Eye Protection is a requirement under Regulation 4 of the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulation 1992 when at risk in a hazardous area. Employers must provide personal protective equipment that offers suitable protection to personnel who may be exposed to potential health risks. You can find out more about safety goggles and protective eyewear in our comprehensive safety goggles guide.
Goggles or safety glasses are forms of eye wear that protect the area surrounding the eyes to protect them from water, dust, particles, bright light, , flying shards, chemical splashes, smoke and corrosive liquids, Many different types of industries use safety goggles such as:
There are different types of goggles available: Direct Ventilation, Indirect Ventilation and Non-Vented Safety Goggles.
Lenses come in different materials such as Glass, Plastic, Acetate, and Polycarbonate. Polycarbonate lenses provide the highest level of protection from impact. Some will also offer UV protection, anti - scratch and anti –mist, tinted or clear lenses. Prescription glasses are able to be worn under these goggles.