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Motorcycle PPE testing and certification webinar

Announcing a new online event investigating the issues faced by companies wishing to bring such products to the European market.

SATRA has organised the first of a series of webinars on the testing and certification of motorcycle clothing. This event, which will be held on Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 10:00 GMT, is for manufacturers and suppliers of motorcyclists’ personal protective equipment (PPE) who are new to the European certification and testing process.

Motorcyclists’ clothing which is designed to provide protection to the wearer against injury during an accident and that is intended for sale in the EU is covered by the recently-published European Regulation on PPE, and must be certified before it can be placed on the market.

The webinar will give an overview of the certification process and will cover the existing EN 13595 series of standards for jackets, trousers and suits for professional wearers and the FprEN 17092 series of standards, which is currently in the final stages of development. The webinar will include videos of key tests being undertaken in order to demonstrate the difference between the methods and the standards. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of SATRA’s experts.

New test equipment at SATRA

SATRA has expanded its capability to test protective clothing for motorcycle riders by investing in a new machine to establish impact abrasion resistance in accordance with the ‘Darmstadt’ method. This method is in the draft standard FprEN 17092:2019, which is expected to be published in early 2020.

SATRA also operates a ‘Cambridge’ machine and the use of this equipment is included in the EN 13595 standards. This test is often used by brand owners and suppliers for the research and development of motorcyclists’ protective clothing. With both machines, SATRA is well equipped to serve every need of companies intending to bring modern motorcyclists’ PPE to market.

Please click here for an in-depth consideration of the testing and certification of motorcyclists’ PPE.

How can we help?

Please email ppe@satra.com to book your place on the webinar.

Publishing Data

This article was originally published on page 6 of the October 2019 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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