and equipment. The significance and use, conditioning environments, and test schedule are also detailed.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers performance requirements for head protection used for training and competition in martial arts such as karate, wushu, and taekwondo, where normal contact between participants may be repeated, but is limited to a level that is not intended to produce injury. These activities typically take place in indoor or outdoor environments where the temperature is moderate. This specification recognizes the desirability of a lightweight and streamlined construction, and ventilation; however it is a performance specification, and is not intended to restrict design.

    1.2 All testing and requirements of this specification shall be in accordance with Test Methods F1446, except where noted in this specification.

    1.3 Partial utilization of this standard is prohibited. Any statement of compliance with this specification shall be a certification that the product meets all of the requirements of the specification in its entirety. A product that fails to meet any one of the requirements of this specification is considered to have failed the specification, and shall not be distributed or sold with any indication that it meets parts of the specification.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 The following safety caveat applies to the chemical, mechanical, or physical, or a combination thereof, test methods described herein and is meant specifically for those performing the tests (in an effort to provide them with notice to take the appropriate precautions when conducting the tests): 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.

    ASTM Standards

    F1446 Test Methods for Equipment and Procedures Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Protective Headgear


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.340.20 (Head protective equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/F2397-09

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