Many itmes are dual tagged. All FIA sanctioned products now come with a hologram in addition to the dated tag. Without the hologram the product will not pass tech.

Many itmes are dual tagged. All FIA sanctioned products now come with a hologram in addition to the dated tag. Without the hologram the product will not pass tech.

FIA tags have to be well secured. FIA dictacts where and how each tag is placed. Their new 8858-2018 standard places their tags in positions that can be easily found and read.

FIA tags have to be well secured. FIA dictacts where and how each tag is placed. Their new 8858-2018 standard places their tags in positions that can be easily found and read.

FIA fire suit tags are place and sewn onto the back of the suits collar. The standard the suit was tested to is shown, its compliance and the year of the suits manufacture.  Out of the US, some organizations place limits on the life of the suit. FIA’s new 8856-2018 NOW limits the life of the suit to 10 years.

FIA fire suit tags are place and sewn onto the back of the suits collar. The standard the suit was tested to is shown, its compliance and the year of the suits manufacture. Out of the US, some organizations place limits on the life of the suit. FIA’s new 8856-2018 NOW limits the life of the suit to 10 years.

Tags are place where the SFI and the FIA believe are both visible and durable location. However, look after your tags AND never cut them off - if they are not there you will not pass tech.

Tags are place where the SFI and the FIA believe are both visible and durable location. However, look after your tags AND never cut them off - if they are not there you will not pass tech.

We have found SFI tags to be more subject to wear and tear - especially the SFI socks tag. Check it is still there - if not get a new pair.

We have found SFI tags to be more subject to wear and tear - especially the SFI socks tag. Check it is still there - if not get a new pair.

The SFI suit tags are sewn on to the suits arm - lower left. So it is visible from outside the car. This tag would not pass - it is in the wrong place because is a karting tag.

The SFI suit tags are sewn on to the suits arm - lower left. So it is visible from outside the car. This tag would not pass - it is in the wrong place because is a karting tag.

The all important Harness tags. NOW both FIA and SFI display the harnesses date of expiration. This says 2023 which means it is valid until  December 31st, 2023.   Checkthe dates on all your harnesses belts.  The FIA harnesses have a 5 year duration which can add up to 6 race seasons. The SFI harness have a 2 year duration - why because they still allow the harnesses to be manufacured with nylon. Nylon is know to dramatically lose its elasticity after 2 years.

The all important Harness tags. NOW both FIA and SFI display the harnesses date of expiration. This says 2023 which means it is valid until December 31st, 2023.

Checkthe dates on all your harnesses belts.

The FIA harnesses have a 5 year duration which can add up to 6 race seasons. The SFI harness have a 2 year duration - why because they still allow the harnesses to be manufacured with nylon. Nylon is know to dramatically lose its elasticity after 2 years.

FIA santioned seats have both the information tag and  hologram. Note - the hologram is unique to that seat. Without both your seat will not pass tech.

FIA santioned seats have both the information tag and hologram. Note - the hologram is unique to that seat. Without both your seat will not pass tech.

Frontal Head Restraints (HANS) have their tags placed in various location depending on the design of the device. Usually they are hidden under the padding or on the back and away from areas that could damage the tag.  SFI FHR must be re-certified every 5 years.

Frontal Head Restraints (HANS) have their tags placed in various location depending on the design of the device. Usually they are hidden under the padding or on the back and away from areas that could damage the tag.

SFI FHR must be re-certified every 5 years.

Again the FIA HANS must be presented with hologram. FIA tagged FHR have no expiration date. However, we recommend you re-certify them every 5 years for damage. wear and tear and especially after an accident.

Again the FIA HANS must be presented with hologram. FIA tagged FHR have no expiration date. However, we recommend you re-certify them every 5 years for damage. wear and tear and especially after an accident.

The new SFI harness tags. The month of manufacture is no longer visible, just the certification year. You add 2 years to this date and the harness is good until December 31 of that year.

The new SFI harness tags. The month of manufacture is no longer visible, just the certification year. You add 2 years to this date and the harness is good until December 31 of that year.

The FIA makes its very clear the harnesses expiration date.

The FIA makes its very clear the harnesses expiration date.

The FIA hologram shoe tag have to be placed in identical places. The other tag may be placed in different location.

The FIA hologram shoe tag have to be placed in identical places. The other tag may be placed in different location.

Look after your SFI shoe tags, they can get very dirty and wear.

Look after your SFI shoe tags, they can get very dirty and wear.

FIA 8856-2018 is the latest standard for all fire proctective clothing. BY 2029 all apparel must be manufactured to this standard. Many of our suits already have this label.

FIA 8856-2018 is the latest standard for all fire proctective clothing. BY 2029 all apparel must be manufactured to this standard. Many of our suits already have this label.

Example from the FIA technical publication for protective underwear clearly telling manufactures where to locate the FIA tags.

Example from the FIA technical publication for protective underwear clearly telling manufactures where to locate the FIA tags.