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Faceshields

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Goggles

LEGISLATION

 

Regulation 4 of the Personal Protective Equipment Legislation requires Eye and face Protection in hazardous areas.

TYPICAL HAZARDS

 

Impact
Chemical Splash
Chemical Mists or sprays
Molten Metal Splash
Air Under Pressure

Eye Protection

Non-ionising Radiation
Dusts
Gases and Vapours Under Pressure
Welding Arcs
Laser Light

RISK ASSESSMENT
EYE PROTECTION SURVEY

A comprehensive assessment of the hazards is essential under Section 6 of the PPE Regulation to determine the type and suitability of the Eye/Face Protection needed. We would be pleased to assist in the selection of suitable eye protection, including lens materials, and to offer a complete on site eye protection survey.

PRODUCT STANDARDS / CE MARKING

 

CE Mark: Category 2 All Eye and Face Protectors, including prescription spectacles, except those for use in high temperatures (100 degrees C. or more) and where there may be risks from molten metal, ionizing radiation or electrical hazards. These exception world be category 3.
The previous Eye Protection Standard, BS 2092, has been replaced by the European Standard EN 166. An explanation of the new markings under this Standard is given in the table below.

    EN 166 marking requirements

 

Marking ID under BS 2092
® Manufactures mark

Hazard description

Marking ID under EN 166
® Manufactures mark

Impact grade 1

Medium energy (120 m/s)

-B Frame & lens

Impact grade 2

Low energy (45 m/s)

-F Frame & lens

Basic

Increased robustness (12 m/s)

- S Frame & lens

New Standard (applies only to face shields

High energy impact (190 m/s)

-A

Optical class

Astigmatism .06 Spherical /.06
prism .12

1 Lens only

New Standards

Astigmatism .12 Spherical /.12
prism .12

2 Lens only

Not a requirement of standard - H

Hard coat - resistance to damage by fine particles

K

Not a requirement of standard - N

Anti-mist - resistance to fogging of oculars

N

C

Chemicals (liquids)

3 Frame only

D

Dust

4 Frame only

G

Gas and fine dust

5 Frame only

Not a requirement

short circuit electric ark

8

M

Molten metal & hot solids

9 Frame & lens

These optical requirements are similar to those specified in BS 2092, but under new EN 166 Standard the Optical Class should be marked on the lenses.
The two examples below show how a typical dust and molten metal approved goggle with a grade 1 lens world be marked currently, and its equivalent under EN 166. The British Standard Kite mark may also be shown in some cases.
Frame: BS2092 1 CMD ® Kite Mark CE 95 1234     Lens: BS2092 1 M ® Kite Mark
Frame: ® EN 166 3 4 9-B CE 95 1234                           Lens: ® 2-B9