Protective clothing - Protective jackets, body and shoulder protectors for equestrian use, for horse riders and those working with horses, and for horse drivers - Requirements and test methods

This European Standard specifies the requirements and test methods for the coverage, sizing, adaptability and adjustability, restraint, ergonomics, construction, innocuousness, and performance under impact to be provided by protective jackets, body and shoulder protectors to be worn by children, youths and adults of either sex while riding horses, working with horses, driving horses or being a passenger in a horse driven vehicle.
These protectors are intended to provide some protection against impacts due to falls from horses and vehicles, and impacts while on the ground due to a fall, or while working with a horse. Impacts may be against the ground or objects such as trees or vehicles, or impacts may be due to kicks or being trodden on.
The protectors covered by this Standard are not intended to provide complete protection against injuries in accidents involving severe torsion, flexion or extension. Requirements for marking and the provision of information are given.

Schutzkleidung - Schutzjacken, Körper- und Schulterschützer für den Reitsport, für Reiter, Personen, die mit Pferden arbeiten, und für Gespannfahrer - Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren

Dieses Dokument legt die Anforderungen an und Prüfverfahren für Abdeckung, Größenangabe, Anpassungs¬fähigkeit und Verstellbarkeit, Befestigung, Ergonomie, Aufbau, Unschädlichkeit und Leistung bei Stößen von Schutzjacken sowie Körper  und Schulterschützern fest, die von Kindern, Jugendlichen und Erwachsenen beiderlei Geschlechts beim Reiten von Pferden, Arbeiten mit Pferden, Gespannfahren oder Mitfahren in von Pferden gezogenen Fahrzeugen getragen werden.
Diese Schützer sind dazu vorgesehen, ein gewisses Maß an Schutz gegen Stöße während eines Sturzes vom Pferd und Fahrzeug zu bieten und gegen Stöße, die erfolgen, während sich die Person nach einem Sturz auf dem Boden befindet oder während die Person mit Pferden arbeitet. Stöße können gegen den Boden oder gegen Gegenstände, z. B. Bäume oder Fahrzeuge, erfolgen oder sie können auftreten, indem die Person getreten wird oder unter die Hufe gerät.
Die in dieser Norm behandelten Schutzausrüstungen sind nicht dafür vorgesehen, einen vollständigen Schutz gegen Verletzungen bei Unfällen mit schweren Verdrehungen, Verbiegungen oder Überdehnungen zu bieten. Anforderungen an die Kennzeichnung und an die mitzuliefernden Informationen sind angegeben.

Vêtements de protection - Vestes, gilets de protection et protège-épaules pour sports équestres, pour cavaliers, pour personnes travaillant avec des chevaux et pour meneurs d'attelage - Exigences et méthodes d'essai

Le présent document spécifie les exigences et les méthodes d’essai relatives à la zone de protection, aux tailles, à l’adaptabilité et à la capacité de réglage, aux dispositifs de retenue, à l’ergonomie, à la construction, à l’innocuité et aux performances en cas de choc devant être fournis par les vestes, les gilets de protection et les protège-épaules portés par les enfants, les adolescents et les adultes des deux sexes lorsqu’ils montent à cheval, travaillent avec des chevaux, mènent un attelage ou sont passagers d’un véhicule tiré par des chevaux.
Ces vêtements de protection sont destinés à fournir une certaine protection contre les chocs dus aux chutes de cheval et de véhicule et contre les chocs survenant au sol après une chute ou lors d’un travail avec le cheval. Les chocs peuvent se produire avec le sol ou avec des objets tels que des arbres ou des véhicules, ou les chocs peuvent être dus à des coups de sabot ou à un piétinement par le cheval.
Les vêtements de protection couverts par la présente norme ne sont pas destinés à fournir une protection complète contre les blessures en cas d’accidents impliquant une torsion, une flexion ou une extension importante du corps. Les exigences relatives au marquage et aux informations à fournir sont spécifiées.

Varovalna obleka - Varovalni jopiči, ščitniki telesa in ramen za uporabo v konjeništvu, za jahače, voznike vpreg in vse, ki delajo s konji - Zahteve in preskusne metode

Ta standard določa zahteve in preskusne metode za pokritost, velikost, prilagodljivost in nastavljivost, zadrževanje, ergonomijo, strukturo, neškodljivost ter zmogljivost v primeru mehanskega vpliva, ki jih zagotavljajo varovalni jopiči ter ščitniki telesa in ramen, ki jih nosijo otroci, mladostniki in odrasli obeh spolov pri jahanju konjev ali delu s konji oziroma so namenjeni voznikom vozil s konjsko vprego in osebam, ki se prevažajo v vozilu s konjsko vprego. Taki ščitniki so namenjeni za zagotavljanje določene zaščite pred udarci zaradi padcev s konjev in vozil ter udarci na tleh po padcu ali med delom s konjem. Pride lahko do udarcev ob tla ali predmete, kot so drevesa ali vozila, ali udarcev, ki nastanejo, kadar konj brcne, potepta ali pade na osebo. Ščitniki, obravnavani v tem standardu, niso namenjeni za zagotavljanje popolne zaščite pred poškodbami v primeru nesreč, povezanih s hudimi zvini, upogibi, raztegi ali zlomi telesa. Podane so zahteve za označevanje in podajanje informacij.

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Protective clothing - Protective jackets, body and shoulder protectors for equestrian use,

for horse riders and those working with horses, and for horse drivers - Requirements and

test methods

Schutzkleidung - Schutzjacken, Körper- und Schulterschützer für den Reitsport, für

Reiter, Personen, die mit Pferden arbeiten und für Gespannfahrer - Anforderungen und

Prüfverfahren

Vêtements de protection - Vestes, gilets de protection et protège-épaules pour sports

équestres, pour cavaliers, pour personnes travaillant avec des chevaux et pour meneurs

d'attelage - Exigences et méthodes d'essai
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 13158:2018
ICS:
13.340.10 Varovalna obleka Protective clothing
97.220.40 Oprema za športe na Outdoor and water sports
prostem in vodne športe equipment
SIST EN 13158:2018 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EN 13158
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
February 2018
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 13.340.10 Supersedes EN 13158:2009
English Version
Protective clothing - Protective jackets, body and shoulder
protectors for equestrian use, for horse riders and those
working with horses, and for horse drivers - Requirements
and test methods

Vêtements de protection - Vestes, gilets de protection Schutzkleidung - Schutzjacken, Körper- und

et protège-épaules pour sports équestres, pour Schulterschützer für den Reitsport, für Reiter,

cavaliers, pour personnes travaillant avec des chevaux Personen, die mit Pferden arbeiten, und für

et pour meneurs d'attelage - Exigences et méthodes Gespannfahrer - Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren

d'essai
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 27 November 2017.

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 under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management

Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,

Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and United Kingdom.
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
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CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

© 2018 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 13158:2018 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents Page

European foreword ...................................................................................................................................................... 4

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... 5

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 6

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 6

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 6

3.1 Horse rider's protective clothing .............................................................................................................. 6

3.2 Body dimensions ............................................................................................................................................. 7

3.3 Horse drivers .................................................................................................................................................... 7

3.4 Levels of performance ................................................................................................................................... 8

4 Requirements ................................................................................................................................................... 8

4.1 Requirements for protectors for horse riders, those working with horses, and for

horse drivers and passengers .................................................................................................................... 8

4.2 Coverage to be provided by protective jackets, body protectors, and shoulder

protectors, and the dimensions of protective material in the protectors .................................. 8

4.3 Movement of protective material blocks, and gaps between them ............................................ 19

4.4 Restraint ........................................................................................................................................................... 19

4.5 Ergonomic requirements ........................................................................................................................... 20

4.6 Impact performance requirements ........................................................................................................ 20

4.7 Innocuousness ............................................................................................................................................... 21

5 Test methods .................................................................................................................................................. 22

5.1 General .............................................................................................................................................................. 22

5.2 Garments for testing .................................................................................................................................... 22

5.3 Conditioning of garments........................................................................................................................... 22

5.4 Examination and measurement of sizes, and of protective material extent ........................... 23

5.5 Separation of protective material blocks ............................................................................................. 27

5.6 Testing the restraint of protective jackets, body protectors and shoulder protectors ....... 29

5.7 Ergonomic assessment of protective jackets, body and shoulder protectors ........................ 30

5.8 Impact energy transmission measurement ........................................................................................ 31

6 Marking ............................................................................................................................................................ 34

7 Information supplied by the manufacturer ........................................................................................ 35

Annex A (informative) Guidance on cone construction and use ................................................................. 37

A.1 Design of cones .............................................................................................................................................. 37

A.2 Cone construction ......................................................................................................................................... 37

A.3 Use of cones in measurements ................................................................................................................. 39

Annex B (normative) Coverage to be provided by protective jackets, body protectors, and

shoulder protectors, and the dimensions of protective material in the protectors ............. 40

B.1 Protectors for horse riders and those working with horses ......................................................... 40

B.2 Protectors for horse drivers and passengers ..................................................................................... 41

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Annex C (informative) Significant technical changes between this European Standard and

EN 13158:2009 .............................................................................................................................................. 43

Annex ZA (informative) Relationship between this European Standard and the essential

requirements of Regulation EU 2016/425 aimed to be covered ................................................. 44

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 46

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European foreword

This document (EN 13158:2018) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 162 “Protective

clothing including hand and arm protection and lifejackets”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by August 2018 and conflicting national standards shall

be withdrawn at the latest by August 2018.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN 13158:2009.

The significant technical changes between this document and the previous edition are given in Annex C.

This document has been prepared under a standardization request given to CEN by the European

Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of

EU Regulation EU 2016/425.

For relationship with EU Regulation, see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this

document.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,

France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,

Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and the United Kingdom.
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Introduction

Protective jackets, body protectors and shoulder protectors are worn by horse riders, those working

with horses, horse drivers and passengers in horse driven vehicles, so that they will have some

protection from impacts consequent on falling from horses or vehicles. Such impacts may be against

soft or hard ground, or objects such as trees, vehicles, posts or rails. Fallen riders, drivers and

passengers, and those working with horses will also have some protection from injury from being

kicked, trodden on, or crushed by a horse or vehicle.

Falls from horses and vehicles involve high levels of energy dissipation. Injuries cannot be entirely

prevented by material in protective clothing but should be reduced in severity. Injuries will not be

prevented by the protective clothing in accidents involving severe torsion, flexion, extension or

crushing of the body.

It has been assumed in the drafting of this European Standard that the execution of its provisions is

entrusted to appropriately qualified and experienced people, for whose guidance it has been prepared.

The apparatus described should only be used by competent persons and requires safeguards to

prevent, as far as is reasonably practicable, injury to the operator and other persons.

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1 Scope

This document specifies the requirements and test methods for the coverage, sizing, adaptability and

adjustability, restraint, ergonomics, construction, innocuousness, and performance under impact to be

provided by protective jackets, body and shoulder protectors to be worn by children, youths and adults

of either sex while riding horses, working with horses, driving horses or being a passenger in a horse

driven vehicle.

These protectors are intended to provide some protection against impacts due to falls from horses and

vehicles, and impacts while on the ground due to a fall, or while working with a horse. Impacts may be

against the ground or objects such as trees or vehicles, or impacts may be due to kicks or being trodden

on.

The protectors covered by this standard are not intended to provide complete protection against

injuries in accidents involving severe torsion, flexion or extension. Requirements for marking and the

provision of information are given.
2 Normative references
There are no normative references in this document.
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

• IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
• ISO Online browsing platform: available at http://www.iso.org/obp
3.1 Horse rider's protective clothing
3.1.1
protective jacket

short sleeved or long sleeved item of clothing incorporating materials meeting the requirements for

body protectors and shoulder protectors covering the defined areas of the torso, lower back and

shoulders and designed to reduce injury from blunt impacts, falls and kicks
3.1.2
body protector

sleeveless item of clothing covering defined areas of the torso and lower back and consisting of one or

more layers of material and designed to reduce injury from blunt impacts, falls and kicks

3.1.3
shoulder protector

device considered to be an item of clothing that covers the lateral aspect of the shoulder and defined

areas of the front, back and top of the shoulder and is designed to reduce injury from blunt impacts and

falls on the shoulder
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3.2 Body dimensions
3.2.1
chest girth

maximum horizontal girth measured during normal breathing with the subject standing upright and the

tape-measure passed over the scapulae under the armpits and across the chest
3.2.2
bust girth

maximum horizontal girth measured during normal breathing with the subject, wearing normal

underclothing, and standing upright and the tape-measure passed over the scapulae under the armpits

and across the breasts
3.2.3
under bust girth

maximum horizontal girth measured during normal breathing with the subject, wearing normal

underclothing, and standing upright and the tape-measure passing immediately below the breasts

3.2.4
waist girth

maximum horizontal girth measured during normal breathing with the subject standing upright and the

tape-measure passed around the body in the plane of the waist, 50 mm above the supra-cristal plane

which is at the level of the highest points of the iliac crests

Note 1 to entry: The dimension of 50 mm refers to a subject of 1 780 mm tall and should be scaled pro rata with

the height of the actual subject.
3.2.5
waist to waist over-the-shoulder length

maximum length measured from the plane of the waist on the anterior of the body, as defined in 3.2.4,

over the shoulder to the plane of the waist on the posterior of the body

Note 1 to entry: The tape-measure crosses the shoulder at the mid-point between the point of the shoulder and

the junction of the shoulder to the neck. Anteriorly the tape measure passes over the chest (or bust) to a point

90 mm lateral to the midline of the body on the plane of the waist. Posteriorly the tape measure follows the

shortest distance to a point 90 mm lateral to the midline of the body. The distances of 90 mm refer to a subject

with a waist girth of 850 mm and should be scaled pro rata with the waist girth of the actual subject. Normal

underclothing is worn when measurements are being taken.
3.3 Horse drivers
3.3.1
horse driver

person on a wheeled or skid-mounted vehicle controlling a horse or horses pulling the vehicle

3.3.2
passenger

person on or in a wheeled or skid mounted vehicle pulled by a horse or horses but not controlling the

horse or horses
3.3.3
licensed jockey
jockey that earns a living and is registered with a relevant racing authority
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3.4 Levels of performance
3.4.1
performance level

number that designates a particular category or range of performance by which

the results of testing can be graded

Note 1 to entry: The performance levels of the protective clothing are defined by the test performance criteria

given in 4.6.

Note 2 to entry: The performance levels are identical for protective jackets, body protectors and shoulder

protectors.
3.4.2
performance level 1

lowest level of performance for garments worn by licensed jockeys only

3.4.3
performance level 2
category of garments for low risk
3.4.4
performance level 3
category of garments for high risk
4 Requirements

4.1 Requirements for protectors for horse riders, those working with horses, and for

horse drivers and passengers

The requirements in 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6 and 4.7 apply to protectors for horse riders, for those working

with horses, and for horse drivers and passengers.
4.2 Coverage to be provided by protective jackets, body protectors, and shoulder
protectors, and the dimensions of protective material in the protectors
4.2.1 General

Protective jackets, body protectors and shoulder protectors for horse riders, those working with horses

and for horse drivers and passengers shall provide the coverage, and shall have the minimum and

maximum dimensions of protective material given below, measured on the garments as described in 5.4

and 5.7.2. Protective jackets shall contain protective materials meeting the minimum and maximum

dimension requirements for both body and shoulder protectors. Certain exceptions to these dimensions

which are permitted for ergonomic reasons are given in 4.2.3.

Annex B gives the requirements on body coverage, fitting and sizing of protectors.

4.2.2 Protective material dimensions in protective jackets and body protectors

Protective material in protective jackets and body protectors shall have an area greater than that

defined by the dimensions listed below, illustrated in Figure 1b and specified in Table 1. Where

garments are made with two or more layers of foam or other impact attenuating material, the defined

area is required to contain all the layers at their full thickness. Examination and measurement shall be

carried out according to 5.4.
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Protective jackets and body protectors that have removable parts such as tail pieces or shoulder

protectors shall meet the requirements for coverage of torso protection without the removable parts or

shoulder protectors fitted.

The central 200 mm wide section (the value of 200 mm is for a user with dimension A of 1 000 mm

max

and shall be scaled pro rata for other sizes) of the back panels corresponding to minimum dimension F

of body protectors and protective jackets shall be constructed so that they cannot be taken apart or

shortened by a user except by the cutting of material or other destructive process not sanctioned by the

manufacturer (see Clause 7 l). Removable tail-pieces extending the back beyond the required length of

dimension F are permitted providing the garment has a back length exceeding F without the tail-piece

fitted.
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a) Body dimensions

NOTE 1 The positions for measurement of the control dimensions A, B and C stated by the manufacturer and

used in sizing the protective clothing.
b) Diagram of the protective material in a protective jacket or body protector

NOTE 2 The positions for measuring the dimensions of protective material in body protectors and the torso

I I

regions of protective jackets. A , B and L are measured on the inside of the protective clothing. D to K, M and N are

measured on the outside of the protective clothing.

Figure 1 — Body dimensions and dimensions of protective material in the torso region of

protective jackets and body protectors
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Table 1 — Requirements for dimensions of protective material in protective jackets and body

protectors
Values in percentage

Dimension Control dimension Requirement, as a percentage of the control dimension

Protectors for horse riders and Protectors for horse drivers
those working with horses and passengers
A A > 103 > 103
max max
A min Amin < 107 < 107
B max Bmax > 102 > 102
B B < 110 < 110
min min
D and D C > 43 > 43
max
E and E Cmax > 57 > 48
F Cmax > 52 > 43
G Cmax > 15 > 15
H C > 28 > 28
max
I A > 27 > 27
max
J Amax > 20 > 20
K Amax > 20 No requirement
L A < 80 < 80
max
M C 50 No requirement
max
N A > 4 > 4
max

Amax is the chest girth or bust girth given by the manufacturer for the largest user.

Amin is the chest girth or bust girth given by the manufacturer for the smallest user.

B is the waist girth given by the manufacturer for the largest user.
max
B is the waist girth given by the manufacturer for the smallest user.
min

Cmax is the over-the-shoulder length given by the manufacturer for the largest user.

C is the over-the-shoulder length given by the manufacturer for the smallest user.

min
A is the maximum internal girth of the garment below the armholes.
max
A min is the minimum internal girth of the garment below the armholes.

B max is the maximum internal girth of the garment at the lower edge of the protective

material.

B is the minimum internal girth of the garment at the lower edge of the protective

min
material.
D and D are vertical lines on the chest separated by a distance of 25 % of A.
E and E are vertical lines on the back separated by a distance of 25 % of A.
F is the centre back length.
G is the height of the side below the armhole.
H is the centre front length.

I is the width across the back between the armholes measured at a level half-way down

the armhole opening.

J is the width across the chest between the armholes measured at a level half-way down

the armhole opening.

K is the width of the back at a distance equal to 50 % of dimension C from the neck

max
inlet.
L is the circumference of the armhole.

M is the distance below the centre of the back of the neck of the garment at which dimension K is

measured. (M = 0,5 C ).
max
N is the smallest width of the shoulder strap.
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4.2.3 Exceptions to the requirements in 4.2.2

The exceptions listed in (a) to (e) below are permitted. Exception (a) relates to the calculation in

Formula (1) and exception (b) to the calculation in Formula (2). Examination and measurement of the

exceptions shall be carried out according to 5.4. The areas and dimensions relate to a protective jacket

or body protector to fit a person with a chest girth of 1 000 mm. Except where stated, the areas and

dimensions shall be graded pro rata with the size of the protector:
ll×
l =
1 000 mm
(1)
where
l is the linear dimension on a protector, in millimetres;
l is the length stated in Table 2, in millimetres;
l is the actual largest user's chest girth, in millimetres.
Al×
A =
1 000 000 mm
(2)
where
A is the area of protection, in square millimetres;
A is the area stated below, in millimetres;
l is the actual largest user's chest girth, in millimetres.

Protective material is permitted to be reduced to 50 % of its normal thickness in specified areas

providing all layers are the same material. If the layers are of unequal thickness and the “50 %

thickness“ area is thinner than 45 % of the total, or the layers are of different construction or are of

different composition, it shall be shown by impact testing that the “50 % thickness“ construction meets

the impact requirements when two layers (100 % thickness) are tested together.

a) Protective material over the top of the shoulder may be reduced to 50 % of its normal thickness in

two areas on each shoulder permitting adjustment of the shoulder by overlapping 50 % thickness

areas by varying amounts. The maximum length of each area along the waist to waist over-the-

shoulder dimension line shall not exceed 35 mm at maximum opening. 50 % thickness material

shall not be present more than the distance specified in Table 2 from the shoulder top line when

measured as described in 5.4.1.2. At maximum opening of adjusters there shall be at least 25 mm of

overlapping 50 % thickness protective material in all sizes of protector (not scaled). This is

illustrated in Figure 2.
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Table 2 — Maximum distance that 50 % thickness material shall extend from the top of the

shoulder line
Dimensions in millimetres
Range of chest girth sizes of user the Maximum distance that 50 % thickness
protector is stated to fit material shall extend from the top of the
shoulder line
< 500 58
500 to 550 59
551 to 600 60
601 to 650 61
651 to 700 62
701 to 750 63
751 to 800 64
801 to 850 65
851 to 900 66
901 to 950 67
951 to 1 000 68
1 001 to 1 050 69
1 051 to 1 100 70
1 101 to 1 150 71
1 151 to 1 200 72
> 1 200 73
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Key

1 midline of the shoulder; the line marking the top of the shoulder on the protective jacket or body protector

is on this line
2 coloured warning marker
3 shoulder
4 front of shoulder
5 back of shoulder

L1 is the maximum distance 50 % thickness material shall extend from the top of the shoulder (68 mm on a

protector intended to fit users with a maximum chest girth of 1 000 mm)

L is the maximum length of 50 % thickness material that shall be present on the front and back of the

shoulder ( 0,035× A + 8 mm )
max
L3 > 25 mm on all sizes of protectors

Figure 2 — Diagram of the adjuster at the shoulder on a protective jacket or body protector

showing the maximum allowance of 50 % thickness material permitted in 4.2.3 a)

b) If the garment does not have side adjustment as described in (c) below protective material below

each arm hole may be reduced to 50 % of its normal thickness in an area not exceeding 2 500 mm .

c) Protective material may be reduced to 50 % of its normal thickness in areas at the side of the body,

to permit adjustment of the girth of the garment provided that when the adjustment is set at its

widest position, the total width of the area of 50 % thickness of protective material on the right side

and the left side of the garment together does not exceed 200 mm (typically distributed in four

areas approximately 50 mm wide on a protector with a maximum chest girth of 1 000 mm). At

maximum opening of adjusters, there shall be at least 25 mm of overlapping 50 % thickness

protective material in the centre of the adjuster in all sizes of protector.
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SIST EN 13158:2018
EN 13158:2018 (E)

d) Protective material may be absent from torso areas of a protective jacket or body protector, that

are overlaid by shoulder protectors provided that when an appropriate subject wears the jacket, or

the body protector and shoulder protectors, no gaps in protection open up between the shoulder

and body protectors when the arms are raised laterally and outstretched to positions at angles of

60° to the torso and are swung forward and up to point straight ahead. The shoulder protectors in

such combinations shall be irremovable, or the body protector shall carry a warning label that

shoulder protectors shall be worn to provide the protection claimed for the garment.

e) Perforations in protective material are permitted providing the perforated protective material

meets the impact requirements in 4.6, and the maximum hole diameter is not above 15 mm.

4.2.4 Shoulder protectors and the shoulder
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