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New advices on dressage rules after the review of the UK dressage rules
Removal of the norm has no effect on riding hats already on the open air markets. As soon as a cap has been produced according to a certain quality level, it no longer becomes "atypical" after being withdrawn and can still be used. When the rider has an EN 1384 approved cap, he may use it unless otherwise specified in the contest regulations.
At the moment the current norm DE1384 is being revised. Part of the reason for the retreat is that the European working group on the Hutnorm has failed to agree on this long overdue revision and that the Commission has taken this dramatic break. It is still not clear when the definitive text of the EN 1384 revised text will be released.
A preliminary specifications has been prepared by a group of EU inspection agencies and designated entities (VG1), known as "VG1", which is also affixed to the hats. The hats are currently being tried and will be on the shelves in the near term. From now on, CE-marked riding hats must be successfully inspected and approved according to an alternate specifications in order to be CE-approved.
Organizations can select which they use and incorporate the new UG1 spec, the updated European EN 1384 after its release, PAS015 or Snell. EN 1384 and thus the BSEN 1384 standards have proven to be a favourite European norm and have protected many drivers from injuries to the or deaths.
That means that the manufacturer must recertify their (BS)EN1384 hats earlier than expected according to the reworked specifications. With these recent changes, the UK equestrian federations and events will review their own dress codes for the game. The reference to EN1384 has an effect on hats that only comply with this norm.
If hats are double marked (i.e. (BS) EN1384 with another norm such as Snell or PAS 015), then the cap is still legally competitive. EN1384 has successfully met the needs of drivers since its implementation in 1996. After the EN1384 was introduced, a repeated survey carried out by Dr. Michael Whitlock, Surrey's specialist in emergency medicine, showed a value of 15%.
We also found that 90% of the drivers wore an accepted off-the-shelf cap. Removing the norm from the journal removes the assumption of compliance for the purpose of the PPE guideline, which means that enterprises producing riding hats cannot use (BS)EN1384 as a CE certificate ref.
You must either create your own standards, refer to another accepted standards (e.g. PAS015) or use the new specifications (VG1) until the review of (BS)EN1384 is over. It is composed of members from all over Europe, among them horse riding federations, appointed entities and manufacturer reps. Below you will find a complete listing of the latest regulations and their positions on EN 1344-.
BS-EN1384 hats allowed for 2015, but not after. Hats will be rebranded in 2016, and no hats manufactured exclusively to (BS)EN1384 will be labelled or approved for use. Jockey skulls are the only ones allowed on Cross Country. Equestrian clubs - UK riding clubs will allow (BS)EN1384 hats in 2015, but not after.
In 2016, all hats will be labelled with yellow labels, but at this state no hats manufactured exclusively to (BS)EN1384 will be marked or approved for use. In all other cases, the hats must comply with the following standards: The Pony Club - allows (BS)EN1384 hats in 2015 but not after. The full detail of the updated hat tagging process will soon be passed on to members and volunteers.
In all other cases, the hats must comply with the following standards: UK Training - has recently updated its BS/EN 1384 regulations. BS/EN1384 hats will also be approved for use in UK tests in 2015 and 2016. BS/EN1384 will be removed from the official approved listing as of January 1, 2017.
BS/EN1384 will remain valid until at least January 2017, but may be renewed subject to the release of the new harmonized EU norm, the date of which has not yet been set. The BD advises members to keep their hats up to date while meeting one of the latest safety requirements.
The general rules are: as an exemption from this regulation, only the categories Advance to Grand Prix are allowed. Hats must comply with one of the following norms; or a new norm that complies with or surpasses these norms must be used. Helmet that require a shielded canopy.
BS1384 hats in 2015, but not after. As of 1.1. 2016, hats manufactured exclusively in accordance with (BS)EN1384 may no longer be used in BHS-approved centres. The RDA - Have also reviewed their new rules so that they now reflect the BD rules and allow BS/EN1384 to run through until the end of 2016 in supplement to the other BD approved ones as mentioned above.
There are many that specify the "current EU standard" and must therefore be reviewed taking into consideration the revision of EN 1384. EN 1384:2012 and PAS015:2011 are both acceptable. As of January 1, 2017, the BHA regulations no longer permit EN 1384. The PAS015:2011 is therefore currently the only skullcap currently available that is approved after January 1, 2017.
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