BS EN 13781:2012 Protective helmets for drivers and passengers of snowmobiles and bobsleighs

BS EN 13781:2012

Protective helmets for drivers and passengers of snowmobiles and bobsleighs

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : February 2012
Conformity to regulation : Designated



What is this standard about?

BS EN 13781:2012 specifies requirements and test methods to assess the performance of protective helmets for drivers and passengers using snowmobiles and bobsleighs.

Who is this standard for?

  • Product designers
  • Helmet manufacturers
  • Helmet testing and health and safety industries
  • Sport venues
  • Snowmobile and bobsleigh operators and users

Why should you use this standard?

Clearly the wearing of a protective helmet can reduce the risk of injury to the skull and part of the head surrounded by the helmet. The protection given by a helmet depends on the circumstances of the accident and wearing a helmet cannot always prevent death or long-term disability – however a proportion of the energy of an impact is absorbed by a helmet, thereby reducing the force of the blow sustained by the head.

BS EN 13781:2012 provides guidance and the most up-to-date recommendations to achieve the maximum performance of which a helmet is capable. Test methods and performance guidelines also help ensure stability on the head and that a helmet is as closely fitting as possible consistent with comfort.

What’s changed since the last update?

BS EN 13781:2012 has been fully revised by experts to bring it up to date with technological developments and industry best practice.

Standard NumberBS EN 13781:2012
TitleProtective helmets for drivers and passengers of snowmobiles and bobsleighs
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date29 February 2012
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Confirm Date22 November 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 960:2006, ISO 6487, EN 13087-6:2012, EN 352-1, EN 13178
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 13781:2001, 89/686/EEC, EN 967
ReplacesBS EN 13781:2002
International RelationshipsEN 13781:2012
DescriptorsWinter sports equipment, Sports equipment, Headwear, Helmets (protective), Safety devices, Vehicle users helmets, Safety engineering, Protective clothing
Title in FrenchCasques de protection pour conducteurs et passagers de motoneiges et bobsleighs
Title in GermanSchutzhelme für Fahrer und Mitfahrer von Schneemobilen und Bobs
ISBN978 0 580 75030 4
File Size1.004 MB

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