Ensuring Laser Safety
Information and Booking
Trainer: External Consultant
Cost: Internal - No charge.
External not available
Duration: 4 hours x 2 sessions (09.30-13.30)
Format: Online via MS Teams
Who should attend
Departmental Laser Safety Officers (DLSO) managing /supervising Class 3R, 3B and 4 Lasers as part of the College’s Laser Competency framework. Those with a supervisory role in the use of high powered lasers.
Faculty and departmental safety personnel would benefit from more training on lasers within their area of responsibility.
Bookings must be made via DLSO.
All participants must complete the mandatory e-learning Introduction to Laser Safety.
This course will be delivered over 2 sessions from 09.30 - 13.30. All participants must fully attend both sessions.
The core safety theme is the formal implementation of the hierarchy of control measures and ensuring these principles are applied within the delegate’s sphere of influence.
Enclosed beam operations will be promoted as the default position and any alternative arrangements will need to be robustly justified via the risk assessment process.
Emphasis will be placed on calculation-based decision making to identify, justify and specify control measures.
- College Laser Safety Arrangements: Personnel and laser registration, competency & training
- Role, Responsibilities and Duties of Departmental Laser Safety Officer
- Legal Requirements and International Standards and Guidance: AURPO; AOR10; IEC / EN 60825-14
- Risk Assessment – Practical implication for users
- Hierarchy of Control Measures
- Engineering Laser Safeguards
- (a) Calculations – MPE and NOHD
(b) Calculations – AELs
- (a) Laser Protective Eyewear - Understanding EN-207
(b) Laser Alignment Eyewear – EN-208
- Accidents and incidents in HE environment
- HSE inspection, findings and enforcement action