Helmets for airborne sports

This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for protective helmets used in paragliding, hang gliding and flying with ultra-light aeroplanes.
Helmets for airborne sports are indicated in this European Standard as follows:
-   category HPG: Helmets for paragliding and hang gliding;
-   category UL: Helmets for flying with ultra-light aeroplanes.
Requirements and the corresponding methods of test, where appropriate, are given for the following:
-   construction including chin strap, fastening devices, field of vision, head mobility and eye protection;
-   penetration resistance;
-   shock-absorbing properties;
-   retention system properties;
-   marking and information for users.
NOTE   The requirements cover both categories. Special requirements are contained in the relevant clauses.
This European Standard does not apply to other kinds of head protection used in airborne sports.


Casques de sports aériens

La présente Norme européenne énonce les exigences et méthodes d'essai relatives aux casques de protection utilisés en parapente, en deltaplane et dans les planeurs ultralégers motorisés.
Dans la présente Norme européenne, les casques pour sports aériens sont désignés comme suit :
-   catégorie HPG : casques pour parapente et deltaplane ;
-   catégorie UL : casques pour planeurs ultralégers motorisés.
Le cas échéant, les exigences et les méthodes d'essai correspondantes, couvrent les aspects suivants :
-   construction, y compris la jugulaire, les dispositifs de serrage, le champ visuel, la mobilité de la tête et la protection oculaire ;
-   résistance à la pénétration ;
-   propriétés en matière d'absorption des chocs ;
-   propriétés du système de rétention ;
-   marquage et informations destinées aux utilisateurs.
NOTE   Les exigences concernent les deux catégories. Des exigences particulières sont incluses dans les articles appropriés.
La présente Norme européenne ne s’applique pas aux autres types de protection de la tête utilisés dans la pratique des sports aériens.

Čelade za športne aktivnosti v zraku

Ta evropski standard določa zahteve in preskusne metode za varovalne čelade, ki se uporabljajo v jadralnem padalstvu, zmajarstvu in letenju z ultra lahkimi letali. Čelade za športne aktivnosti v zraku so v tem evropskem standardu označene na naslednji način: – kategorija HPG: čelade za jadralno padalstvo in zmajarstvo; – kategorija UL: čelade za letenje z ultra lahkimi letali. Podane so zahteve in, kjer je to potrebno, ustrezne preskusne metode za naslednja področja: – sestava, skupaj s pasom za brado, napravami za pripenjanje, vidnim poljem, mobilnostjo glave in zaščito oči; – odpornost na penetracijo; – lastnosti absorpcije udarcev; – lastnosti zadrževalnega sistema; – označevanje in podatki za uporabnike.

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SIST EN 966:2012+A1:2012
Helmets for airborne sports
Casques de sports aériens
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 966:2012+A1:2012
13.340.20 Varovalna oprema za glavo Head protective equipment
97.220.40 Oprema za športe na Outdoor and water sports
prostem in vodne športe equipment
SIST EN 966:2012+A1:2012 en,fr,de
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 966:2012+A1:2012

EN 966:2012+A1


October 2012
ICS 13.340.20 Supersedes EN 966:2012
English Version
Helmets for airborne sports
Casques de sports aériens Luftsporthelme
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 17 December 2011 and includes Amendment 1 approved by CEN on 19 July 2012.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European
Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national
standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translation
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Contents Page
Foreword . 4
Introduction . 5
1 Scope. 6
2 Normative references . 6
3 Terms and definitions . 6
4 Materials . 8
5 Construction . 8
5.1 General . 8
5.2 Retention system . 9
5.2.1 General . 9
5.2.2 Chin straps . 9
5.2.3 Fastening devices . 9
5.3 Finish . 9
5.4 Field of vision . 9
5.5 Head mobility . 9
5.6 Eye protection . 10
6 Performance requirements .

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