Motorcyclists' protective clothing against mechanical impact - Part 1: Motorcyclists' limb joint impact protectors - Requirements and test methods

This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for limb joint impact protectors incorporated or intended to be incorporated into motorcycle riders' clothing or used as separate items.

Motorradfahrer-Schutzkleidung gegen mechanische Belastung - Teil 1: Gelenkprotektoren für Motorradfahrer - Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren

Diese Europäische Norm legt Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren für Gelenkprotektoren fest, die als eigen-ständige Ausrüstungsteile genutzt werden oder zur Verwendung in die Motorradfahrerkleidung eingearbeitet sind oder dafür vorgesehen sind.

Vêtements de protection contre les chocs mécaniques pour motocyclistes - Partie 1: Exigences et méthodes d'essai des protecteurs - Exigences et méthodes d'essai

La présente Norme européenne spécifie les exigences et les méthodes d'essai pour les protecteurs contre les chocs sur les articulations incorporés ou destinés à être incorporés dans des vêtements pour motocyclistes ou utilisés comme articles séparés.

Varovalne obleke za zaščito motoristov pred mehanskimi vplivi - 1. del: Ščitniki sklepov za motoriste - Zahteve in preskusne metode

Ta evropski standard določa zahteve in preskusne metode za ščitnike sklepov, ki so vgrajeni v varovalno obleko za zaščito motoristov ali namenjeni vgradnji v zadevno obleko ali se uporabljajo ločeno.

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18-Dec-2012
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9060 - Closure of 2 Year Review Enquiry - Review Enquiry
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04-Jun-2018
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04-Jun-2018

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2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.Motorradfahrer-Schutzkleidung gegen mechanische Belastung - Teil 1: Gelenkprotektoren für Motorradfahrer - Anforderungen und PrüfverfahrenMotorcyclists' protective clothing against mechanical impact - Part 1: Motorcyclists' limb joint impact protectors - Requirements and test methodsMotorcyclists' protective clothing against mechanical impact - Part 1: Motorcyclists' limb joint impact protectors - Requirements and test methods43.140Motorna kolesa in mopediMotor cycles and mopeds13.340.10Varovalna oblekaProtective clothingICS:Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z:EN 1621-1:2012SIST EN 1621-1:2013en,fr,de01-marec-2013SIST EN 1621-1:2013SLOVENSKI

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SIST EN 1621-1:2013
EUROPEAN STANDARD NORME EUROPÉENNE EUROPÄISCHE NORM
EN 1621-1
December 2012 ICS 13.340.10 Supersedes EN 1621-1:1997English Version

Motorcyclists' protective clothing against mechanical impact - Part 1: Motorcyclists' limb joint impact protectors - Requirements and test methods

Vêtements de protection contre les chocs mécaniques pour motocyclistes - Exigences et méthodes d'essai des protecteurs - Partie 1: Exigences et méthodes d'essai

Motorradfahrer-Schutzkleidung gegen mechanische Belastung - Teil 1: Gelenkprotektoren für Motorradfahrer - Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren This European Standard was approved by CEN on 27 October 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 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, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.

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B-1000 Brussels © 2012 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CEN national Members. Ref. No. EN 1621-1:2012: ESIST EN 1621-1:2013

EN 1621-1:2012 (E) 2 Contents Page Foreword ....................................................................................................................................................................3 Introduction ...............................................................................................................................................................4 1 Scope .............................................................................................................................................................5 2 Normative references ....................................................................................................................................5 3 Terms and definitions ...................................................................................................................................5 4 Zones of protection and protectors..............................................................................................................6 5 Requirements ................................................................................................................................................6 5.1 General ..........................................................................................................................................................6 5.2 Innocuousness ..............................................................................................................................................6 5.3 Minimum dimensions of zone of protection ................................................................................................6 5.4 Impact attenuation ........................................................................................................................................7 5.5 Ergonomic requirements ..............................................................................................................................8 6 Test methods and equipment .......................................................................................................................8 6.1 General ..........................................................................................................................................................8 6.2 Innocuousness ..............................................................................................................................................8 6.3 Impact attenuation ........................................................................................................................................8 6.3.1 Equipment .....................................................................................................................................................8 6.3.2 Sampling ...................................................................................................................................................... 10 6.3.3 Positioning of the sample ........................................................................................................................... 11 6.3.4 Impact Tests ................................................................................................................................................ 11 6.4 Ergonomic assessment .............................................................................................................................. 12 6.5 Procedure .................................................................................................................................................... 12 6.6 Expression of test results ........................................................................................................................... 13 6.7 Test report ................................................................................................................................................... 13 7 Marking ........................................................................................................................................................ 13 8 Information supplied by the manufacturer................................................................................................. 14 Annex ZA (informative)

Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential Requirements of EU Directive 89/686/EEC ............................................................................................................................. 16 Figures Figure 1 — Definition of the zone of protection by three key dimensions ..................................................................... 7 Figure 2 — Anvil ......................................................................................................................................................... 9 Figure 3 — Template with indication of the test areas................................................................................................ 10 Figure 4 — Example of marking of a protector according to Clause 7, list entry d) ..................................................... 14 Tables Table 1 — Minimum dimensions of zone of protection ................................................................................................. 7 Table 2 — Transmitted force and performance levels .................................................................................................. 7 Table 3 — Minimum number of samples and impacts required .................................................................................. 11 Table ZA.1 — Correspondence between this European Standard and Directive 89/686/EEC .................................... 16

SIST EN 1621-1:2013

EN 1621-1:2012 (E) 3 Foreword This document (EN 1621-1:2012) 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 June 2013, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by June 2013. Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. This document supersedes EN 1621-1:1997. This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s). For relationship with EU Directive(s), see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this document. The main technical changes with respect to the 1997 edition are listed below: a) the scope has been restricted only to limb joint impact protectors; b) requirements concerning innocuousness have been added; c) requirements concerning the wet impact test (mandatory) and the high and low temperature impact tests (optional) have been added; d) ergonomic requirements have been added. EN 1621 consists of the following parts, under the general title Motorcyclists’ protective clothing against mechanical impact:  Part 1: Motorcyclists' limb joint impact protectors — Requirements and test methods (the present document)  Part 2: Motorcyclists' back protectors — Requirements and test methods  Part 3: Requirements and test methods for chest protectors1)  Part 4: Motorcyclists' inflatable protectors — Requirements and test methods According to the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations 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, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

1) Under development. SIST EN 1621-1:2013

EN 1621-1:2012 (E) 4 Introduction This European Standard is Part 1 of a standard containing requirements and test methods for motorcycle riders' impact protectors. Impact protectors meeting the requirements of this European Standard will provide some protection against injury caused by impacts with road surfaces in motorcycle accidents. They may also slightly reduce the injuries caused by impacts with objects such as other vehicles. In order to encourage the adoption of certified protection by the highest possible number of users, two performance levels are specified for protectors. These are level 1 for protectors designed to give protection whilst having low ergonomic penalties associated with its use and level 2 for protectors providing an increased protection with respect to level 1. There may be, however, weight and restriction penalties associated with level 2 protection. SIST EN 1621-1:2013

EN 1621-1:2012 (E) 5 1 Scope This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for limb joint impact protectors incorporated or intended to be incorporated into motorcycle riders' clothing or used as separate items. 2 Normative references The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies. EN 340, Protective clothing — General requirements EN ISO 105-E01, Textiles — Tests for colour fastness — Part E01: Colour fastness to water (ISO 105-E01) EN ISO 11642, Leather — Tests for colour fastness — Colour fastness to water (ISO 11642) ISO 6487, Road vehicles — Measurement techniques in impact tests — Instrumentation 3 Terms and definitions For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply. 3.1 zone of protection specific area of the protective equipment that is intended to provide protection to a part of the body and which is subject to specific testing 3.2 protector arrangement of energy absorbing and/or impact spreading materials designed to offer some protection to the zones of protection 3.3 type A protector protectors of smaller dimension; these are more commonly (although not exclusively) optimised for use with smaller riders 3.4 type B protector protectors of larger dimension; these are more commonly (although not exclusively) optimised for use with larger riders 3.5 test area area on which impact tests are performed; size and shape are defined by the template 3.6 template auxiliary tool made of flexible material used to verify the minimum area of protection SIST EN 1621-1:2013

EN 1621-1:2012 (E) 6 4 Zones of protection and protectors The following body regions are specified as zones of protection and protectors shall be categorised as follows: a) shoulder: protector “S”; b) elbow and forearm: protector “E”; c) hip: protector “H”; d) knee and upper tibia: protector “K”; e) knee, upper and middle tibia: protector “K + L”; f) leg below protector “K”: protector “L”. The size of the zones of protection shall comply with 5.3, Table 1. 5 Requirements 5.1 General Unless otherwise specified, all linear dimensions bigger than 50 mm in the whole text shall be provided with a deviation of ± 2 % and dimensions up to 50 mm with a deviation of ± 1 mm.

Limb joint protectors shall be provided with means of restraint capable of ensuring that the protector is maintained in position during use.

This requirement is not applicable for protectors to be inserted or incorporated into the garments.

Testing shall be carried out according to 6.4. 5.2 Innocuousness 5.2.1 The materials shall comply with the requirements for innocuousness of materials in EN 340, with the exception of the requirement concerning the colour fastness to perspiration which is replaced by 5.2.2.

5.2.2 The colour fastness to water of the constituent materials which could be likely to come into contact with the skin of the user shall be determined in accordance with 6.2 and shall be at least grade 4 of the Grey scale for the staining of any component of the multi-fibre reference fabric. 5.3 Minimum dimensions of zone of protection Motorcyclist’s limb joint protectors shall provide a zone of protection with the minimum dimensions as specified in Table 1. Testing shall be carried out as described in 6.3.4. In Table 1, the zones of protection are defined by the three dimensions r1, r2 and l, as illustrated in Figure1: SIST EN 1621-1:2013

EN 1621-1:2012 (E) 7

Figure 1 — Definition of the zone of protection by three key dimensions Table 1 — Minimum dimensions of zone of protection Protector Type A protector mm Type B protector mm

r1 r2 l r1 r2 l S 55 32 64 70 40 80 E 45 24 118 50 30 150 K 55 24 100 70 30 130 H 35 26 70 44 33 88 L 32 24 64 40 30 80 K + L 55 24 185 70 30 240 5.4 Impact attenuation In terms of impact attenuation, this standard includes two performance levels. The degree of risk or hazards that a motorcyclist faces is closely linked to the type of riding and the nature of the accident. Level 1 performance is deemed as the minimum level required so that the protector provides useful protection in an accident and offers the protector with an optimum comfort level to suit all riding types. Where riders feel that their riding style exposes them to an increased accident risk, Level 2 has been provided, which offers increased performance. Level 2 may have an increased penalty for the weight and comfort. When impact protection is tested in accordance with 6.3.4.2 (ambient impact test), 6.3.4.3 (wet impact test after hydrolytic ageing) and, if required, 6.3.4.4 (high temperature impact test) and/or 6.3.4.5 (low temperature impact test), the transmitted force shall conform to the values in Table 2. Level 1 or Level 2 can only be awarded provided that such level is achieved under all test conditions claimed.

Table 2 — Transmitted force and performance levels
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