Eye Safety


The eye safety training course provides the knowledge needed to work safely when eye protection is required.

Duration Approx |  20 minutes

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Eye Safety training online objectives | Eye injuries in the workplace are very common.  Around 2,000 eye injuries occur every day in UK workplaces.  20% of which cause at least temporary sight loss.  It is imperative, where an eye injury hazard exists, that effective training is provided to all relevant staff.   



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Course Aim

This Eye Safety training course gives a general overview of the policies and procedures that keep you safe whilst at work. It’s also designed to inform learners of the correct practices required to carry out your job in the safest possible manner and help reduce accidents and injuries.

Main Learning Outcomes

  • | Factors that contribute to eye injuries at work
  • | Causes eye injuries at work
  • | Where eye injuries happen most often
  • | How eye injuries can be prevented
  • | Basic eye injury first aid


Section 1 | Eye protection

What causes eye injuries

Eye and face protection – Selection Chart

Types of Eye Protection

Computers & Display equipment

Section 2 | Treating Eye Injuries

Common injuries and responses

First Aid Emergencies


Ideal For

Any employee that is exposed to a hazard that has the potential to cause harm to these eyes would undertake this Eye Safety Course training.  For example,

  • Construction workers
  • Laboratory Workers
  • Maintenance staff
  • Warehouse staff
  • Machine operators
  • Tilers
  • Road workers

What causes eye injuries?

Potential hazards at work place that could cause eye injuries mostly include flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or caustic liquids, chemical gases or vapours, potentially infected material or potentially harmful light radiation.

Failure to wear eye protection is the key factor in most eye injuries.

According to statistics, almost 70% of accidents result from flying or falling objects or sparks striking the eye. It is estimated that nearly three-fifths of the objects are smaller than a pin head. Contact with chemicals, splashed liquids or flying chemical particles causes 20% of eye injuries. Other accidents are caused by objects swinging from a fixed or attached position, like tree limbs, ropes, chains, or tools which are pulled into the eye.

Who is Affected?

Potential eye hazards can be found in nearly every industry. Statistics show that more than 40% of injuries occur among craft workers, like mechanics, repairers, carpenters, and plumbers. Over a third of injured workers are equipment operators, such as assemblers, sanders, and grinding machine operators while labourers suffer about one-fifth of eye injuries.

How to prevent eye injuries?

It is important to always wear effective eye protection. The eye wear must be of appropriate type for the hazard encountered. It is also necessary that they are fitted properly.  Eye protective devices should allow for air to circulate between the eye and the lens.  Best protection is afforded when goggles are worn with face shields.

It is estimated that 90% of eye injuries can be prevented through the use of proper protective eye wear and of course, by being aware of one’s environment and taking proper care


On successful completion of this Eye Safety course candidates receive an echo3education completion certificate.  To successfully complete the course candidates need to achieve 80% or more in the final assessment.  The assessment may be retaken as often as required.


  • | Accelerated Learning | 30 minutes
  • | Complies with UK & EU legislation
  • | Rich media & engaging content
  • | PDF Certificate
  • | Zero Carbon Course

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