ASTM International - ASTM F1937-04(2010)
Standard Specification for Body Protectors Used in Horse Sports and Horseback Riding
|Publication Date:||1 May 2010|
|ICS Code (Protective clothing):||13.340.10|
1.1 This specification covers minimum performance criteria and describes test methods for body protectors for use in horse sports and horseback riding.
1.2 It is not the intention of this specification to bar from consideration materials of improved quality or performance not known at the time of development of this specification.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
This specification covers the design and minimum performance criteria, and associated test methods (including apparatus required for) for body protectors used in horse sports and horseback riding.... View More
This specification covers the design and minimum performance criteria, and associated test methods (including apparatus required for) for body protectors used in horse sports and horseback riding. The body protectors shall meet specified requirements for the material used, protector assembly, extent and form of protective material, attachments, and dimension, sizing, and body coverage. The testing procedures that the body protectors shall go through are shock attenuation test, penetration and deformation test, impact sites test, padding separation test, and closure test. Prior to testing, each body protector should be conditioned in accordance to ambient temperature, low temperature, high temperature, and water immersion.View Less