Professional eye protection is crucial in a number of working environments where workers face such risks as chemical splash, flying debris, excessive dust, glare, UV radiation, biohazards, and more. It is usually the employer’s responsibility to supply employees with adequate eye and face PPE, but safety goggles are also available to the general public for personal use. In this sensitive product category, the importance of comprehensive quality control cannot be overstated, as even a simple mechanical failure can lead to dangerous exposure, injury, or even loss of sight.
Personal eye protectors and safety glasses are classified as Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) according to European Directive 2016/425, and included in Categories II or III, depending on their design. Eye protectors include such products as:
QIMA testing and quality control services help you meet all applicable requirements for safety eyewear and eye protectors. This includes international standards, regional regulations, and your in-house specifications. We help you understand the requirements of your destination market and ensure that your safety eyewear complies with them.
QIMA offers a two-tier process to safeguard the quality of your eye protectors and safety glasses. On-site inspections provide you with a detailed report of your products’ mechanical properties and workmanship, while our HOKLAS accredited laboratories conduct a wide variety of tests to check the physical and chemical characteristics of your safety eyewear.
QIMA labs are accredited to perform tests to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for Eyewear and Ophthalmic Products, and issue reports with HOKLAS and ILAC endorsement, which are also recognized by the British Standards Institution, SAI Global, and Benchmark Product Certification.
We provide lab tests and quality control to ensure compliance of your eye protectors to all applicable international standards, including:
Our accredited labs offer the widest available selection of tests for mechanical, optical, and chemical characteristics of your eye protectors and safety glasses, including, but not limited to:
All testing programs can be tailored to your manufacturing needs and supply chain specifics. Get in touch with us, and our specialists will be happy to provide you with a quote.
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