HIW Registration – Wales

All dentists and clinics in Wales operating Class 3B or Class 4 Lasers, are required by law to register with the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW).

All clinics / salons offering IPL and laser treatments for Hair Removal, Skin Rejuvenation, Thread Vein Treatment, Tattoo Removal etc., are required by law to register with the Health Inspectorate Wales (HIW).

This is in addition to the Private Dentistry (Wales) Regulations 2008. If you have registered with the HIW as a private dentist but have not registered your laser, you must submit a further application to the HIW.

Laser Protection Advisor Support

It is a requirement of Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) registration that an LPA is contracted to the practice and provides a safe system of work (such as local rules) and ongoing safety advice.


As required by HIW including:

  • Annual site inspection and audit
  • Provision of Local Rules
  • Provision of a Risk Assessment and Action Plan for the premises
  • Ongoing support

Expert Medical Practitioner Support

An Expert Medical Practitioner (EMP) is similarly required to provide medical protocols and ongoing medical advice and support.

For dentists, this role is an Expert Dental Practitioner (EDP).


As required by HIW including:

  • Provision of Dental Protocols for each treatment type
  • Advice regarding contra-indications and adverse reactions
  • Ongoing support

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) Registration

We include a registration service if you are contracting Lasermet for LPA / EMP / EDP services and are not yet registered with the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW), which includes:

Extensive assistance with Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) registration including:

    • Help with filling in all HIW forms
    • Advice on supporting documentation; what to do and when to do it.

We also provide you with policies and procedures as required for Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) registration, including:

      • Statement of purpose
      • Patient’s guide
      • IPL / laser safety policy

We provide on-going support through the registration process and our team of advisers are happy to help anytime.