Other Protection for Cricketers
The following standards apply for all cricket protective equipment, other than cricket helmets.
- BS 6183-1 2000 Protective Equipment for Cricketers
- BS 6183-2 2000 Protective Equipment for Cricketers – genital protectors
- BS 6183-3 2000 Protective Equipment for Cricketers – leg, thigh, arm, chest protectors
- BS 6183-4 2000 Protective Equipment for Cricketers – batting gloves
The Testing and Certification of C&D® products to the above standards has been given to
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When asked which BS 6183 product testing would be the hardest to pass, (even though they do not indulge in speculation, advice or comment) in SATRA’s opinion the genital protector standard, technically, appears the most difficult to attain. That is the one we have tried first.
Cricket is a strange environment where everyone recognises the sensible option is to wear protective equipment. Even now, in this increasingly litigious time, cricketers are wearing equipment that has not been tested, or it is so old it should have been replaced by now.
There are standards, as above, governing the testing of that protective equipment for cricket, but the major brands appear reluctant to test and certificate to those standards. It may be that they consider them too rigorous or unnecessary, or have other objections and might want to change the standards to make it easier to pass?
Testing and Certification is an expensive and slow process. Each product that is different should be tested and, over a brand’s product range, the cost could be considered prohibitive.
At least three cricket brands, including C&D™, have wholly embraced the need to validate personal protective equipment requirements and specifications and have embarked on that path, and we are all having some success. We will happily display brands that successfully test and certify product to BS 6183 standard and the PPE Regulations.
The other two have already completed successful testing and certification of Leg Guards and Batting Gloves to BS 6183.
Congratulations to Chase Cricket (Chase Brand) and Stanford (SF Brand).
The time is looming that in 2023 retailers will be legally obliged not to sell personal protective equipment that has not been tested and certificated.