EC PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) REGULATION 2016/425
MOTOGIRL products conform to the technical specification “FprEN 17092-3:2019 – Protective garments for motorcycle riders (February 2019)” which have been deemed to satisfy the Basic Health and Safety requirements of the PPE Regulation 2016/425.
EU type examination has been conducted and certification issued by SATRA Technology Europe Ltd, Bracetown Business Park Clonee, D15 YN2P, Ireland (Notified body 2777).
Performance levels defined into five classifications, these are:
Class AAA garments – The highest level of protection, against the highest level of risks. Some common examples are: one-piece or two-piece suits. These garments are likely to have severe and limiting ergonomic, weight and thermal penalties.
Class AA garments – The second highest level of protection, against the risks of the greatest diversity of riding activities. Some common examples are: garments designed to be worn by themselves or to be worn over other clothing. These garments are expected to have lower ergonomic and weight penalties than Class AAA garments
Class A garments – The third highest level of protection. Some common examples are: garments, designed to be worn by them self or to be worn over other clothing by riders in extremely hot environments. Class A garments are expected to have the least ergonomic and weight penalties.
Class B garments – This class is for specialized garments, designed to provide the equivalent abrasion protection of Class A garments but without the inclusion of impact protectors. Some common examples are: modular garments suitable to be combined with other garments providing impact protection. Class B garments do not offer impact protection and it is recommended that they be worn with, at least, EN 1621-1 shoulder and elbow impact protectors, in the case of a jacket, or EN 1621-1 knee impact protectors, in the case of trousers, installed in the garment, if it is designed to accept them or in another form, in order to offer complete minimum protection.
Class C garments – This class is for specialized non-shell garments, designed only to hold one or more impact protectors in place, either as an undergarment or as an over-garment. Class C garments are designed to provide impact protection for areas covered by the impact protector(s) and they do not offer complete minimum abrasion and impact protection.
Garments are divided into three (3) testing zones and in each zone three (3) main tests are performed on garments. According to the results the garments is allocated a Class (AAA,AA,A,B or C)
The three (3) main tests include:
- Impact Abrasion Resistance
- Seam Strength
- Tear Strength
Additional tests required depending on garment, for an example leather tests will include:
Determination of pH, Chromium (VI), detection of AZO colorants in dye.
Increasing your safety we use SmoothWays protectors which are CE Approved Level 2 protection.
The hip and knee protectors are yellow coloured, moulded Elastopan impact material. It is designed to reduce impact, high shock absorption and reduce the severity of injuries in the event of an accident.
MAINTENANCE & SERVICING
You should always check your garment and inspect protectors before you use them. Do not wear worn out or previously damaged garments. We suggest you to replace them. Do not use any modified garments or any modified garments with modified stitching. In case of any doubts, please contact MotoGirl.
Note: Always remove fitted impact protectors before cleaning and refit, following the instructions provided above, after the garment has been allowed to dry.
Turn the garment inside out, remove all protectors. Wash on a gentle, cold cycle and leave to dry flat in the shade. Avoid any bleach products, and drying in the sun, this can cause fading of the garment fabric. Was separately to avoid transfer of colours.
PROTECTION PROVIDED BY THIS GARMENT
This clothing is designed to combat the hazards encountered during normal riding on a motorcycle and when the rider is involved in a road traffic accident. The clothing is designed and constructed so that it should remain in place on the wearer, and reasonably intact on impact with the road surface; thus it should usually prevent any skin contact with the road and therefore minimise mechanical impact injuries to the rider. This clothing cannot provide protection from more serious injuries, although it may assist in reducing the severity of some such injuries.
Whilst certain types and levels of accident protection can be provided by clothing, protection against all hazards is impossible.
Note: The degree of risk or hazard that a motorcyclist will face is closely linked to the type of riding and the nature of the accident. Riders are cautioned to carefully choose motorcyclists’ protective garments that match their riding activity and risks.
USE WITH ADDITIONAL PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
To achieve the maximum available levels of protection in the event of an accident, this garment should be used in conjunction with compatible, correctly fitting items of PPE which give coverage to areas of the body not protected by this garment alone – i.e.: a total PPE package should be used, comprising helmet, gloves, boots; and jacket & trousers or one-piece/two-piece suit.
GARMENTS DESIGNED TO BE WORN WITH THE FOLLOWING, ADDITIONAL PPE:
- Motorcycle safety helmet, with fitted or separate eye protection (relevant standards include: DOT, ECE 22.05 and Snell M2000).
- Jacket made from leather or other materials with equivalent properties (relevant standards include FprEN17092 Parts 1 – 6 :2019 (February 2019), the French Protocol and EN 13595). It is advised that separate jackets and trousers should have sufficient overlap, when the wearer is in the riding position.
- Gloves made of leather or material with equivalent properties, worn inside or outside the cuff of the garment and extending from the wrist joint up the wearer’s arms for a distance of not less than 50mm (relevant standard: EN 13594).