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.

AS/NZS 1337.1:2010 – Personal eye protection

The aim of this Standard is to assist in the provision of safe, efficient and comfortable vision in the occupational situation, including consideration of the need for protection against sunglare and optical radiation in the natural environment.

AS/NZS 1337.1:2010 specifies minimum requirements for non-prescription eye and face protectors and associated oculars. They are designed to provide protection for the eyes and faces of persons against common occupational hazards such as flying particles and fragments, dusts, splashing materials and molten metals, harmful gases, vapours and aerosols. Requirements for optical qualities and low, medium, high and very high impact resistance are given and appendices describing appropriate test methods are included in this Standard.

All uvex eyewear is approved under the standard AS/NZS 1337.1:2010. All AS/NZS 1337.1:2010 approved eyewear requires the relevant lens markings to show that the product is approved to standards.

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Marking in accordance with AS/NZS 1337.1:2010

Marking on frame and arms

Other markings as applicable
MarkingHazardApplication for
C or 3splash proofgoggles, eye shields and face shields
D or 4dust proofgoggles
G or 5gas tightgoggles
M or 9molten metal and hot solidsface shields only

Marking on lens

Impact levels

eye and face protector typelow impact 13 m/smedium impact 45 m/shigh impact 120m/sextra high impact 190 m/s
wide vision spectaclexx
gogglexx
eye shieldxx
face shieldxxxx

All eye protection is tested to be capable of withstanding impact from a specified weight ball without cracking, detaching or dislodging, breaking or coming into contact with the eye or the head. AS/NZS test requirements categorise impact resistance into four categories: Low Impact, Medium Impact, High Impact, Very High Impact.

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