Safety Visors & Shields
Safety visors are used in a range of sectors from Construction and Waste to Healthcare and Hospitality. Offering a level of protection to the whole face, they are often used in conjunction with safety goggles or glasses.
Protecting the face is essential to avoid injury and skin damage. Safety visors help to extend protection to the whole face rather than other types of PPE that focus on just the eyes or nose and mouth.
Safety visors can help protect against hazards such as:
Flying objects or projectiles
ppe face shields
PPE face shields are commonly used in healthcare settings where they protect the eyes, nose and mouth from splashes and sprays of blood or other bodily fluids. They are also used in Aggregates, Manufacturing and Construction settings where workers may be exposed to hazards such as molten metal or caustic liquids.
Employees should be made aware of the importance of wearing PPE face shields and the consequences of failing to wear this type of PPE.
Carrying out internal risk assessments can be useful in determining when face shields may be needed. It may also be helpful to advise employees about whether they should be worn with safety goggles or glasses underneath or will provide adequate protection on their own.
Training around PPE Face shields should cover how to clean and maintain the equipment if it is appropriate to reuse it.
Size and Shape:
It’s important that a face shield is the right size and shape to cover the mouth, nose and sides of the face. It should provide cover down the length of the face to the base of the chin.
For some sectors (such as Healthcare) it’s unlikely that face shields will be reused. However reusable face shields can be more durable especially when they are handled correctly. It may be useful to consider reusable face shields that can be disinfected thoroughly after each use.