|Document ID (ISN)||68409|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Contract Research Report CRR 91/1996
||Hulme A.J., Mills N.J.
Health and Safety Executive
||The performance of industrial helmets under impact. An assessment of the British Standard BS 5240 Pt.1, 1987
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1996. 69p. Illus. 37 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/crr_pdf/1996/CRR96091.pdf [in English]
||The impact test for industrial safety helmets in British Standard 5240 concerns only vertical impacts onto the crown of the helmet mounted on an immovable headform. Methods of testing helmets in lateral and vertical impacts were devised involving a crash dummy test with a flexible neck of stiffness equivalent to a human neck, and measurement of the rotational acceleration of the head. Overall, the tests showed that the current BS 5240 impact test and its criteria for injury are unrealistic. Provision for side impact tests would lead to improvements in helmet designs.
||United Kingdom; impact testing; safety helmets
||report; comment on standard; tests on models; head protection
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport