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LPA and Safety Advice for UK Laser Clinics

Due to a change in the regulations different rules apply depending on the location of your business. Please select the appropriate link shown below...

LPA and Safety Advice for UK Laser ClinicsSee also:
Laser Safety for Laser Clinics
Laser Protection Adviser
Care Quality Commission Laser Regulation

This page is intended for people running Cosmetic, Health, Dental, Tattoo and other Clinics in which lasers are used for hair removal, skin resurfacing, tattoo removal, wound healing, pain reduction, dental surgery and other similar applications. If your situation is different to this please see our Laser Protection Adviser page for a complete listing of Laser Protection Advisor services.

If you are considering using lasers or have already bought lasers for use in your Clinic, it may seem as if there is a whole raft of regulation aimed at stopping you from putting these lasers to use. Our aim is to take you through the process of Care Quality Commission approval and to ensure that both your staff and customers are not exposed to any hazards from your lasers. This will enable you to get on with the process of running your Clinic.

Laser Protection Advisor

As you may know, the Care Quality Commission require all laser clinics to have a certificated Laser Protection Adviser (see Care Quality Commission Laser Regulation for further information). All our LPAs are certificated by the Association of Laser Safety Professionals and appointment of a Lasermet LPA will satisfy this HC requirement. In addition Lasermet LPAs have all been practicing in the laser safety field for many years and can offer the highest quality and most up to date advice on the safe use of lasers in laser clinics.

If you wish to appoint an LPA, please contact our Sales Department who will send you a letter of appointment to fill out and return.

Registration With the Care Quality Commission

All clinics using lasers must be registered with the Care Quality Commission. This is a time consuming process for those who are not used to it. If you wish, your LPA can carry undertake this process of registration for you, thus allowing you to concentrate on other aspects of your business.

Initial Site Visit

On appointment your LPA will call you to discuss your situation and requirements. In many cases an initial site visit will be advisable to enable the LPA to become familiar with your lasers and premises and to enable them to offer the best advice. During this visit your LPA will carry out a laser safety audit, viewing your premises and laser equipment and will discuss safety requirements with you. A report will be issued detailing what is required in terms of signage, interlocks, protective screens and eyewear etc. In most cases further work by the LPA will be carried out from their office. They will also be contactable to answer any queries which come up from time to time. It is also advisable to have an annual site visit to check, review and update the local rules.

Laser Safety Management File

Whether or not an initial site visit is required your LPA will compile a Laser Safety Management File for your clinic, which will include your local rules and other relevant information. This will be sent to you to be kept on the premises

Laser Safety Training

Unless your laser operatives and associated staff have already received laser safety training then this will be required. In order to keep down costs we suggest that this training is carried out at the same time as any initial site visit. Click on this link for details of the laser clinic laser safety training.

Laser Safety Equipment

We also offer a complete range of Laser Safety equipment for your clinic. This includes a wide range of laser safety glasses for both operator and patient, laser blocking curtains / screens for windows and room dividers, laser fume extraction, interlocks and signage. Please see laser safety for laser clinics for more information.

To appoint your Laser Protection Adviser please contact our Sales Department. They will send you a letter of appointment for you to fill out and return.

Formerly the Healthcare Commission