Standards and Directives

Of course, our products meet all the necessary standards, and not just that – we always require that little bit more from our products. This ensures the extra safety that our customers – rightly – expect from us.

Hearing Protection Testing and Standards AS/NZS 1270

All uvex hearing protection products comply with the AS/NZS standard and have been tested in accordance with AS/NZS 1270.

All hearing PPE should be:

  • tested and approved in accordance with Australian Standard AS/NZS 1270:2002: Acoustics – Hearing protectors. Test results are found on the packaging of the hearing protector
  • selected and maintained in accordance with AS/NZS 1269.3:2005 Occupational noise management – hearing protector program

Class of hearing protector required

Under the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1270:2002, the class is an easy way to choose a hearing protector appropriate to a noise exposure. The standard rates hearing protection into five classes, with Class 1 being the lowest level of protection and Class 5 being the highest level. 

The system is based on the SOUND LEVEL CONVERSION (SLC80) rating which is the difference between the sound level of the environment in which the hearing protection is worn and the sound level reaching the wearer’s ears. This is converted to a Recommended Noise Range.

Once the extent of the noise hazard has been determined by a noise level survey, the user simply applies this to the table below for selecting an appropriate hearing protector

For example f a person is exposed to noise with a LAeq,8h of 97 dB(A) a Class 3 hearing protector is suitable.

 

LAeg,8h dB(A)ClassSLC80 dB Range
Less than 90110 to 13
90 to less than 95214 to 17
95 to less than 100318 to 21
100 to less than 105422 to 25
105 to less than 110526 or greater
Greater than 110 or equal to 110Seek specialist advice

 

 

 

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uvex xact-fit disposable earplugs22 dB; size: M; with reusable pinuvex xact-fit disposable earplugs
uvex hi-com disposable earplugs16 dB – with excellent speech perception; size: M; without corduvex hi-com disposable earplugs
uvex com4-fit disposable earplugs22 dB; size: S; with corduvex com4-fit disposable earplugs
uvex x-fit disposable earplugs26 dB; size: M; with corduvex x-fit disposable earplugs
uvex x-fit disposable earplugs26 dB; size: M; without corduvex x-fit disposable earplugs
uvex com-4-fit disposable earplugs22 dB; size: S; without corduvex com-4-fit disposable earplugs
uvex whisper+ detec detectable reusable earplugs22 dB; detectable; reusable; size: M; with cord in earplug boxuvex whisper+ detec detectable reusable earplugs
uvex whisper+ reusable earplugs22 dB; size: M; with corduvex whisper+ reusable earplugs
uvex K200 earmuffs28 dB; dielectricuvex K200 earmuffs
uvex K1 earmuffs28 dB; lower weight, small volumeuvex K1 earmuffs
uvex K2 earmuffs31 dB; lower weight, small volume; extra-soft ear cushionsuvex K2 earmuffs
uvex K3 earmuffs33 dB; lower weight, small volume; extra-soft ear cushionsuvex K3 earmuffs
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