5 November 2008

Laser Safety - Applications in Safe Laser Use and Laser Product Design

  • Location: NPL, Teddington, Middlesex, UK
  • Attendees: All

Laser Safety
A one-day workshop by Lasermet Ltd.

Applications in safe laser use and laser product design
(with reference to the standard EN 60825-1:2007)

The aim of the workshop is to provide awareness of the current BS and European
Laser Safety Standards EN 60825-1 (Safety of laser products), EN207 (laser eyewear)
EN208 (alignment eyewear), and PD IEC TR 60825-14 (laser users guide). Reference
will also be made to other associated standards and their implications. Topics covered
will include:
* Hazards from optical sources * Safety calculations
* Laser classification * Laser protective eyewear
* Requirements for interlocks * Legal requirements
* Guidelines for Laser Safety Officers * Laser guards
The workshop will instruct in safe working practices for users of lasers and light emitting
diodes (LEDs) and is aimed at scientists and engineers using lasers in the laboratory
and in industry. It will also be of use to safety advisers, managers of laser and LED
users, and product designers. A certificate of attendance will be provided.
Instruction will be provided by experienced lecturers and laser safety professionals,
Robert Wells and Paul Tozer from Lasermet Ltd. Lasermet are leaders in the
provision of laser safety products and services and have been at the forefront of
European and International standards making in the field of laser safety for the last
twenty years.
The location for the workshop is the National Physical Laboratory at Teddington,
Middlesex. NPL is the UK's national standards laboratory and its primary role is to
support the UK's national measurement system to ensure consistency and traceability
of measurements throughout the UK. NPL is situated on the edge of Bushy Park, close
to Hampton Court, and is easily accessible from the M3 motorway, via rail (Teddington
railway station is served by a frequent train service to London) or from Heathrow airport.

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