The standards

Europe

logo_ceGPA helmets are certified CE VG1 01.040 2014.12 and certified by expert notified body CRITT SPORT LOISIRS according EN1384-2017 standard project.


USA

logo_astmGPA helmets are certified ASTM F1163-15, american standard, and SEI approved (quality label)


 



The Approval Tests

In order to obtain full official certification, the GPA helmets must successively undergo a series of tests. Explanations :


Objective : to verify the even distribution of the shockwave in order to limit the risks of traumatism.

The GPA response : the helmet’s outer shell absorbs and distributes the impact of the shockwave around the inner lining of the helmet


Objective :to verify that a sharp object will not pierce the helmet

The GPA response the helmet’s outer shell ensures the maximum of resistance thanks to the use of highly resistant materials (e.g. carbon is 11 times more solid than steel). The inner shell lining also plays a role in absorbing the shockwave. Metal grids protects ventilation apertures.


Objective : to verify that the helmet stays on in the event of a fall and that the harness strap system is not too long.

The GPA response the helmet’s harness strap system is anchored by 4 rivets and uses a self-locking buckle (Dual-Lock).


Objective : to verify the flexibility of the visor to prevent nasal fracture in the event of a fall

The GPA response the visors of the helmets are flexible, and some models even propose a visor that will detach in a fall

The GPA requirements are so demanding that the results of the helmet tests are on average 20% higher than the results recommended by the standard.
GPA also has regular production tests carried out thanks to our internal tests laboratory to ensure your optimum safety.



GPA specific features

The specific technical feature of the GPA helmets is the creation of 3 outer shell sizes and 6 different sizes of inner head liners to ensure the helmet’s best «retention» and a level of comfort adapted to each head size.
In order to best meet the safety requirements, GPA has not hesitated to invest in research and development and has chosen the best manufacturers of materials. By relying only on quality brands recognised for their performance, GPA thus guarantees that its products are based on the highest level of research and cutting-edge technology.