Certified vs compliant products, what’s the difference?
When buying an eye protector , to ensure that it is capable of giving your eyes the right level of protection, the best guarantee is to purchase a product that is certified. Independent product certification ensures that a product meets all the requirements of the standard through a process of product testing, ongoing batch testing and bi annual audits of our contractor component manufacturers. By contrast, product compliance indicates that a product has been tested once at some point in time, there is no guarantee that future batches will also comply. At Eyres we certify our products through SAI Global, allowing us to mark our products with the prestigious standards tick tower, your independent guarantee of product compliance.
Why buy certified products?
Certified products are independently verified and certified giving employers, employees and all lifestyle and sport lovers’ peace of mind that the product is traceable back to an Australian manufacturer. Many work sites in Australia will now only allow certified products onto their worksites because of the added assurances and therefore liability cover that these products carry.
What is an Australian standard?
The main standards relevant to supply of eye protectors in Australia are 1337.1, for plano eye protectors and, 1337.6 for prescription eye protectors. These standards are written with the assistance of industry leaders and experts to provide a set of minimum performance requirements . In the case of eye protectors these requirements include impact resistance, lens transmittance and optical qualities, coverage and overall quality of the eye protectors.
Do I need low or medium impact and what’s the difference?
Low impact eye protectors are intended to provide protection from hazards that result from manual processes eg hammering. Low Impact eye protectors provide necessary coverage against sunlight but limited lateral protection for temple impact and are intended to protect the wearer from particles travelling at slow speeds, they are tested to withstand an impact of 12 m/s (or approximately 43 km/h). By contrast medium impact eye protectors are intended to provide protection against particles travelling at higher speeds with increased protection from the sides. Activities such as sport, drilling or the use of other electric tools, or any person wearing helmets at work require medium impact protection, tested to 45m/s or 162 km/hr.
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