ASTM International - ASTM E3003-20

Standard Practice for Body Armor Wearer Measurement and Fitting of Armor

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 August 2020
Status: active
Page Count: 17
ICS Code (Protective clothing): 13.340.10
significance And Use:

4.1 Properly sized and fitted body armor enhances the safety and performance of the wearer by providing protection while not restricting movement. Having body armor that fits well begins with... View More

scope:

1.1 This practice provides measurement and fit guidance for soft ballistic-resistant or stab-resistant body armor, or both, covering the torso. Proper measurement of the wearer and fitting of armor to that individual are necessary to obtain sufficient coverage of the torso and vital organs while allowing the full range of motion required for officer operations.

1.2 This practice is primarily directed toward law enforcement and corrections officers and addresses measurements for and fit of concealable (normal duty) body armor worn under or over the uniform for both male and female wearers. This practice addresses only body armor composed of front and back protective panels contained within a carrier that positions and holds the panels on the torso.

1.3 This practice can be used to train individuals on proper measurement techniques and to train wearers on proper fitting of body armor.

1.4 Measurement guidance is provided in Section 5 of this practice.

1.5 Guidance for use of a tape measure is provided in Section 6 of this practice.

1.6 Guidance for use of sizing vests is provided in Section 7 of this practice.

1.7 A personal armor fit assessment is provided in Section 8 for use by wearers.

1.8 Units-English units are specified in this practice to be consistent with measurement units used in the United States body armor community. Approximate values in SI units are given in parentheses.

1.9 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.10 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Document History

ASTM E3003-20
August 1, 2020
Standard Practice for Body Armor Wearer Measurement and Fitting of Armor
1.1 This practice provides measurement and fit guidance for soft ballistic-resistant or stab-resistant body armor, or both, covering the torso. Proper measurement of the wearer and fitting of armor...
December 1, 2015
Standard Practice for Body Armor Wearer Measurement and Fitting of Armor
1.1 This practice provides measurement and fit guidance for soft ballistic-resistant or stab-resistant body armor, or both, covering the torso. Proper measurement of the wearer and fitting of armor...
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