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Thu 31st Aug 2017

2018 Helmet Regulations

The HPA releases new information

After much extended speculation, the HPA has made the decision to amend helmet regulations for the sport of polo and has produced a list of helmets that comply with the safety ruling. The official statement from the HPA is below:  

“From 01 January 2018, helmets must be type approved to the standard PAS015:2011 with CE mark (type approval must be performed by a UK headquartered Noted Body for Personal Protective Equipment), SNELL E2001, VG1 01.040 2014-12, or UTAC/CRITT 04/2015.
Casablanca will be introducing a new helmet called the “NEU” which meets PAS015:2011 with a target launch date of 1st November. La Martina are also bringing out a new helmet (no name released) and testing procedures are to be conducted at the end of September. Falcon have decided not to certify their helmet.
Please note, there is a new standard, BSEN1384:2017 which has just been published. Our policy is to follow the BHA helmet standards.”
 
The HPA has provided this link to view the BHA Helmet Regulations
 
The HPA list of approved helmets 29.08.17:
 
 
Manufacturer Model Standard
Charles Owen Palermo Polo PAS015:2011 and VG1 01.040-2014
Charles Owen Polo Edition PAS015:2011 and VG1 01.040-2014
Charles Owen Young Rider Polo PAS015:2011 and VG1 01.040-2014
Armis Armis PAS015:2011, ASTM (Pending), VG1 01.040-2014 and Certified with MIPS
GPA Speed Air / Polo X2 UTAC/CRITT 04/2015 and VG1 01.040-2014
Instinct Polo TBC PAS015:2011 
     

 Awaiting Approval

Casablanca NEU TBC
La Martina TBC TBC

 

Photograph: The approved polo helmet must have a retention system harness and be made in line with the updated standards. Courtesy of the HPA

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