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Eye Protection Signs

Eye protection or wear eye protection signs indicate the need to use the appropriate appliances or equipment in an area that may cause damage to your eyes without the appropriate precautions. The eyes are a very sensitive part of the body, and damage done to them is often irreversible, so it’s crucial that people are reminded to protect them at every potentially necessary moment.

Eye protection signs are a visual reminder of the need to use personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace. These are necessary to protect against a range of potential hazards including chemical or metal splashes, airborne dust particles, projectiles, radiation, gas and vapour release, and more.

Find the eye protection signs that you need for your business below.

Are Eye Protection Signs a Legal Requirement?

Our eye protection signs can help you comply with health and safety law, which is something that all businesses must do. Eye protection products are outlined in the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992, and can include safety spectacles, glasses, goggles, face shields and visors.

These mandatory safety signs and safe conditions safety signs are manufactured to comply with the harmonised standard EN 7010, and the Signs and Safety Regulations 1996, covering the symbol or pictogram, colour, and layout.

What is the Mandatory Sign for Eye Protection?

The standard, mandatory sign for eye protection is a pictogram of a face front-on wearing goggles, although another common depiction features the face side-on and wearing a visor.

Signs depicting mandatory behaviour will always be on a blue background, and an eye protection must be worn sign comes under this category.

These mandatory eye protection signs may only feature a pictogram, or they may also include some text underneath stating the specifics of the eye protection that is required in that area.

What Does the Eye Protection Sign Mean?

The eye protection sign means that a form of eye protection is required in that area, or when using specific equipment.

This will usually be goggles, glasses, or a visor, although it a specific type of eye protection is required this should be connoted in the signage and supplied nearby.

Where Should You Put Eye Protection Signs

Common applications include medical, laboratories and research facilities, hospitals, forestry, agriculture, manufacturing, welding, metals and steel manufacture, mining, oil and gas.

We also supply body protection signs, respiratory protection signs, head protection signs, foot protection signs, ear protection signs, and hand protection signs.

Within these industries, eye protection PPE signs should be places somewhere clearly visible, and somewhere that individuals will encounter the sign before the place where they will need to wear eye protection. Having these signs at eye level by doors or near equipment that could affect the eyes is ideal.

Eye Protection Signs from Label Source

If you have any questions about our Eye Protection Signs, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly team will be able to advise you on which signs and labels best fit your requirements. Just get in touch!


If you have any questions about our Eye Protection Signs, do not hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly team will be able to advise you on which signs and labels best fit your requirements. Call us today on, 0800 3761 693.

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