What is NHK Emergency Release System

NERS is one of the important feature for racing helmet. This NERS allows the rescue personnel to remove the pads of the cheek pads from the helmet while it’s still on the rider’s head. NERS is a system designed to help remove a motorcycle helmet without damaging a rider’s neck and spine.

When a rider has an accident, at some stage it’s going to be necessary to remove their crash helmet. To assess head injuries, to get the rider comfortable and do further investigation into any injuries, they’re going to have to get that helmet off.

To Remove the left and right cheek pads from the helmet, first you can unfasten or cut the chin strap and then pull the red line  pocket in the front area with your fingers. If the chin guard still installed, it must be removed before handling the emergency tab.

How does NERS work?

Essentially, it’s a system to make pulling-out some of the pads inside the helmet easier – and to do it while the helmet’s still being worn. Usually, that means pulling the cheek pads out of the bottom of the helmet without removing the helmet first.

Removing the cheek pads means there’s more space available to carefully remove the helmet, minimizing the need to move the head around too much and cause injuries.

You can see if a helmet has NERS by looking at the bottom of the helmet. There’s usually a couple of red tabs at the bottom of the lining which can be grabbed to pull the cheek pads out of the helmet.

Please use this NHK Emergency Release System only for emergency situation. Make sure to hold the helmet firmly by your hand when pulling out cheek pads. Never pull the emergency tab while riding.