Free Guide to Safety Eyewear

August 2013

A free guide to safety eyewear is being launched today across the Republic of Ireland.

The eyes and vision are particularly vulnerable to hazards in the workplace and it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the risks are correctly assessed and appropriate policies are put in place. Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has produced a free guide to provide employers with comprehensive eyecare information and an understanding of the intricacies of selecting the appropriate safety eyewear. The publication covers legislation, common misconceptions, levels of protection and procurement options.

Also explained are the wider-reaching positive implications of a full eye examination due to the numerous illnesses and medical conditions that can be detected and monitored through routine retinal screening.

While the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work regulations contain detailed legislation, each different working environment presents its own unique risks and requirements. When developing an eyecare policy and purchasing the necessary eye protection, health and safety managers have a great many factors to consider. The provision of effective safety eyewear is not only about meeting the essential standards but also the needs of the individual. The guide aims to help put theory into practice.

For a free copy of Specsavers Corporate Eyecare’s Guide to Safety Eyewear call (Ireland) 0818 275 664 or email

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