Helmet is a device with extraordinary protection ability for the head. It is mostly semi-circular and mainly consists of three parts: shell, lining and suspension device.
Wearing a helmet is to protect the head and reduce injury. Relevant data show that in more than 500 bicycle fatalities every year, 75% of the deaths are caused by fatal head injuries. Medical research has found that wearing a helmet on a bicycle can prevent 85% of head injuries, and greatly reduce the degree of injury and accident mortality. Half-helmet riding helmets are divided into road-specific (without brim), road-mountain dual-use, etc.
In Europe, the CE certification standard for bicycle helmets (EN1078) was approved by the European Committee for Standardization in 1997 for all cycles. EN 1078 is the CE certification standard for "helmets for bicycle riders and users of skateboards and roller skates", a European standard issued in 1997. It is the basis for the same British Standard BS EN 1078:1997. Compliance with this standard is one way of meeting the requirements of the European Personal Protective Equipment Directive (PPE; /EEC).
EN 1078 specifies requirements and test methods for bicycle helmets, skateboard and inline skate helmets. It covers helmet construction including field of view, shock absorption properties, retention system properties including chin straps and fastenings, as well as markings and information.
Main performance requirements
EN 1078 requires a series of pre-treatments of helmets before testing. These pretreatments include exposure to high temperatures (50oC), subzero temperatures (-20oC), and artificial aging to sunlight using a high-intensity xenon lamp to quickly simulate weeks of sunlight testing. The number of samples required for testing depends on the range of helmet sizes required to be protected or marked.
The main features of this standard are:
1. Test anvils: slabs and curbs
2. Falling device: guided free fall
3. Impact velocity, energy or drop height Flat anvil: 5.42–5.52 m/s
4. Impact energy standard: < 250g
5. Roll-off test: yes
Maintain System Strength: Dynamically applied force. The helmet is supported on the head shape.
The derivative standard EN 1080 covers infant helmets. It solves the safety problem of children wearing helmets.
Bicycle helmet EN1078 certification standard process:
Step 1: Apply
Step 2: Quote
Step 3: Payment
Step 4: Test
Step 5: Pass the test
Step 6: Project Completion