Hat Standards 2023
From 1 January 2023, the following headgear PAS 015 1998 and SNELL 2001 are no longer accepted in Riding/Livery/Facility Centres. This complies with international standards.
Protective headgear is mandatory at all times when mounted in Riding Centre. Protective Headgear must be properly fastened at all times when mounted.
- All PAS 015 (2011) *
- VG1 01.040 2014-12 *
* with BSI Kitemark or Inspec IC Mark
Protective headgear carrying a CE Mark including products referencing the VG1 performance specification but excluding products referring exclusively to the EN1384:2012 unless it is shown in conjunction with another accepted standard from the present list.
- American ASTM F1163: 2004a and subsequent updates
- American Snell 2016 (Snell combines a standard with subsequent quality testing, therefore no additional quality testing mark is required
Australian or New Zealand:
- All AS/NZS 3838 (2006 and any subsequent updates)
N.B. The CE Mark on its own is not acceptable.
Riders are strongly recommended to check their headgear regularly (especially after a fall) and to replace if damaged.