Installation Guide for Frontal Head Restraints
The FIA has released documentation with guidelines for the use of Frontal Head Restraints (FHR). If you compete with a FHR, it is important to ensure you correctly wear the device to ensure your safety in the event of an incident.
A Frontal Head Restraint restrains the driver’s head relative to their torso during a frontal or angled-frontal impact thereby, reducing the loads to the head and neck.
There are different types of FHR systems approved, these include the HANS®, HYBRID and HYBRID PRO devices.
These documents aim to give some basic guidelines on the aspects to take into account when selecting and using a HANS®/HYBRID or HYBRID PRO for racing competitions. These guidelines apply to HANS®/HYBRID or HYBRID PRO approved according to FIA Standards 8858-2002 and 8858-2010 that are included in Technical List n°29 available in the FIA web site www.fia.com under the homologations section.