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Posted by National Admin on 22/05/2019.
The Body Protector rule has been revised and now states that body protectors must be to the EN13158 or BETA Level 3 standard
Stephen Mowbray

Important Update to Body Protector Standards.

The original announcement of the rules change regarding PPE stated that body protectors must be to the EN13158 standard.

For clarification, this rule has been revised and now states that body protectors must be to the EN13158 or BETA Level 3 standard. This standard offers the highest level of body protection within the standard.

The revised rule is as below.

EA apologises for any confusion caused.

538.1.1 Cross-Country Body Protector

Body protectors are compulsory for Cross-Country. A body protector manufactured after 2009 and labelled as complying to one of the following standards is mandatory:

EN13158:2009 Level 3

BETA 2009 Level 3

EN13158:2018 Level 3

BETA 2018 Level 3

Effective 1 January 2020 (Previously 1 July 2019)

A grace period of six months for body protectors only (helmet rules are still effective July 1 2019) will mean that the rule will become effective Jan 1 2020.

Read the Original Announcement Here

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