Updated hat rules 2023

 Mon, 30th Jan, 2023

Hat Rules for 2023

Athletes please be aware that new hat standards for 2023 are outlined below.

Note that PAS015 (1998) and SNELL2001 are no longer acceptable. Protective headgear must be worn at all times whilst mounted .

§ Protective headgear must meet one of the following standards:


§ All PAS 015 (2011) *

§ VG1 01.040 2014-12 *

* with BSI Kitemark or Inspec IC Mark

Protective headgear carrying a CE Mark including products referencing the VG1 performance specification but excluding products referring exclusively to the EN1384:2012 unless it is shown in conjunction with another accepted standard from the present list


§ American ASTM F1163: 2004a and subsequent updates

§ American Snell 2016 (Snell combines a standard with subsequent quality testing, therefore no additional quality testing mark is required)

Australian & New Zealand

§ All AS/NZS 3838 (2006 and any subsequent updates)

The CE mark on its own IS NOT ACCEPTABLE