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What To Look For When Choosing Safety Eyewear

When it comes to safety clothing and personal protective equipment, you need to look at the job you’re going to be doing before you start shopping so that you know you have all that’s required to do the work safely.

Yes, you might need boots, bibs and braces, vests, jackets and more but what you shouldn’t forget about if you’re doing dangerous work of some kind is your safety eyewear. When picking out your safety goggles, you need to consider what risks you face in the working environment, which will help you pick the right kind of style.

It might be that you need eyewear that not only protects you from foreign objects and impact, but also airborne dust, splash hazards and so on – in which case 360 degree shield protection would be advisable.

Even though we live in the UK and we’re heading into autumn and winter right now, you should also pick a pair of goggles that protect you against UV rays. If you’re working outside, this is an absolute essential. If you’re inside, perhaps go for a clear lens colour to help you see what you’re doing better – and remember that you can buy eyewear that comes with special indoor/outdoor lenses if you’re going to be going in and out of buildings all day.

If you’re a manager, it’s important that you don’t adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach to handing out safety googles. You need to ensure that your workers are supplied with the right equipment for the specific job they’re doing and what might be right for one situation might not apply to another.

Written by Ad Rank One at 15/09/2017

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