ClearSafe Products has compared different Face Shields. Some with a foam strip at the fore-head and others with an open frame structure. Several elements were judged:
The product with the best professional characteristics is the PR3 Face Shield. It is developed and made for specific protection against Covid-19 in mind. It is developed with the medical staff and medical personnel of a large University Hospital in The Netherlands. Aim was to develop a face shield that would obtain all required certification, but even more importantly, would be the best shield on the market in the protection against droplets/splashes. Severe tests have been committed by spraying from different angles to obtain the best design.
The PR3 Face Shield is the only product in the market that can be shaped to provide more prevention in the neck and chin area.
It is also the only Face Shield on the market that has a Shield element made from Lexan which has the best optical characteristics. Especially when the user has to wear a face shield for a prolonged time, their eyes will be extremely tired when they have to look through regular face shields.
The PR3 shield has the correct certification, it has the examination certificate on EU 2016/425, by notified body BSI, nr 2797). It is therefore also allowed to use the PR3 in surgery rooms.
PLEASE NOTE: In the Netherlands employers are OBLIGED by law, to offer their employees certified personal safety products by EU 2016/425. At all interventions where employees could be in contact with anything that 'potentially could cause death or serious permanent injury' the employer is obliged to offer his employees EU 2016/425 certified Face Shields. Since Civid-19 can cause death or permanent/long lasting injury all personnel that is professionally in contact with people that could infect them with Covid-19 should be offered 2016/425 certified products. (Self made 'declarations of conformity' are not enough, these certifications need to be provided by an official notified body). This also includes home care workers, workers at Corona test-locations, public transport personnel, airport personnel, police, etc.
What end-users say about the PR3 shield: