Certification of speed pedelec helmets now possible

13-12-2016 Following the publication of a standard for fast electric bicycles (speed pedelecs, S-EPAC's), NTA 8776, it is now possible to certify speed pedelec helmets to this standard.

In cooperation with an expert group NEN has developed the certification scheme NCS 8776 in which requirements for certification bodies (CB's) are written down to certify to NTA 8776. The CB's, the Belgian Road Safety Institute (BRSI) in Brussels, Belgium and Telefication, in Zevenaar, the Netherlands have made a license agreement with NEN to certify to NCS 8776.

Mark approval

As from now, helmet manufacturers can contact one of the above mentioned CB's to certify speed pedelec helmets. After a successful conformity assessment, the manufacturers achieve a certificate and can attach the accompanying mark of approval to the helmet. To be allowed on the Dutch market an attached mark of approval, as described in NTA 8776 Annex B, is mandatory.

Expert group

The expert group that has developed NCS 8776 consists of: ABUS, Accell Group, BBB Cycling, Belgian Road Safety Institute, Bell Sports, CONEBI, Gazelle, KASK, MET Helmets, Pon, RAI Vereniging, Riese & Müller, TASS International, Telefication and TNO.

Availability

NTA 8776 and NCS 8776 are freely available for perusal. To view NTA 8776 register freely at NEN Connect. NTA 8766 is also available for purchase in the web shop.

More information

For questions or more information about certification www.nen.nl/speedpedelec.

For questions about NTA 8776 and/or NCS 8776 please contact Robby Veders, Consultant Industry and Safety, telephone No. 0031 15 2 690 1380 or e-mail iv@nen.nl.

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