Two-wheeler security gear producer, Steelbird Hello-Tech has rolled out its new vary of helmets that meet the brand new BIS normal. The corporate claims it is the primary helmet maker to obtain the certifications and approvals for its merchandise and amenities to satisfy the brand new helmet requirements. The IS 4151 :2015 will likely be necessary for brand new helmets from January 15, 2019, and can substitute the present IS 4151 :1993 normal. The brand new helmet requirements are meant to enhance security ranges and curb poor high quality helmet gross sales.
Below the brand new tips set by the Ministry of Transport, the brand new helmets that meet rules have to endure quite a lot of assessments which have been up to date. This contains the affect absorption take a look at, which has been modified with variety of further affect factors, use of kerbs stone anvil and extra. The helmet security testing process additionally features a new entrance affect take a look at underneath varied situations of temperature and humidity, which assist stimulate the abrasion of the helmet throughout an accident and the effectiveness of the retention system. There can even be an extra micro-slip take a look at and abrasion take a look at for the chin strip. As well as, the retention system’s fast launch mechanism can even be examined.
Below the brand new requirements, helmet producers have to work on 4 components of the helmets together with the shell, Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), chin straps and the visor. Moreover, helmets not complying with the brand new ISI rules will likely be handled as an offense. That stated, helmets assembly the brand new norms usually are not meant for prime velocity aggressive occasions. The brand new BIS normal specifies helmets of the sizes 500 mm, 520 mm, 540 mm, 560 mm, 570 mm, 580 mm, 600 mm and 620 mm to match the top kinds.
Commenting on the brand new improvement, Steelbird Managing Director, Rajeev Kapur stated, “The brand new two-wheeler helmets underneath the necessary certification regime are lighter and airier nonetheless going by way of the strident high quality checks. Steelbird has an put in capability to provide 22,000 Helmets per day and all of the helmets will likely be assembly the brand new ISI requirements. The deadline to implement the brand new normal is 15 January 2019 and at Steelbird we’re prepared as of in the present day to launch merchandise which can meet the IS 4151:2015 normal.”
Steelbird produces over 60 fashions of helmets over three completely different sizes every. In response to the corporate, over 180 helmets have been tried and examined to satisfy the brand new requirements.