AS/NZS 2063: THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATION

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Each country has their own standards. Nevertheless, looking at the differences and communalities among these standards, we found that the following steps are applicable to all standards, in terms of testing cycle helmets:

First, the helmet is positioned on a reversed headform (upside down)

The helmet is then made to fall on an anvil

The fall distance varies from standard to standard, between 3.3 to 6.6 feet (1 to 2 metres)

In order for this Australian and New Zealand test to be passed, the accelerometer inside the headform must register less than 200 g for 3 milliseconds, and less than 150g for 6 milliseconds; a g-force, is a measurement of the type of acceleration that causes a perception of weight.

AS/NZS 2063: The Australian and New Zealand Certification Standard for Cycle Helmets

The standard applies to both adults and children.

The certification requirements look at the following elements:

Construction and components: each helmet must have three essential characteristics:

To be able to absorb impact energy

To be able to distribute load

To have a retention system

Retention system: it has to meet the following requirements:

A strap which should be worn under the lower jaw

When the straps are well secured, the retaining system is marked by a tension between all fixing points

Any strap which touches the throat cannot be less than 15mm wide

Irregularities or ridges:

the helmet cannot have any irregularities on the outside (except for the ventilation holes) that are more than 5 mm in height, compared to the general external surface

the helmet cannot have any irregularities on the inside (which could cause injuries)

Materials: the helmet should be built with suitable materials

Ventilation: the helmet should cater for appropriate ventilation, in order to move the heat from the head to the outside.

The Australian and New Zealand cycle helmet certification standards is one of the few ones out there which takes into consideration the fact that children’s heads are lighter. Therefore, there is a recommendation for the kids’ helmets to not exceed 300 grams in weight.

AS/NZS 2063 Testing Standards

The table below shows the tests performed for AS/NZS 2063.

AS/NZS 2063

Country of Origin Australia and New Zealand

Status Published 1996

Anvils Flat

Drop apparatus Twin wire drop rig

Impact velocity, energy o drop height- flat anvil 1.451.80 m.

Drop height- other anvils

Impact energy criteria < 300g, < 200 g for 3 ms, < 150g for 6 ms

Roll-off test Yes

Retention system strength Force applied statically

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