Specifies construction and performance requirements for lightweight protective helmets intended to mitigate the adverse effects of a blow to the head.
This Standard specifies construction requirements and the basic performance requirements for impact energy attenuation, helmet stability, load distribution, strength and effectiveness of the retention system and its attachment points and peripheral vision clearance for lightweight protective helmets intended to mitigate the adverse effects of a blow to the head. Marking requirements are also specified.
Helmets that meet the specification of this Standard may not adequately control hazards and injuries associated with all cycling activities, e.g. BMX and mountain bicycles.
NOTE: A helmet complying with this Standard may incorporate special features designed to suit its use in specific activities.
First published in Australia as part of AS 2063-1977.
Revised and redesignated AS 2063.1-1982.
Second edition 1986.
AS 2063.2 first published 1986.
Second edition 1990.
First published in New Zealand as NZS 5439:1986.
AS 2063.2-1990, NZS 5439:1986, and part of AS 2063.1-1986, jointly revised and redesignated as AS/NZS 2063:1996.
Second edition 2008.