Standard Performance Specification for Ice Hockey Helmets
|Publication Date:||1 October 2016|
|ICS Code (Indoor sports equipment):||97.220.30|
|ICS Code (Head protective equipment):||13.340.20|
This performance specification2 covers performance requirements for ice hockey helmets.
The intent of this performance specification is to reduce the risk of injury to the head without compromising the form and appeal of the game.
This performance specification covers: (1) performance tests for shock absorption properties of the complete helmet and strength and elongation of the chin strap and its attachment; and (2) requirements for area of coverage and penetration.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 12, of this performance specification: 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.
This performance specification is subject to revision as indicated by subsequent injury statistics and subject to review at least every five years.