Under Regulation 4 of the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulation 1992, eye protection must be worn when employees are 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.
Safety goggles protect the eyes and the surrounding area of the face from water, dust, particles, bright light, airborne debris, chemical splashes, smoke, and corrosive liquids, making them applicable for many industries, including:
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 can be worn under these goggles. For more information on safety goggles please see our guide here.