Safety Glasses & Shields

Safety glasses are spectacles worn to protect your eyes and are an item of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). They are commonly made from polycarbonate, which offers the highest impact level tested under EN166. Some models are manufactured from acetate and CR39 which provides general impact protection, but these are more suited to liquid and chemical splash protection.
Mandatory markings
Each pair of safety glasses features lens and frame markings. These markings are mandatory and essential to understand when selecting glasses. Example include:
● A manufacturer’s mark (sometimes with a kite mark)
● A letter ’C’ indicates whether they impair colour perception
● Glasses with a filtering effect are given specific codes. For example, a shade number between 1.2 and 6 can be used as protection when welding.
● Mechanical strength is indicated by a symbol of S, F, B, A or T, denoting how strong the glasses are. Glasses with an ’S’ have increased robustness.
● Glasses with K indicated on the less offer resistance to surface damage from fine particles. Glasses with a letter N are fog-resistant or anti-misting.

Types of protection
Mechanical risk: Protect yourself from the projection of debris and metal filings from tools, particle projections and grinding work. The F, B or A symbol must be indicated on the lens and the frame to guarantee protection. If the symbols differ, the symbol representing the lowest resistance is applied to the protection as a whole.
Electrical Risk: Protect yourself from live contact and shirt circuit electrical arcs. The 8 symbol must be indicated on the lens and the frame to guarantee protection from electrical risks.
Thermal risk: Protect your eyes from radiating heat, intense heat, sprays of hot liquids or sprays of hot solids. The 9 symbol must be indicated on the lens and the frame to guarantee protection from thermal risks.
Radiation risk: Protect your eyes from ultra violet rays, infra-red rays, visible light sources, steelworks, surgery and welding. The standard is normally identified with a marking on the lens.
Chemical risk: Protect your eyes from chemicals, dangerous liquids, aerosols, gas, toxic vapours, toxic dust and other airborne contaminants. The standard marking of 3, 4 or 5 must be indicated on the glasses frame.

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Description Price Lens Colour Style Type Prescription Attachment Type UV Protection Scratch Resistant Anti-Mist Coating Laser Wavelength Bifocal EN166 Eye Protection EN166 Frame Marking EN166 Lens Marking EN175 Welding Safe EN207/208 Laser Safe
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RS Stock No. 168-1670
Mfr. Part No.9198-237
BrandUvex
£7.95
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Grey Spectacles - Corded Earplug Yes Yes Yes - - 5-2.5 W 1 FTKN CE W 166 FT CE - - -
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RS Stock No. 168-1669
Mfr. Part No.9198-257
BrandUvex
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Clear Spectacles - Corded Earplug Yes Yes Yes - - 2C-1.2 W 1 FTKN CE W 166 FT CE - - -