Equipment Safety Helmet
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Helmets must be Canadian Standards Association (CSA) certified, with a sticker indicating the approval.
Helmets are generally measured in junior or senior sizing and may be found in head sizes from 6 and 1/8th to 8 and 1/8th or in group sizing from XS to XL. Choose a size that fits snugly on the head, yet allows room for adjustments for final fitting.
Using the adjusting mechanisms, (which differ from model to model), adjust the helmets to fit so that when shaking the head from side to side and back and forth, the helmet does not move and does not cause discomfort. The front of the helmet should fall just above the eyebrows. Adjust the chin strap so that it is snug to the chin in order to provide proper protection.
Ear guards are a standard component of most helmets and must stay on in order to maintain CSA certification. A helmet with a break or crack in the outer shell must be replaced immediately.
Do regular maintenance on the exterior and interior of your helmet by checking that screws are secure and in place. Helmets should never be painted, have additional holes drilled into them or side straps removed, as this may weaken the structure and voids the CSA certification. To check the inside padding, press your fingers into the padding. If the padding retains its original shape the helmet is maintaining its protective quality; however if the padding breaks or cracks, then it is time to replace the helmet.