VIPA Groundsman Body Protector

SKU: vipa-gm
VIPA Groundsman Body Protector
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The VIPA Groundsman Body Protector is designed for people working on the ground around animals/livestock.  Barrier attendants, vets, and staff working with yearlings and stallions use this vest.  * It is not suitable for horse riders *. 
The VIPA Groundsman Body Protector is also designed for people needing personal body protection when working as crowd control, e.g. security guards.
The VIPA Groundsman Body Protector is approved for use by barrier attendants/gate crew throughout the world.
The VIPA Groundsman Body Protector is constructed using Air Mesh, a lightweight material chosen for its strength, that allows for ventilation. The shock absorbing foam is specially designed to absorb impact when needed.  Air holes give extra airflow and ventilation for comfort.
Hand wash in lukewarm water. Add a few drops of mild detergent and gently swirl. Rinse. Hang on a coat hanger in the shade and leave to drip dry. Do not store until completely dry, this may take some time in colder weather.
The VIPA Groundsman Body Protector is available in 15mm thickness and 20mm thickness, the 20mm is by special order.
The VIPA Groundsman Body Protector is available in Black.  Other colours are available as a special order.
Small 85-100cm
Medium 100-115cm
Large 115-130cm
X-Large 130-145cm

Sizing charts are a guide

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VIPA Body Protectors are sold throughout the world and are well received by horse riders.  There are a few different standards used throughout the world for testing body protectors. VIPA Body Protectors are manufactured to the  EN13158: 2009standard and are tested to meet the highest safety requirements for the different disciplines for which they serve.  The EN13158: 2009 Standard provides the technical specification for equestrian body protectors, setting the level of shock absorption required to be offered and controlling the area of the body that must be covered by the protector.
There are three levels of protection to cater for different activities and users.  The highest Level 3 is tested at the highest energy impacts.  The materials used to absorb impact thereby lessening or reducing the injury.  The differences between the three levels are due to the differing thicknesses of the foam used.
VIPA Body Protectors – VIPAVIPA IVIPA II (Harness and Carriage Drivers Only) and VIPA III are all tested and conform to the EN13158: 2009 Standard.   The VIPA Body Protectors are annually re-tested to ensure long-term consistency in the quality of the manufacturer and of the shock absorbing foam used in the construction of the body protectors.
No body protector can prevent serious injury in serious accidents, but a body protector can improve your chances of staying safe and reducing the severity of injuries by making the right choice. Injuries will not be prevented involving a severe extension, flexion, torsion or crushing of the body.  Spinal protection is not provided.
A frequent visual inspection should be made for signs of wear, especially after accidents or injury.  This may cause cell damage of the foam, obvious signs of which would be reduced thickness or a change of the feel of the foam.  The garment should be replaced if you are in any doubt.  Otherwise, under normal conditions, it is recommended that your VIPA Body Protector is replaced every 3 - 4 years.