Standard crash tests

Assessments based on standardised crash tests

As an accredited test laboratory we carry out crash tests in accordance with standards. These include:

  • Impact testing of safety barriers (e.g. concrete and steel) in accordance with EN 1317 and MASH
  • Impact testing of support structures for road equipment (e.g. road traffic signs, light poles, traffic light systems, speed measuring devices) in accordance with EN 12767
  • Impact testing of vehicle security barriers (e.g. bollard, barriers, wedges) in accordance with BSI PAS 68, ASTM F2656/F2656M, IWA 14-1

The requirements of a test laboratory correspond in accordance with Article 43 of the Construction Products Regulation.

Quick and flexible

Our large, easily accessible and quickly transformable crash test facility provides for optimal spatial and technical flexibility.

Clear processing of audit reports

We provide comprehensive written and digital documentation of the results, in which all details in a multimedia manner are presented and so easily understandable for all parties and committees involved. The standards-compliant processing of the test data permits the direct further use for the appropriate certification and licensing processes and their successful completion.

Tests based on Standards

We also conduct complex tests and test series in other areas of road, work, or vehicle safety, under strict orientation and compliance of the appropriate norms and standards.

From the examination of vehicle parts, airbags, barriers and crash barriers to load securing and product liability to tests of dynamic driving: we design an individual test procedure for every requirement and provide you with detailed and usable results.

We provide:

Standard tests

Testing of road restraint systems

  • DIN EN 1317-1 (2011-01) - Road restraint systems – Part 1: Terminology and general criteria for test methods
  • DIN EN 1317-2 (2011-01) - Road restraint systems – Part 2: Performance classes, impact test acceptance criteria and test methods for safety barriers including vehicle parapets
  • DIN EN 1317-3 (2011-01) - Road restraint systems – Part 3: Performance classes, impact test acceptance criteria and test methods for crash cushions
  • DIN V ENV 1317-4 (2002-04) - Road restraint systems –Part 4: Performance classes, impact test acceptance criteria and test methods for terminals and transitions of safety barriers
  • DIN EN 1317-5 (2012-06) - Road restraint systems – Part 5: Product requirements and evaluation of confirming for vehicle restraint systems
  • NCHRP Report 350 (1993) - National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • MASH (2009) - Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware only:Longitudinal Barriers, Terminals and Crash Cushions, Truck- and Trailer-Mounted Attenuators and Variable Message Sign and Arrow Board Trailers
  • MASH (2016) - Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware Second Edition only: Longitudinal Barriers, Terminals and Crash Cushions, Truck- and Trailer-Mounted Attenuators and Variable Message Sign and Arrow Board Trailers

Testing of support structures for road equipment

  • DIN EN 12767 (2019-10) - Passive safety of support structures for road equipment – Requirements, classification and test methods
  • MASH (2009) - Manual for Assessing Safety Hardwareonly:Support Structures, Work-Zone Traffic Control Devices, Breakaway Utility Poles, and Longitudinal Channelizers
  • MASH (2016) - Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware Second Editiononly: Support Structures, Work-Zone Traffic Control Devices, Breakaway Utility Poles, and Longitudinal Channelizers

Testing of vehicle security barrier systems

  • BS PAS 68 (2010-01) - Impact test specification for vehicle security barriers
  • BS PAS 68 (2013-08) - Impact test specification for vehicle security barrier systems
  • BSI PAS 170-1 (2017-01) - Vehicle security barriers – Low speed impact testing Part 1: Trolley impact test method for bollards
  • ASTM F 2656-07 (2007) - Standard Test Method for Vehicle Crash Testing of Perimeter Barriers
  • ASTM F2556/F2656M –15 (2015) - Standard Test Method for Crash Testing of Vehicle Security Barriers
  • ASTM F2556/F2656M –18 (2018) - Standard Test Method for Crash Testing of Vehicle Security Barriers
  • ASTM F2556/F2656M –18a (2018) - Standard Test Method for CrashTesting of Vehicle Security Barriers
  • ASTM F2556/F2656M –20 (2020) - Standard Test Method for Crash Testing of Vehicle Security Barriers
  • IWA 14-1 (2013-11) -  Vehicle security barriers - Part 1: Performance requirement, vehicle impact test method and performance rating