Riot Helmet Testing

webflametesting-1As the name suggests, riot helmets are worn in the extreme hostile environment of crowd control. An officer may be exposed to any thrown object imaginable as well as sticks, punches, kicks, caustic liquids and flaming Molotov cocktails. In the corrections environment there may include all of the above with the addition of bodily fluids and blunt threats during hostile prisoner cell extractions.


webFaceshield-Deflection-3Biokinetics has participated in the Canadian Standards Association committee for Riot Helmets and Face Shields, and recently developed a revised draft specification for the National Institute of Justice riot helmet standard (2008).

Biokinetics' helmet testing laboratory is fully equipped to test riot helmets to the CAN/CSA Z611 and NIJ 0104 riot helmet standards.