Knee and elbow protectors for indoor sports - Safety requirements and test methods

This European Standard specifies the requirements and test methods for ergonomics, sizing, adjust/restraint performance and impact performance of knee and elbow protectors used for indoor sports, e.g. volleyball and handball. It applies for knee and elbow protectors to be used on smooth and level floors without mats.

Knie- und Ellbogenschützer für den Hallensport - Sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren

Diese Europäische Norm legt sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren für Ergonomie,
Größenangaben, Verstell-/Befestigungssysteme und Stoßdämpfung für Knie- und Ellbogenschützer fest, die
bei der Ausübung von Ballsportarten in Sporthallen, wie z. B. Volleyball und Handball, verwendet werden.
Die Norm gilt für Knie- und Ellbogenschützer zur Benutzung auf glatten, ebenen Böden ohne Matten.

Protecteurs de genoux et de coudes pour les sports de salle - Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essai

La présente Norme européenne spécifie les exigences et méthodes d’essai relatives à l’ergonomie, à la taille,
à la performance du réglage et de la retenue ainsi qu’à la performance au choc des protecteurs de genoux et
de coudes utilisés pour les sports de salle, par exemple le volley-ball et le handball.
Elle s’applique aux protecteurs de genoux et de coudes destinés à être utilisés sur des sols lisses, sans tapis.

Ščitniki kolen in komolcev za dvoranske športne dejavnosti - Varnostne zahteve in preskusne metode

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Published
Publication Date
06-Nov-2008
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
24-Oct-2008
Due Date
29-Dec-2008
Completion Date
07-Nov-2008

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2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.Knie- und Ellbogenschützer für den Hallensport - Sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und PrüfverfahrenProtecteurs de genoux et de coudes pour les sports de salle - Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essaiKnee and elbow protectors for indoor sports - Safety requirements and test methods97.220.30Oprema za dvoranske športeIndoor sports equipment13.340.50Varovanje nog in stopalLeg and foot protection13.340.40Varovanje dlani in rokHand and arm protectionICS:Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z:EN 15613:2008SIST EN 15613:2008en,fr,de01-december-2008SIST EN 15613:2008SLOVENSKI

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SIST EN 15613:2008

EUROPEAN STANDARDNORME EUROPÉENNEEUROPÄISCHE NORMEN 15613October 2008ICS 13.340.40; 13.340.50 English VersionKnee and elbow protectors for indoor sports - Safetyrequirements and test methodsProtecteurs de genoux et de coudes pour les sports desalle - Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essaiKnie- und Ellbogenschützer für den Hallensport -Sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und PrüfverfahrenThis European Standard was approved by CEN on 13 September 2008.CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this EuropeanStandard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such nationalstandards may be obtained on application to the CEN 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 translationunder the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN Management Centre has the same status as theofficial versions.CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATIONCOMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATIONEUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNGManagement Centre: rue de Stassart, 36

B-1050 Brussels© 2008 CENAll rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reservedworldwide for CEN national Members.Ref. No. EN 15613:2008: ESIST EN 15613:2008

EN 15613:2008 (E) 2 Contents Page Foreword.............................................................................................................................................................3 1 Scope.....................................................................................................................................................4 2 Normative references...........................................................................................................................4 3 Terms and definitions...........................................................................................................................4 4 Classification.........................................................................................................................................4 5 Safety requirements.............................................................................................................................4 5.1 General...................................................................................................................................................4 5.2 Innocuousness......................................................................................................................................5 5.3 Sizing......................................................................................................................................................5 5.4 Adjusting/restraint systems.................................................................................................................5 5.5 Impact performance..............................................................................................................................5 6 Test methods.........................................................................................................................................6 6.1 General...................................................................................................................................................6 6.2 Sampling and conditioning of the test samples................................................................................6 6.3 Ergonomics...........................................................................................................................................7 6.4 Edges, seams and buckles..................................................................................................................7 6.5 Restraint.................................................................................................................................................7 6.6 Impact performance..............................................................................................................................7 6.6.1 General...................................................................................................................................................7 6.6.2 Test area................................................................................................................................................7 6.6.3 Apparatus..............................................................................................................................................8 6.6.4 Procedure..............................................................................................................................................8 7 Marking..................................................................................................................................................9 8 Information supplied by the manufacturer.........................................................................................9 Annex ZA (informative)

Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential Requirements of EU Directive 89/686/EEC.......................................................................................11 Bibliography.....................................................................................................................................................12

SIST EN 15613:2008

EN 15613:2008 (E) 3 Foreword This document (EN 15613:2008) 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 April 2009, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by month April 2009. 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 has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the Euro-pean Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive 89/686/EEC. For relationship with EU Directive, 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, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Lux-embourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzer-land and United Kingdom. SIST EN 15613:2008

EN 15613:2008 (E) 4 1 Scope This European Standard specifies the requirements and test methods for ergonomics, sizing, adjust/restraint performance and impact performance of knee and elbow protectors used for indoor sports, e.g. volleyball and handball. It applies for knee and elbow protectors to be used on smooth and level floors without mats. 2 Normative references The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated refer-ences, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (in-cluding any amendments) applies. EN 340:2003, Protective clothing — General requirements ISO 7000:2004, Graphical symbols for use on equipment — Index and synopsis 3 Terms and definitions For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply. 3.1 knee protector device worn on the knee that is intended to reduce the risk of injuries of the knee caused by impact and skin abrasion 3.2 elbow protector device worn on the elbow that is intended to reduce the risk of injuries of the elbow caused by impact and skin abrasion 4 Classification The classification of knee and elbow protectors shall be based on two weight ranges as follows: a) Class A: Users of body mass up to 50 kg; b) Class B: Users of body mass above 50 kg. The different performance requirements are described in Clause 5. 5 Safety requirements 5.1 General 5.1.1 Knee and elbow protectors shall be so designed that in the foreseeable conditions of use for which they are intended the user can perform the typical movements without being hindered. See test method in 6.3. 5.1.2 Knee and elbow protectors shall be free of sharp edges, corners and burrs that might injure the user. See test method in 6.4. SIST EN 15613:2008

EN 15613:2008 (E) 5 5.2 Innocuousness Construction materials or their derivates shall not harm those coming into contact with them. The manufacturer shall list in the information supplied by the manufacturer the substances used for the main components of the product. NOTE Information on the identification and classification of such substances can be found in the Directive 67/548/EEC (classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances) [1] as well as in the Regulation (EC) no.1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)[2]. 5.3 Sizing Knee and elbow protectors shall be indicated with a size according to the principles described in Clause 6 of EN 340:2003. See test method in 6.1. 5.4 Adjusting/restraint systems 5.4.1 If knee and elbow protectors have parts which can be adjusted by the user or which can be removed for the purpose of change they shall be so designed that they can be easily adjusted, assembled and removed without a tool. The width of the straps shall be at least 40 mm. Restraint devices shall be so designed that they do not constrict limbs, e.g. by rolling straps. See test method in 6.1. 5.4.2 Knee and elbow protectors shall remain in the areas they are designed to protect during all typical movements or during an impact. When tested according to 6.5, the movement of the central point of a protector shall not be greater than speci-fied in Table 1. Table 1 — Maximum movements of knee and elbow protectors Maximum movement Protector Class A mm Class B mm Elbow protector 40 50 Knee protector 50 60

5.5 Impact performance When tested according to 6.6, all test results shall not exceed the values specified in Table 2. SIST EN 15613:2008

EN 15613:2008 (E) 6 Table 2 — Impact performance requirements of knee and elbow protectors Class A Class B Max. peak force r E R E

Protector mm J Mm J kN Elbow protector 12,5
1 17,5
1,5 4 Knee protector 25,0
2,5 35,0
4 6 r is the radius of curvature of the anvil E is the impact energy

See test method in 6.6. 6 Test methods 6.1 General If no specific methods are specified compliance with the requirements of this European Standard shall be exam-ined by measurement, visual inspection and tactile examination. For the tests new protectors shall be used. Measuring instruments unless otherwise specified shall be accurate to ± 2 % of the pass/fail level of the charac-teristic being measured. For each o

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