Laser Safety Training
Duration 1 day
The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the basic principles of protection for users of lasers (Class 3R, 3B, and 4), and to satisfy the requirements of The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010.

Further local training may be needed before a new laser worker can be considered sufficiently trained and competent to work unsupervised with laser equipment.
For / Special Requirements The course consists of a PowerPoint presentation given by your School Laser Safety Officer (LSO). There are also 4 short laser safety videos to view, which form part of the course and are available from the non-ionising radiation section of the Safety & Health Services website (Laser Safety Videos tab) which cover general laser safety, laser alignment, laser eyewear and filters, and laser classifications.

Attendees must also read the University guidance document ' Working with Non-Ionising Radiation - Laser Safety Guidance' available to view from the non-ionising radiation section of the Safety & Health Services website (Guidance tab).
Objectives At the end of the course attendees should:

  • Have the basic pre-requisite knowledge on which local training within your School can build the specialised training you need to carry out work with laser equipment safely.
  • Know where to look and who to contact if you are not sure how to safely use laser equipment or there is an accident/ emergency.
  • Understand that compliance with the University policy 'Use of Non-ionising Radiation' and associated guidance document 'Working with Non-ionising Radiation - Laser Safety Guidance' is a legal obligation on each worker.

Course charges Cancellation fee: Your Division/Faculty will incur a £50 charge should you fail to attend on the day or cancel your place any later than three full working days before the course.
Further information Please consult your School Laser Safety Offiver (LSO) in the first instance to ensure that you are made aware of all training requirements relating to laser equipment in your School and that your training record is signed off by yourself and all other necessary persons.

This course is not relevant for users of Class 1, 1M, 2 or 2M lasers


Dates to be arranged locally with the School Laser Safety Officer (LSO).
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