CRITT Sport Loisirs, independent and recognized, aims to promote the development of the sports industry and recreation. It has laboratories authorized to test and certify products within this field, as well as some others in the workplace.


The structure of the interface between research, industry, public institutions and the sports movement's main field of action sports equipment (bikes, skateboards, roller skates, canoes, balloons, ...), the personal protective equipment (helmets, knee pads, gloves, jackets, ...) as well as structures (poles basketball, football goals, handball, ...) or sports floors (tatami mats, flooring, ...), and optical equipment and acoustic

Personal Protection in the workplace (welding goggles, helmets, anti noise, ...) for their certification standards.


CRITT Sport Loisirs indeed attests the conformity of equipment available to the public after having met all the safety tests required by decree. It also focuses on offering new products for them new methods of management and control. Its mission is to assist businesses, communities and local authorities, sports federations in various areas such as new product development, standardization and product certification control methods and management, feasibility study a project, the design of test methods, expertise and audit technical-economic ...


Authorized by the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Solidarity,CRITT Sport Loisirs also involved in the development of French and European standards.


Five sectors stand out:



• Tests and the sports equipment, helmets and protective equipment for sports

• Tests and the personal protective equipment and optical sound for professional use

• Advice and expertise

• Research and development

• Engineering education


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CRITT Sport Loisirs

Z.A. du Sanital -

21 Rue Albert Einstein 86100 Châtellerault

Tél. 05 49 85 38 30