TEST CRITERIA NECESSARY FOR CE APPROVAL

For each product category, a European standard defines the precise framework for carrying out tests that are replicable and based on scientific studies of accidentology:


MECHANICAL TESTS


IMPACT :
Test simulating the impact of sliding over paving. A weight is released onto the material and a sensor measures the residual energy.

ABRASION : Test simulating the impact of sliding over paving. The material is brought into contact with a moving abrasive paper strip and a sensor is triggered when the material is completely abraded.

TEARING : Test simulating the clothes tearing during a slide. 2 clamps hold the material and move away from each other. A sensor measures the force required to tear the material.

PERFORATION (Cut) : Test simulating the penetration of a sharp object during a fall. A blade is released and a sensor measures the depth of the perforation.

RUPTURE : The material is affixed to an inflatable pocket which is then filled with water. The sensor measures the water pressure required for a rupture to occur.

SEAM : The seams are tested for tensile strength.


CHEMICAL TESTS

  • Measurement of leather’s pH,
  • Measurement of the lining’s pH levels,
  • Detection of chromium VI,
  • Detection of aromatic amines,
  • Measurement of material colour bleeding,


ERGONOMIC TESTS

  • Adjustment
  • Ergonomics
  • Retention