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This specification covers performance requirements and describes test methods for protective headgear with faceguards for use in bull riding. The purpose of this specification is to provide reliable and repeatable test methods for the evaluation of headgear with faceguards. Satisfaction of this specification is intended to reduce forces reaching the head in some of the impacts that may occur in bull riding and to limit contact with the facial features of the rider. Reference or full-facial headform shall be subjected to standard drop test method, using equipment used in evaluating the performance characteristics of a protective headgear. The simulated horn to be used is a rigid steel rod representative of a bull's horn. The headgear shall be subject to retention system testing involving positional stability testing and dynamic strength retention testing.
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1.1 This specification covers performance requirements and describes test methods for protective headgear with faceguards for use in bull riding.
1.2 All testing and requirements of this specification shall be in accordance with Test Methods F1446, except where noted herein.
1.3 Partial utilization of this specification is prohibited. Any statement of compliance with this specification shall be a certification that the headgear with faceguard meets all of the requirements of the specification in their entirety. A headgear with faceguard that fails to meet any one of the requirements of this specification is considered to have failed the specification, and shall not be sold with any indication that it meets parts of the specification.
1.4 Headgear with faceguards designed to comply with this and other standards may proclaim uses as certified by the manufacturer.
1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.
1.6 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.
F1163 Specification for Protective Headgear Used in Horse Sports and Horseback Riding
F1446 Test Methods for Equipment and Procedures Used in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Protective Headgear
F2220 Specification for Headforms
CSA DocumentCSA Z262.6 Specification for facially featured headforms
ICS Number Code 13.340.20 (Head protective equipment)
UNSPSC Code 46181700(Face and head protection)
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ASTM F2530-13, Standard Specification for Protective Headgear with Faceguard Used in Bull Riding, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top