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Technical Information

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HIP's Fall-Safe® protectors use a new technology incorporating a dilatant in a polyurethane foam pad which affords excellent shock absorption and impact protection, with intelligent geometry and product engineering to maximise the potential of the material to meet this requirement. This unique solution has shaped and formed the geometry of the material to focus energy dispersion in critical areas for maximum shock absorption and protection.  


Fall-Safe® hip protectors are certified as non-toxic according to the standard procedures undertaken by Intertek in their laboratories. They are classified as Class III products that do not come into direct contact with the skin, or only have a small part of their surface in contact with the skin. 


Working with our suppliers over a 3-year period, HIP has instituted a programme of continuous product development to integrate improvements in the design derived from the results of independent testing and trials in care homes. This has ensured that the end product is of the highest quality in terms of performance, flexibility and comfort.


You can perform a very simple and effective test yourself. Just take a sample of our product, hold it against the solid (outer) wall of a building with one hand, and punch the centre of the Fall-Safe hip protector as hard as you can with your other fist, and repeat. You will not experience any pain. This punch represents approximately the same force as would be experienced in a fall on your hip. It is not advisable to perform this test on any of our competitors' hip protectors because you may break your hand.


As a result of the combination of new, effective impact absorption technology, stringent quality standards and testing both in-house and in independent test houses around the world, this material has become the leading material for impact absorption products in markets such as motorcycle clothing, sports wear and the military.


What Our Users Are Saying..

Bernadette Taylor
2016-04-26, 10:45
Dear William,

The hip protectors are great and we like the new material in the underpants.

Thanks again, Bernadette
Geoffrey Hampden-Smith
2016-04-26, 10:39
Dear William. Your package arrived very promptly several days ago. Thank you very much. I am wearing the hip protectors while recuperating from a fall - with the prognosis of a month on crutches. They are very, very comfortable and not noticeable under my track suit. Wearing the pants with the protectors gives me the confidence to do more on crutches and I am hoping that this this will accelerate my re-habilitation.

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