Frequently asked questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about standards, risks and our products.

What products protect from UV radiations ?<p>Many employees who work outdoors are exposed to UV radiation and require safety glasses for comfortable vision in bright sunlight. A lens that absorbs both UV-B and UV-A radiation provides the best protection from UV radiation. All Bolle Safety glasses have 99.9% UV light absorption. It is necessary to check the marking on the lens, if the marking begins with 2 or 3, then the product protects well from UV radiation, in the case of a clear or yellow lens.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

What type of protection should I choose based on my activity?<p>To find the right product for your activity, use our product finder via the following link:</p>

What are the best protections for chemical risks? Mechanical? Electrical? Thermal? Related to radiation?<p>To find the best product according to the risks of your work environment, use our product finder via the following link:</p>

Why should I wear protective eyewear?<p>There are many occupations where eyes are at risk and where protective eywear should be worn to protect the eyes. Nearly all cases of eye damage that occur in Australia each year are preventable. Wearer acceptance is the greatest challenge to overcome. Boll&eacute; Safety have fashioned the ultimate in protective eyewear, utilizing superior product design and innovative technology that people want to wear!&nbsp;</p>

What kind of protection should I wear to protect my eyes from IR radiation ?<p>At the moment we have no products certified for protection from infrared radiation but a product is under developpement.</p>

What are the different markings on the product?<p>All AS/NZS 1337.1.2010 approved eyewear requires the relevant lens markings to show that the product is approved to standards. Boll&eacute; Safety lens and frame marking is specific to each product.<br />Certified by independent laboratories, this information guarantees protective eyewear quality and resistance.<br />Each marking corresponds to a specific use and protection.<br />To know the level of protection of the equipment, 2 types of marking must be identified:<br /><strong>- The lens marking :</strong> whether for spectacles, goggles or a face shield, a marking must be present on each lens. It guarantees the quality of the lens. It indicates the type of filtration of the shield(s), identifies the manufacturer, the mechanical, electrical and thermal resistance, the optical class and the CE standard.<br /><strong>- The frame marking :</strong> whether for spectacles, goggles or a face shield, a marking must be present on the frame. It guarantees the quality of the frame. It identifies the manufacturer and indicates the mechanical, electrical, chemical and thermal resistance, and the EN and CE standard.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

Is there a validity period for products?<p>There is no precise validity period for our products, their lifespan will depend on the care taken in their maintenance and their conditions of use. To maintain the products quality we recommend: scratched or damaged lenses must be replaced by the original complete products. If the frame is damaged, also replace the entire article.&nbsp;</p>

How does my warranty work?<p>Boll&eacute; Safety guarantees the Buyer against all manufacturing defects affecting the goods and accessories, within the limit of<br />the price of the aforesaid damaged goods and accessories, to the exclusion of all direct or indirect damage caused by this defect.&nbsp;<br /><br />To activate your product warranty, please contact Boll&eacute; Safety customer service at 1300 138 098 &nbsp;or via the contact form on the site.</p>

I have a problem with my product, it is defective, worn prematurely I would like to contact after-sales service.<p>In the case of a defective product, please contact your dealer and / or the quality department via the appropriate contact form.</p>

What is the warranty on the lenses? (Scratches)<p>Boll&eacute; Protection guarantees the Buyer against all manufacturing defects affecting the goods and accessories, within the limit of the price of the aforesaid damaged goods and accessories, to the exclusion of all direct or indirect damage caused by this defect.</p>

I scratched the lens of my glasses, what can I do?<p>Scratched or damaged lenses must be replaced by the original complete products. If the frame is damaged, also replace the entire article. After each use, it is recommended to keep the spectacles or protective mask in a microfibre case or a semi-rigid case.</p>

Is it possible to change the lens without changing the frame?<p>Some of our models offer replacement lens, for example the COBRA model. For more information please contact the sales department via the appropriate form on our website.</p>

How to buy a spare part?<p>Some of our models have spare parts available through your dealer, if the part you are looking for is not in the catalog then we recommend you to change the complete product.</p>

Where can I find a product datasheet?<p>You can download the data sheet of a product by consulting its page on the website or via our B-Base download page.</p>

How can I get product prices?<p>To obtain the current general pricelist, please contact your dealer or Boll&eacute; Safety customer service directly.</p>

For what kind of use is a flashed and polarized lens?<p>Polarized and flashed lenses are recommended in the case of outdoor activity with a high risk of glare or to reduce reflections on surfaces such as water, windows etc ...</p>

What is the durability of UV protection over time?<p>Scratched or damaged lens must be replaced with the original complete products. If the lens is not damaged, UV filtration remains completely intact.</p>

What is EN166 norm ?<p>This European Standard is applicable to all types of individual eye protectors used against the various dangers that can be encountered in industry, laboratories, educational institutions, in the course of DIY activities, etc., which may damage the eye or impair vision, with the exception of radiation from nuclear sources, X-rays, laser emissions and infrared radiation (IR) emitted by low temperature sources.</p>

What are the protection standards for welding work?<p>It is important for workers to protect themselves from exposure of the eyes to high intensity, ultra violet, infra-red and visible light sources, welding activities, steelworks, surgery.Bolle Safety Sphere face shield is approved to high impact proetcion (120m/s) and is electrical flash certified EN166.&nbsp;</p>

What are the obligations for companies and for employees regarding PPE?<p><strong>What are the obligations for companies?</strong>&nbsp;<br />Identify all the risks in the workplace and assess the level of risk<br />Remove the risk, set up collective protective measures and if this is not possible or is insufficient, provide personal protective equipment<br />Consult the company health and safety commission<br />Select PPE adapted to the risks to be covered and check the validity of this choice<br />Inform employees of the risk, the conditions for use of the PPE and the instructions<br />Train employees in the use of PPE<br />Provide employees with their own PPE free of charge<br />Ensure the PPE is actually used and is used properly<br />Ensure the condition of the PPE remains compliant<br />Check PPE quality regularly<br /><br /><strong>What are the obligations for employees?</strong><br />The obligations of employees stem directly from the company&#39;s internal regulations&nbsp;</p>

What level of impact protection do I require?It is very important to protect yourself from mechanical risks. Grinding work, particle prjections of metal filings of debris from tools etc. Differentiating low, medium and high impact hazards AS/NZS 1336 provides a detailed list of typical processes giving rise to ocular hazards and examples of suitable protectors. All Bolle Safety glasses are approved for medium impact protection.&nbsp;

How can you ensure compliance with Australian Standards?The best assurance is the use of the Standards Mark.<br />Bolle Safety is licensed by SAI Global to use the Australian Standards Mark.&nbsp;

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