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
  • Transmittance
  • 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

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