Ski Goggles Testing
Though the stresses of downhill skiing can take a toll on all parts of the body, the eyes are especially susceptible to damage.
Whether participating in downhill skiing as a professional sport or leisure activity, skiers look for goggles that are not only visually appealing, but also provide a good peripheral field of vision, protection against ultraviolet light and impact-resistant frames, to ensure their eyes are protected when hitting the slopes.
With over 1,000 offices and labs in over 100 countries, Intertek is well-equipped with the most advanced and sophisticated testing facilities to evaluate your ski goggles against standard EN 174:2001, Personal Eye-Protection – ski goggles for downhill skiing, which is listed as Class 1 Personal Protective Equipment under the PPE Directive 89/686/EEC.
The following properties are evaluated under this standard:
- Design and manufacture
- Field of vision
- Optical power
- Scattered light
- Quality of material and surface
- Resistance to ultra-violet radiation
- Mechanical strength
- Protection against water and snow
- Resistance to ignition
- Suitability for cleaning and care