Bicycle helmet standard - new test adopted
Thank you to Giant Australia and Sheppard Australia for supporting the industry in developing the next Australia bicycle helmet standard.
Without the leadership of Brett Mallaby of Sheppard and support of Ben Johnson of Giant, the industry would have been left with an unworkable standard, limiting the capacity of the industry to sell a range of helmets.
The most recent Standards Australia meeting concluded that the new Dynamic Stability Test will feature a 45deg pass requirement. This is a a change to the European standard which features the same test but requires a result which is 'if the helmet remains on the headform - it passes'.
Sheppard and Giant provided sample helmets for trial testing to assist in the testing process.
It is expected that the standard will be adopted by the end of the year.
The final draft will be made available to members.