Helmets and Headgear

HP White provides ballistic and non-ballistic testing services for most types of head protection including: Equestrian, Fire, Hockey, Law Enforcement, Industrial Hardhats, Military, Football, Baseball, Bull Riding, and Lacrosse.

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Our broad scope of accreditation provides manufacturers with a single source for compliance testing in accordance with many internationally recognized standards, as well as, military product descriptions (GLPD) and test operating procedures (MIL, TOP). HP White provides independent testing services in support of R&D or safety certification per NOCSAE, ASTM, DOT, ANSI, CSA, NIJ, and NFPA standards. Common tests include many variations on impact attenuation, penetration resistance, design review, and retention resistance. To evaluate suitability for use in a broad range of environments HP White also provides altitude, ozone, extreme temperature, humidity, water absorption, salt-fog, and more. For ballistic testing of helmets, visit our ballistic testing for helmets page

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  • NOCSAE drop tower
  • 6 monorail drop towers
  • Air cannon capable of shooting: lacrosse, baseball, softballs, and hockey pucks up to 140 mph
  • Static and dynamic retention equipment
  • Low velocity air cannon
  • Convective, altitude, radiant and environmental extreme chambers

Standards and Test Methods:

  • ASTM F513, F1045, F1587, F1163, F2040
  • CSA Z94.1
  • ANSI Z89.1
  • 16 CFR Part 1203
  • NFPA 1971, 1951,1977
  • NOCSAE DOC ND022, Standard Performance Specification for Newly manufactured Baseball/Softball Batter’s Helmets
  • NOCSAE DOC ND024, Standard Performance Specification for Newly manufactured Catchers Helmets with Faceguard
  • NOCSAE DOC ND072, Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Baseball/Softball Batter’s Helmet Mounted Face Protector
  • NOCSAE DOC ND002, Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Football Helmets
  • NOCSAE DOC ND090, Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Soccer Shin Guards
  • NOCSAE DOC ND027, Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Youth Baseballs
  • NOCSAE DOC ND029, Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Baseball/Softball Fielder’s Headgear
  • NOCSAE DOC ND041, Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Lacrosse Helmets with Faceguards
  • NOCSAE DOC ND045, Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Lacrosse Face Protectors
  • NOCSAE DOC ND050, Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Polo Helmets
  • NOCSAE DOC ND019, Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Football Players Gloves
  • NOCSAE DOC ND030, Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Hockey Helmets
  • NOCSAE DOC ND035, Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Hockey Face Protectors
  • NOCSAE DOC ND049, Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Lacrosse Balls
  • NOCSAE DOC ND087, Standard Performance Specification for Newly Manufactured Football Faceguards
  • NOCSAE DOC.ND055, Standard Performance Specification for Helmet Mounted Polo Eye Protection