Product certificates are the proof that an authorized body, independent from the seller and the buyer, has subjected a piece of equipment to the necessary checks to test its compliance with the safety requirements provided for by European Directives and/or Regulations.
For Equipment of Category II and III – such as glasses and screens which protect from ionizing radiations, welding screens, motorcycling and motocross goggles, equipment to protect the eyes from dust, gas and liquids – before marketing the product it is necessary to have an EC Certificate issued by a notified body such as Certottica.
For its certifying services Certottica adopts specific procedures, described in the Regulations which can be downloaded at the following link:
In order to ask for a quote regarding the certification of a product, the data collection form must be filled in and sent to Certottica. The data collection form can be asked for to Certottica’s Sales Department or downloaded at the following link:
In order to ask for a quote regarding the extension of a certified product, the data collection form must be filled in and sent to Certottica. The data collection form can be asked for to Certottica’s Sales Department or downloaded at the following link:
> M.8.2.008 Format for data collection for extension of EU type-examination certificate (Rev.1 del 26.11.2018)
After Certottica has accepted the quote, it is necessary to send Certottica the samples to be tested together with the EC Certification Application received from the Sales department or downloaded at the following link:
The EC Certification Application must be filled in correctly as explained in the procedure you can find at:
Together with the EC Certification Application, it is necessary to send also the Technical Documents of the product containing all the information listed in the procedure which is available at:
Declaration of impartiality.
> M.1.2.004 Declaration of impartiality (rev.0 del 31.12.15)
As for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) of Category II and III Certottica’s laboratories work in compliance with both European standards and the international standards listed below.
• EN 166:2001 “Personal eye-protection – Specifications”;
• EN 167:2001 “Personal eye-protection – Optical test methods”;
• EN 168:2001 “Personal eye-protection – Non-optical test methods”;
• EN 169:2002 “Personal eye-protection – Filter for welding and related techniques – Transmittance requirements and recommended utilisation”;
• EN 170:2002 “Personal eye-protection – Ultraviolet filters – Transmittance requirements and recommended use”;
• EN 171:2002 “Personal eye-protection – Infrared filters – Transmittance requirements and recommended use”;
• EN 172:1994 + A1:2000 + A2:2001 “Personal eye-protection – Sunglare filters for industrial use”;
• EN 175:1997 “Personal protection – Equipment for eye and face protection during welding and allied processes”;
• EN 1731:2006 “Personal eye protection – Mesh eye and face protectors”;
• EN 1938:2010 “ Personal eye-protection – Goggle for motorcycle and moped users”;
• EN 13178:2000 “Personal eye-protection – Eye protectors for snowmobile users”;
• AS/NZS 1337.1:2010/Amdt 1:2012 “Personal eye protection Part 1: Eye and face protectors for occupational applications”
• AS/NZS 1338.1:2012 “Filters for eye protectors - Part 1: Filters for protection against radiation generated in welding and allied operation”
• AS/NZS 1338.2:2012 “Filters for eye protectors - Filters for protection against ultraviolet radiation”
• CSA Z94.307 “Eye and Face Protectors”
• ANSI Z87.1-2015 “Occupational and educational personal eye and face protection device”;
Particular specification (impact tests on eye protector):
• MIL-PRF-31013 25 April 1996 “Spectacles, special protective eyewear cylindrical system;
• MIL-STD-662F 18 December 1997 “V50 ballistic test for armour”;
• STANAG 2920 “Ballistic test method for personal armour materials and combat clothing”;
• STANAG 4296 “Eye protection for the individual soldier - Ballistic protection”