Laser safety induction
Before beginning work with lasers in the Faculty new staff and students should:
- Work through the relevant University and Faculty Induction modules and read the General Laboratory Safety Guidelines.
- Read the Laser Safety Procedures (above).
- EITHER watch the Faculty Laser Induction Module (Powerpoint 2003 Presentation incorporating 2 large .mpg files).
- OR watch the MPG free Faculty Laser Induction Module, plus the Eye Effects Video (46 MB, 5 minutes) and the Laser Safety Video (231 MB, 30 minutes).
In addition people who are planning to work with Class 3B or Class 4 lasers should:
- Print out and complete a Laser Operator Eye Examination Form and take to Dr Ben Norton (Physics and wider university) Dr Susan Law (Engineering) to arrange an eye test.
- Print out and complete a Laser Operator License Form (check the boxes as you work through the induction).
- Complete a Risk Assessment Form for the lasers you will be using.
- Return ALL completed paperwork to your laser saftey officer.
The eye examination MUST be taken BEFORE accessing any laser laboratories.
Even if working with low power lasers, please inform the Laser Safety Officer so that the issue of keys can be approved.
Hosts of visiting scholars and students should ensure that the visitor's home institution has an adequate laser safety induction. An eye test is not needed before the visitor starts work, but a hazard assessment should be performed to ensure the visitor is aware of local safety features and procedures. Regular visitors do not need to redo the hazard assessment.