IS YOUR HELMET SAFE TO USE IN 2017/18
With the recent announcement from the EU Commission that the European equestrian riding helmet standard EN 1384 will be withdrawn from the Official Journal of the European Union, and with no alternative standard set for immediate release, many people have been left with unanswered questions regarding their riding helmet. It is important to The Mane Dealer to provide clarity and reassurance to our customers.
Firstly, the removal of the standard has occurred because an agreement could not be reached on updating the base European standard, and NOT because it is deemed an unsafe standard.
The EN 1384 has successfully served the needs of riders since its introduction in 1996. Before the introduction of EN 1384, surveys consistently showed that 33% of all equestrian injuries were to the head and face. A repeat study conducted after the introduction of EN 1384 by Dr Michael Whitlock, consultant in emergency medicine in Surrey, showed the figure to be 15%. It also showed that 90% of riders were wearing an approved-standard hat; this figure (confirmed by other studies) has been constant at 15% in the past 5 to 10 years. Isolated head injuries are now fewer and might even be lower than figures show because many head injuries now do not need to get hospital treatment as a result of the hat ‘working’, although they might still have concussion.
A statement from BETA has confirmed that hats certified to this standard have reduced injuries and saved countless lives. The protection that EN 1384 offers has not changed. When used and fitted correctly, EN1384 hats will continue to be as protective as they have been for the best part of 20 years, since the standard first appeared.
The British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) there is no need for change for riders who wear EN1384 but do not compete
Hats manufactured and purchased before the change may continue to be used for general riding until the hat needs replacing.
When a replacement standard is released, we will ensure that all our riding helmets will be compliant under the new standard.
Please check with your society or association for their current hat regulations.
PLEASE NOTE SOME SALE HATS ARE IN IMPERFECT BOXES THIS IN NO WAY AFFECTS THE QUALITY OR SAFETY OF THE HAT INSIDE.
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