Change to safety standards of equestrian helmets
December 5, 2014
The European Commission has advised EU countries that the standard for helmets for horse riding (and equestrian activities) EN 1384:2012 is no longer a harmonised standard under the Directive 89/686/EEC on Personal Protective Equipment.
This means that the standard EN 1384:2012 can no longer be used to support CE marking of helmets by manufacturers. You should note that helmets marked with reference to the standard EN 1384:2012 only, do not provide an adequate level of safety.
If you are buying helmets, you should check to ensure that they are manufactured to higher standards than EN 1384:2012. Any helmets in use should be checked to make sure that they also meet higher standards than EN 1384:2012.
Queries related to occupational/professional use should be raised with the Health and Safety Authority. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to EU Commission Decision:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1415880618820&uri=CELEX:32014D0714Return to News