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Christmas and New Year Holiday Shipping 2013-2014

All orders received by Friday 20st December will shipped prior to Christmas. Our office and warehouse will be closed from Monday 24th December and reopen on Monday 6th January 2014, we will have an intermittent ship out of orders between this time and will resume regular shipping from Monday 6th January.

In the meantime, if there is an urgent order, please call Lin on 0410497790, We will arrange special courier service

Christmas and New Year Holiday Shipping 2013-2014

Australian safety glasses standard

In 1986 Australia and New Zealand published a joint standard for protective eyewear used in industry. The current standard for safety glasses is AS/NZS 1337:1992 ‘Eye protectors for industrial applications’. UVR protective eyewear is required in a variety of occupations both indoors and outdoors where UVR may reach potentially hazardous levels. The requirements of protective eyewear for indoor situations are markedly different from outdoor occupational situations. Indoor protective eyewear is generally clear yet transmitting little or no UVR. If the source being used is very bright in the visible region then the eyewear may require some tinting. Eyewear for use outdoors will generally require considerable tinting since the wearer will sometimes be working in full sunlight and possibly near highly reflective surfaces.

Australian sunglass standard

Australian sunglass standard

In 1971 Australia was the first country to introduce a national standard for sunglasses (AS 1067.1: 1990 ‘Sunglasses and fashion spectacles’). Australia is now one of the few countries along with UK, Germany, France and USA to have a standard for sunglasses. AS/NZS 1067 is the only mandatory sunglass standard in the world and the requirements for complying with the Safety Requirements and Performance Requirements sections are quite demanding. All sunglasses sold in Australia must comply with the standard.

In 2003 a revised sunglass standard AS/NZS 1067:2003: ‘Sunglasses and Fashion Spectacles’ was released. The new standard defines five categories of lenses:

Description of lens
Fashion spectacles that are not sunglasses and provide very low reduction in sunglare with some UV protection
Fashion spectacles that are not sunglasses and provide a limited reduction in sunglare with some UV protection
Sunglasses that provide a medium level protection against sunglare with good UV protection
Sunglasses that provide a high level of protection against sunglare with good UV protection
Sunglasses for special purposes that provide a very high level of
protection against sunglare with good UV protection