HANS / Neck restraints

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HANS / Neck restraints

Post by jshiloff » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:20 pm

I just talked with Scott Schmidt (SCCA Road Racing Tech Assistant) who said that if your HANS Device has a 38.1 sticker on it . It is good until further notice..
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Re: HANS / Neck restraints

Post by BT Racing » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:48 pm

Thank you Jerry!

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Re: HANS / Neck restraints

Post by 924RACR » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:55 am

Thanks!!
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Re: HANS / Neck restraints

Post by Racing Stuff » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:19 am

Isn't that what I said ?
The only group that I know who has been difficult is SVRA
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Re: HANS / Neck restraints

Post by ralong2 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:21 pm

Jerry,
Thanks for looking into this but I am concerned why the SCCA is not honoring the SFI 38.1 requirement of Head and Neck restraint certification every 5 years. Could there be confusion regarding replacement of the device vs. inspection and replacement of the tethers?

The GCR states "The use of a head and neck restraint system that has been certified in accordance with SFI 38.1 or FIA 8858-2002 or 8858-
2010 is required; an SFI 38.1 or FIA 8858-2002 or 8858-2010 label must be properly affixed to
the device."

To be a certified head and neck device, SFI states:

https://www.sfifoundation.com/wp-conten ... 031615.pdf

"2.7 Effective January 1, 2012, Head and Neck Restraint Systems shall be
inspected for recertification every five years after the date of original
certification. Product inspection, maintenance, and/or replacement
procedure is per individual manufacturer. Inspection must be done by the
original manufacturer only, and not their authorized resellers or dealers.
When a unit is determined by the manufacturer to be acceptable for
continued service and in compliance with the current version of the
specification, the original manufacturer shall place on the product a new SFI
38.1 conformance label marked with the inspection date...

The whole device does not need to be replaced. My expired Hans only needed inspection and new tethers for a new cert. Cost me $40.00 plus shipping and I can present my Hans to any racing organization. Even if the SCCA is disregarding the SFI statement or you have an FIA sticker, I would strongly encourage all members to replace their tethers every five years with your belts. Probably more critical than the belts. You definitely won't survive a Hans tether failure. If you wouldn't race with expired belts, why would you race with expired tethers?

http://hansdevice.com/Home.html Follow the re certify links.

Sorry about the rant.

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Re: HANS / Neck restraints

Post by 924RACR » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:39 am

Very long saga behind this, but boils down to - SFI is there to generate money, to protect its members (which are the safety gear manufacturers) - not racers.

Even the FIA knows they don't need recert unless "used."

Notice how SFI belts only last 3 years? Which is good, they can price themselves out of the business when we all buy FIA belts for the cost-savings. Anyway, just happy to have SCCA not bowing down to the SFI money-grab...
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Re: HANS / Neck restraints

Post by Racing Stuff » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:57 am

There are other things with dates on them that are not required by SCCA to replace/repair.
Be happy that's the case.
As Vaughan said, SFI is the ("new") name for this group from SEMA (and as I first knew them).
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