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All persons using Class 1M, Class 2M, Class 3R, Class 3B and Class 4 lasers should receive laser safety training. For Class 1M, 2M and 3R lasers this training may be quite concise. In addition all organisations using Class 3B, Class 4 or Invisible Class 3R lasers must have a Laser Safety Officer who should have received appropriate training.
Time: 1-2 hrs
Recommended for those who work in an environment with lasers, but who have no need of in-depth technical knowledge. This might include laser machine operatives, laser product assembly line workers, and any other staff not using lasers but who are in proximity to lasers. (For theatre nurses, ODP's, surgeons and laser clinic staff we recommend our Medical Laser Safety Training Course.)
Time: 4-8 hrs
Recommended for at least one member of staff in all situations where the above classes of lasers are used. This level of training is appropriate for the Laser Safety Officer (where applicable); and it is also appropriate to research staff, design engineers and others with technical knowledge.
There are a number of options detailed below. The course at the National Physical Laboratory has a set programme, but other courses will be tailored to your needs. Please let us know if there are specific topics you would like covered. (In some cases there may be an extra charge if new course material is required.) All laser safety training is to the latest laser safety standards, European Directives and UK law.
Option one: One day laser safety course held at the National Physical Laboratory - normally held April/May and October/November. Click here for course summary
Please book with NPL directly on-line by visiting the NPL Website, or call Helen White at NPL on 020 8943 6606 with a company purchase order.
Option Two: In house laser safety training course held at your company site for unlimited numbers of people. Click here for course summary. Note that courses will be tailored to the needs of the trainees, and therefore some subjects will be omitted and others emphasised as required.
The course can be completed within a morning or afternoon, or staff can be split into two groups and trained in separate sessions.
Two hour laser hazard awareness course for laser operatives followed by rest of day intensive training for Laser Safety Officer.
Please note that other combinations of training are possible, including combining training with consultancy visits, laser safety audits etc, which can keep costs down. To discuss your training requirements or enquire about any aspect of our Laser Safety Training please contact the sales department who will be happy to help.
All laser safety training is to the latest laser safety standards, European Directives and UK law.These include:
In addition, due to our involvement in European & International Standards making, we are able to advise on likely future changes to the standards.