Purchasing a new laser
Before commissioning a new laser, the laboratory manager should ensure:
- that a Laser Registration Form is completed,
- that a Risk Assessment Form is completed,
- that a set of Standard Operating Procedures are set up for the laser in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Pro Forma,
- that all necessary engineering, procedural and ppe controls are in place.
These forms should be taken to the Laser Safety Officer for Approval.
Some regulations may be relaxed for temporary installations, but additional procedural controls are then necessary and must be strictly enforced. Please discuss such situations with the Laser Safety Officer.